Sustainable Landscaping: The Heart of Our Craft at Farmscape

At Farmscape, we believe that every outdoor space can be transformed into a harmonious blend of beauty and sustainability. Sustainable landscaping and gardening at Farmscape is an integrated philosophy that guides every decision by our design, installation and maintenance teams. In practice, that means we work with site conditions to enhance the rhythms of nature and nourish people, pollinators and soil on all our projects.

Our approach begins with a sustainable, modern landscape design. Our team of licensed landscape architects is inspired by the interplay between California farms and wild spaces, and they bring that unique approach to your residential or commercial landscaping project. They integrate native plants such as salvias, buckwheats and agaves and devise water-efficient irrigation and zones, thereby creating gardens that celebrate California’s unique ecosystem while conserving its precious resources. Our garden designs are not just visually stunning, they’re a testament to biodiversity and environmental stewardship.

In every project, we choose eco-friendly landscaping materials that accentuate your site’s unique character. From organic mulches that nurture the soil to sustainable hardscaping materials, each element is selected for its low environmental impact. This commitment extends to every aspect of our work, ensuring that your garden is as kind to the earth as it is to the eye.

Water is the lifeblood of any farm or garden. At Farmscape, our sustainable landscape designers treat water with respect. Our professional landscaping team exclusively uses drip irrigation paired with water-saving scheduling techniques. This approach allows our professional landscaping team to maximize water efficiency while minimizing runoff and evaporation. We also focus on summer-dry plant palettes, allowing the majority of water usage to be focused on food production.

Our maintenance practices are grounded in the belief that gardens should be safe havens for all. We do not use harmful chemical pesticides, instead embracing natural pest control and organic fertilizers. Many of these use safe, nutrient-rich byproducts from other organic farms, like feather and bone meal, that would otherwise end up in landfills. This not only protects the environment but also ensures that your garden is a safe, healthy and natural space for people and pollinators.

We illuminate our landscapes conservatively, using energy-efficient solutions. From solar-powered lighting features to LED lighting, our designs are as smart as they are beautiful, reducing energy consumption without compromising aesthetics. We are also lighting minimalists and aim to limit light pollution and protect the natural rhythms of garden life.

Every backyard design has unique opportunities for integrating eco-friendly landscaping. Take a look at one of our most unique projects, in Atherton, California. Before-and-after photos show how we reuse backyard landscaping waste to create unique berms — known as Hügelkulturs (German for “mound bed” or “mound culture”) — for play and beauty. What opportunities will your home or business provide for green landscaping?

At Farmscape, we’re more than just a landscaping service. We’re a team of visionaries dedicated to creating sustainable, beautiful outdoor spaces. Join us in our mission to redefine California’s landscape, one garden at a time. We work on commercial and residential landscaping projects and look forward to getting started on yours!