Malibu is a unique place. After working exclusively in Malibu for over 20 years, we have gained a sense of what works- and more importantly- what doesn't work in this region. Many landscape designers haven't worked here long enough to have the personal experience required to properly design a successful Malibu landscape.
A successful Malibu landscape design requires excellence in three areas: design sense, plant choice, and irrigation.
Design sense is important because it will affect the overall look of your landscaping. A fine home in Malibu should have a landscape that complements the architecture of the home and reflects the tastes of its owners.
Plant choice is important because many plants that might work aesthetically simply won't perform well here in Malibu. Working in landscape maintenance has taught us that some plants are good choices in theory, but not in reality.
Irrigation is an integral component of a great landscape design. Too many landscape designers and contractors are uneducated and inexperienced in this area. Sprinklers are usually installed with a "hope for the best" attitude. This results in landscapes with "problem areas": sections that are either overwatered or underwatered. An irrigation system needs to be properly engineered, yet this step is often overlooked. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure the proper watering of your landscape.
As a Malibu landscape contractor who has extensive experience in every facet of landscaping in Malibu, we can provide the expertise needed to design a landscape that will be beautiful as well as functional.