Our philosophy is incorporated into custom
design solutions to meet our clients' needs.
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Bold lines and sharp angles create drama in the garden.
Don't let the words "drought tolerant" and "deerproof" fool you—these gardens can be as beautiful as any other.
This landscape is just one year old.
The placement of each boulder, rock and stone in a drycreekbed is critical. The study of natural streambeds informs this manmade drainage swale.
The warm colors of the late season garden mark summer’s end.
Dramatic lines, creative concrete work and a restrained plant palette create a memorable sense of place.
Even a small side yard can become an inviting oasis with the addition of water. In addition to serving as an instant focal point, ponds attract dragonflies and birds, and fountains and waterfalls can mitigate background noises such as traffic. Properly designed and installed, a small ornamental pool can be affordable and require only minimal maintenance.
A trio of upright rocks echoes the vertical lines of this home designed by House and House. The clean forms of modern architecture are best complemented by a corresponding simplicity in the landscape. This is not the house for the cottage garden look!
Ornamental grasses evoke a meadow while smooth black stones represent water. The archetypes found in nature – mountain, forest, meadow, water – are recreated in the gardens we make.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This rusted culvert
fragment was rescued from a roadside trash heap.
Multiple outdoor rooms maximize utility and help a small garden feel spacious. This young landscape illustrates two maxims: “small is beautiful” and “God is in the details”!
Galvanized water troughs make elegant and functional planters for a narrow side yard.
"Steep slopes? No problem..."
Well-designed and built hardscape is truly an investment in outdoor living. The livability of this suburban back yard has been enhanced by the creation of three separate sitting areas.
Ornamental grasses are the perfect bridge between the natural and manmade landscape, at home in both environments.
Colored foliage leads your eye down a long driveway.
The house is the backdrop for any front yard landscaping. Plantings and structures must therefore be sympathetic in tone and style to the architecture of the house. The reds and purples of “Rose Glow” barberry, weeping purple beech, “Royal Purple” smoke tree and ornamental oregano complement the roof and accent colors in this unusual Mediterranean-inspired entryway.
Yes, you can do "tropical" in this county, with careful plant selection. Accents like these custom light fixtures help enhance the theme.
Wine country vistas are a stunning backdrop to any garden.
One of the challenges of a country garden is softening the interface between the landscaped and wild areas. Ornamental grasses, because they occur in both settings, are used as a transition plant.
Sitting areas are usually most effective close to the house, but in this instance the view, morning sun, and proximity to the garden studio make this spot a welcoming retreat.
Gardens evolve constantly as trees and shrubs grow. A well-designed, mature garden uses less water, has fewer weeds, and attracts more wildlife than new landscaping.
While formal gardens aren't currently "fashionable", there are instances in which they are the most appropriate style. This house (neo-Victorian farmhouse), setting (country estate), and site (circular driveway island) all lend themselves well to a formal approach.
Paths are often the unifying element in larger landscapes. This crushed rock and flagstone path begs you to explore, while the sitting area invites you to rest.
This rustic country garden has a whimsical identity all it's own. Found objects and pieces of sculpture or art can add personality to a landscape.
Kate Anchordoguy Landscaping, Inc. practices sustainable landscape principles on every job. In particular, we try to incorporate locally available materials whenever possible. This old dough machine was found rusting in the weeds at Mom's Apple Pie in Sebastopol. Painted and plumbed, it was resurrected to serve as part historical relic, part focal point in an outdoor dining area.