Clairemont Mesa Landscape Design & Install

Complete Landscape Makeover for Single-Family Residence

Total Landscape Enjoyment

We completely overhauled this 1980’s era landscape complete with tree removal, BBQ demolition and patio removal. In their place we installed a variety of fruit trees, created a new pergola and pathways, installed a cedar soaking tub and designed a rain water harvesting system.

Project Description

Our client recently purchased this home in the Clairemont Mesa area of San Diego and hired us for a complete landscape design and install overhaul. Featuring a pergola, decomposed granite (DG) pathways, a cedar soaking tub, rainwater harvesting (tanks and dry creek bed) and raised vegetable beds.

Project Details

Location Clairemont Mesa, San Diego, CA
Date Completed 2016
Features Cedar soaking tub, DG pathways, flagstone, pergola, rain tanks, updated irrigation system, fencing, raised veggie beds, dry creek bed, tree removal
Budget $$$$

Front yard 10 months after final installation

Before and After View of Backyard

Design Concepts

After our initial landscape design consultation, our team sketched concept variations that addressed the client’s goals and vision. Through multiple visits and revisions, we settled on a concept that fit within their budget.

Capturing and Soaking the Rain

Our eco-friendly client appreciated all the design touches we provided like this dry creek bed. When the rainwater tanks overflow with storm water, the excess flows underground to this basin that slows, spreads and sinks the water into the soil to extend the rainy season and improve disease resistance for plants that are nearby.

Resource Conservation

Over 20,000 gallons fall onto this rooftop in an average rainfall year (~11 inches). We now capture almost all of that water and direct it towards the soil or rain tanks for storage and later use. This keeps the soil we longer and irrigates the surrounding landscaping as well as reduces storm drain run off and pollution.


"Ecology Artisans is a professional landscape design service that offers a thoughtful, individualized approach. Christopher listened to my preferences and concerns, then was very open to back & forth about his design ideas and proposals. He is knowledgeable and friendly. He also oversaw the installation personally and has followed up responsibly. I believe that his costs are reasonable, and he explains them well. I already have heard many compliments from neighbors on my new landscaping. I am looking forward to it growing in as planned, and I also look forward to working with Christopher on its continued maintenance."

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