PHILOSOPHY

FIVE TENETS of the quintessential Yes Please Garden.

1. FRAME THE SPACE

Gardens are more than plants. Gardens and landscapes frame the way you live. A well-framed front yard welcomes you home and engages your guests. The arrangement of space in your backyard guides how people gather, relax, and play. So even before we select plants, we’ll design your spaces.

2. GO NATIVE

Choose California Native Plants whenever possible. Natives are attractive throughout the year, create a sense of place, require minimal maintenance and water, stabilize the soil, and attract native wildlife (birds, butterflies, bees, lizards).

3. PLANT for THE FUTURE

Smart garden design requires an eye to the future. Budget and availability affects how mature a garden is when planted. We can help you make the right choices for size of plants when they go in the ground and spacing for growth over time.

4. START WHERE YOU ARE

Do you have a brand new home in a newly developed community? Or are you re-imagining the garden space around a home that’s been lived in for twenty years? We build on what is (or isn’t) already in place and set priorities based on your goals and budget.

5. HONOR THE SHADE

We can guide you through evergreen or deciduous tree selection, whether for a focal point or a protective shelter. In addition, if you want to harvest, we have access to some of the healthiest, most beautiful fruit trees grown on the West Coast.