Dear Davids,

We whole-heartedly recommend Landscapes by Davids for landscape design and build after the incredible re-design and build of our new backyard. 

Our backyard was a blank slate with many possibilities. Landscapes by Davids took the time to understand our needs and requirements as a young growing family. They listened to our ideas and desires and added valuable input at every turn. With respect to budget, they were great about recommending more affordable options while staying consistent with our desired aesthetic and functional requirements (e.g. recommending a pea gravel patio instead of our suggested flagstone). Ultimately, we were blown away by the design they created for us. It far surpassed our expectations in terms of matching our desired aesthetic and including every element we discussed. 

We found Landscapes by Davids to be great partners throughout the process. When inevitable changes came up they took the time to meet with us, discuss, re-evaluate, and address the changes to our satisfaction on time and on budget.

Moreover, Landscapes by Davids had a keen ability to understand and anticipate our high standards in every decision and step of the project without direction from us. It was clear in working with them that they value quality, attention to detail, and doing the job right. (One example of their team's attention to detail is that we asked them to hang a wire so that we could string lights and they not only hung the wire but they also painted it to match the environment and basically become invisible). During the build the owners made frequent site visits and would make slight tweaks here and there that were always for the best. 

Landscapes by Davids delivered a beautiful, and high quality backyard meeting and exceeding all of our functional and design requirements on time and on budget. We could not be happier with their work product and look forward to working with them on our front yard someday soon!
The Faulmans
We were in need of transformative guidance on our property. While we always knew our property had good "bones", we were not able to concieve or agree on how to maximize privacy and convenience while maintaining our view. Additionally, it was always difficult for guests, deliveries, etc to find our front door. David developed a plan for receiving guests to our home. It may be my imagination but I believe the delivery drivers actually enjoy the trip from the truck to our front door through our new front garden (before there was no telling where our packages would end up). David took the time to get to know what was important to us and create a wonderful entrance garden for our property. The Davids and their team worked with us at all stages to ensure that the garden was coming along as we hoped. Their crew was exceptionally neat and tidy. The job site was well organized and the crew was very respectful of our privacy. I would definitely describe the job as first class and certainly minimized much of the stress of having a large project done at our home. We cannot wait to have then continue working on our property and would recommend them very highly. It truly was a transformation.
Zed and Peggy Reagan
We were referred to Landscapes by Davids about 12 years ago. We were told that they have exceptional design skills and could do anything. In the twelve years and three major projects (the last project due to a pernicious drought) we have never been disappointed.  They have worked within our budgets, always been professional, and have been able to create such amazing outdoor environments for our family that we find ourselves spending much of our time outdoors enjoying them.  Basically Landscapes by Davids was critical in transforming our house into a home that we love. We highly recommend them.
 
James and Lisa Aviani
After living in our home for 17 years and not being able to utilize the large backyard due to its poor layout, we decided to call Landscapes by Davids and begin the process of design and installation of a new outdoor living space. It turned out to be the best decision we've made as homeowners! Our backyard was overgrown and unusable when we hired LBD to transform it into a space we could enjoy. The end result is a beautiful Mediterranean-style garden that we could not have envisioned or created on our own. It has transformed the way we live in and enjoy our home every day. The Davids' approach is a collaborative one that is thoughtfully executed with help from their professional team of workers. We had a large arbor constructed over a paver stone patio that serves as a foundation for relaxing, eating and entertaining. We created a cozy seating area under the arbor, and it has become the hub of our outdoor activities. Low, stone walls were built, using existing stones we had on hand, to create a breathtaking focal point that separates the upper and lower terraces. The craftsmanship that went into building the stone walls was so artful, in addition to being a solid visual anchor to the space, they are just beautiful to look at. We liked them so much that we had LBD restore a low rock wall along the perimeter side yard that was crumbling with age. They have a talent for repurposing existing materials and incorporating them into the new design. Old wooden columns that previously supported a small pergola on the property were salvaged and given new life as graceful arches on the upper terrace, now draped with pink jasmine. Pieces from the past beautifully preserved. Thoughtfully designed planting beds contain many drought-tolerant, low maintenance plants. An irrigation system and landscape lighting were also included. Flagstone and gravel fill in the open walking paths. An herb garden for year-round for cooking gives us many wonderful fragrances of lavender, basil, thyme, and oregano. The Davids' expertise also extends to the finishing touches of a project. When it came time to select lighting features, a fountain, and terra cotta pots to hold succulents, the Davids were there to offer advice on product selection and placement in the space for an overall, cohesive result. They consider the atmosphere the client wishes to create, and then skillfully endeavor to marry elements of color, texture, design, and use of space to achieve a harmonious outcome. It was a thrilling experience to watch our outdoor space come to life. Our garden was redone seven years ago, but it still feels new, it still surprises us. We marvel at the changes, how it evolves, and yet is so wonderfully permanent. Friends and family who were stunned by the improvements have gone on to hire LBD for their own outdoor projects. Our home is a small, 1920's Santa Barbara mission revival bungalow, a little piece of local history. We feel by investing in the outdoor space we have restored it to its past glory and preserved it for future generations to enjoy. It was a pleasure working with a firm as talented and professional as Landscapes by Davids, and well worth the money spent. With our year-round climate in SB, the changes have doubled our living space and we use our backyard all the time now, still enamored with the design and all the details that make it special. Working with Landscapes by Davids will ensure our garden continues to blossom for the next 100 years!
 
Stephanie Nicholas
After going through 6 landscape providers in SB over a period of 10 years, we have finally found the landscapers that suit our property and family. David and David are both very skilled and a pleasure to work with. Their focus for the first few months was on water and energy efficiency. Then after bringing the property back into a healthy and attractive shape, they made several detailed proposals to enhance the look and feel of our garden, while still keeping a close eye on the long-term efficiency of the plantings and watering. We are very happy with their sense of planting design. The weekly maintenance has also been consistent and high quality. I'm very happy to recommend Landscape by Davids as a high quality, efficient, and ethical landscape team.
 
JM Lind
We hired Landscapes by Davids, at the end of 2015, on a recommendation from our friends. We
needed to redo all of the landscaping on our property of over an acre. We could not have been happier. The Davids were very easy to work with. They listened to our ideas and felt comfortable to interject theirs too. We ended up with beautiful landscaping that turned out to be better than we ever imagined. We were very concerned about our water usage and they were able to put in plantings that decreased our usage by about 1/3. Their team of installers were very professional and easy to have around our home for the several months that the project took to complete. They left our property clean every afternoon when they were finished for the day. 
We have hired their crew to maintain the garden and we are very pleased with their work. They have a staff of really nice people who take pride in their work.
We highly recommend Landscapes by Davids.
 
Amy and Lee Silverman
"I have had the pleasure of working with the David's on two gardens over a span of more than 20 years. The consistently bring my vision to reality and provide both practical and esthetic design. The garden is my favorite "room" and it is spec to share that passion with theirs while benefiting from their expertise. My gardens have won awards and been photographed for magazines."
 
Connie S.
From design to implementation to maintenance, Landscapes by Davids is five star. Both Davids are a pleasure to work with and the gardeners are respectful, efficient, and great at what they do. We get the feeling they really care about how our property looks. I would have no problem recommending this company to family or friends and I have already done so several times.
 
Monica Kaderali
"Thanks to you both we have accomplished many improvements here at Birnam Wood Drive just as we did at East Mountain Drive, and we had a lot of laughs while we were doing it, as it should be.  Michael Smith loves your plan. You need to come by and look at the landscaping, it is exactly what you designed and it looks beautiful.  Your gardeners are excellent."
 
Selby Sullivan
"Thank you for your work on both of our significant landscape projects that have included a large fireplace and fire pit, two fountains and a pergola. We can recommend you without hesitation!  Your work is extremely professional and you did an outstanding job of taking your general concept and turning it into a work of art.  It is also great that your team provides the follow-up of weekly maintenance and that you have been able to address even our minor projects."
 
Ted and Kim Abajian
"We appreciate how pleasant it was to plan this experience with you and to watch your dedicated work and keen attention to all the details which show in the finished results.  Knowing we are part of your garden family is a relief to us and that our care and questions are only a phone call away from your advice and help if needed."
 
Winifred B. Bennett, The Bennett Family
"Although we have enjoyed living in our present home for the last 26 years, the delight we get from our garden is greater now than ever before -- and it is all due to you. -- We would like also to comment on how professional you and your crew acted throughout the work.  It was a pleasure to deal with you.  From the beginning we knew we were in good hands.  The follow-up service you have provided has been of the same high quality. "
Glen and LaRee Wade
"It is such a delight to look out on our new beautiful new garden! - I appreciate the first rate job you and your crew did- very professional - and your concern for following through has been more than gratifying."
 
Genie and Bob Irvin
"We wanted to let you both know how pleased we are with our landscape.  You succeeded in turning a mound of dirt into a little park with wonderful flowers year round.  We interviewed many landscape companies and checked references before choosing Landscapes by Davids.  We appreciate the time that you put into designing the garden, planting each plant, and your continued follow-up."
 
Valerie Williams
"With the patience of a psychiatrist, you listened to the woes of our garden.  With the X-ray eye vision of a radiologist, you visualized our problems.  With the skills of an internist, you diagnosed our illness.  With the craft of an excellent surgeon and the precision of a plastic surgeon, you operated on our empty space.  With the joy of an obstetrician, you created a beautiful garden for us to cherish.  For all of this we are most grateful.  It is a pleasure to have you on our side."
 
Robert D. Byers, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Associate Professor
USC School of Medicine
"On behalf of Adams School's parents, students, staff and administration, I would like to thank you for generously volunteering your time and expertise... Your enthusiasm was infectious and we all had a great time.  The feedback we have gotten so far has been tremendous.  We could not have done it without you.  We appreciate community members like you who support our local schools. "
Adams School Beautification Committee 
"We loved working with the Davids, especially during the design and installation of our front and back yards.  The care and maintenance provided by Jose and Antonio has been excellent in all ways. Thank you David and David.
The Fisks
"The landscape looks phenomenal.  Again, you guys do a fantastic job.  Thanks again for all you've done!"
Michael C. Linn
MCL Ventures, LLC
Couldn't be happier with the professionalism, the design, the service and the end result and the fair price. The garden looks wonderful now.
 
Robin Smith
"Mike and I want to thank you for the outstanding design and implementation of our new garden oasis.  Thank you for your tips and follow-up.  We certainly felt we got our money's worth in care and attention."
 
Betty and Mike Noling
You came highly recommended.  You do beautiful work and are extremely professional! Your design work and finished product is above all the rest!  Very pleased!
 
Terri C.

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