North Oakland: Maintenance
and gradual make-over

After several years of living in their home and not doing much beyond maintenance, this existing client added a side-deck onto their kitchen remodel, and was finally ready to upgrade their garden. Working in the tight space, we installed a recycled urbanite and flagstone path for accessibility, drip irrigation for low-maintenance success, and a tapestry of year-round green and color which will eventually cover the trellis-work for even more privacy. The result is the most-used “room” in the house.


  • Lush green privacy year-round
  • Zero maintenance for the homeowner
  • Climbing vines to cover shade structure
  • Pathways for accessibility