Succulent Garden Professionals: Referrals
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Do you know someone skilled in succulent garden design, installation and/or maintenance whom you've worked with and really like? Leave a recommendation here on my Referrals page. (Scroll down to the Comments.) And if you provide succulent garden design, maintenance and/or installation yourself, tell us!
Help me connect professionals with homeowners to make this a great resource page. I'm counting on YOU!
Below: This is why people need succulent gardening professionals. The agave (no doubt quite small at the time) shouldn't have been planted in that location in the first place...and now it needs to be removed.
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I sympathize! Consider hiring someone skilled at aspects of succulent gardening that are beyond you. A professional versed in the succulent scene will know ways to save you money on plants and materials; and can point out potential problems (like that century plant pup too close to a sidewalk, above).
In the Comments...
First state your city or region IN CAPS. Then give the service provider's name, contact info, website if any, and anything else that might be helpful.
Example: LOS ANGELES: Michael and Danielle Romero of Succulent Designs. Succulentdesigns2016@gmail.com (323) 385-7802. Facebook: @SucculentDesignsLA.
Nothing posted for your area yet? Check back!
Disclaimer: This Succulent MAINTENANCE AND INSTALLATAION referral page is a forum for my website visitors. Recommendations in comments do not mean I'm endorsing a person or business. I take no responsibility for the veracity of the information provided. I'm not charging for this, nor do I expect compensation. If you feel that a comment is inaccurate or unwarranted, please let me know. -- Debra Lee Baldwin
Succulent Garden Maintenance: Tasks
Do these succulent garden maintenance tasks seasonally to keep your succulent garden healthy and looking good: Trim damaged or excessive growth
Prune succulents to show the beauty of the plants and keep them tidy. Use cuttings to
LOS ANGELES: I highly recommend Michael and Danielle Romero of Succulent Designs. Succulentdesigns2016@gmail.com (323) 385-7802. Facebook: @SucculentDesignsLA.
Michael and Danielle are GREAT, and work within your budget!
LOMPOC CA. Becky’s Creative Landscape & Design. Ca. licensed contractor 849110. Ph: 805.331.3483. Beckyslandscape.com
SAN DIEGO — Hi Debra! I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve seen you last…too long for sure! After working the last 10 years in the landscape industry, I decided to start my own landscape design, build, & maintenance company, including indoor plant consulting and irrigation repair. I work with clients from conception to completion to maintenance. As for my love for succulents, it can best be shown in Debra’s book, SUCCULENTS SIMPLIFIED (Page 10)…let’s just say I’m one of Debra’s biggest fans!
Botanically Crafted Landscapes
C-27 License #1070229
Phone: (619) 383-4396
Hi Danielle — How nice to hear from you, and that you’ve pursued your passion for succulents and design. I’m eager to see good things come from your new enterprise!
NORTH LOS ANGELES: Mike Cusick, All Pro Landscape Management, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
I met Mike when he came to my presentation at the Laguna Beach Garden Club last year. He drove two hours to get there (impressive)! He’s in Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley.
SAN DIEGO: I’ve known Melissa and Jon of CW Landscaping for years, and I very much admire their work ethic and design abilities, both in the landscape and containers. Their lovely designs are in all of my books. — Debra
Melissa says, “We absolutely do succulent maintenance for landscapes and container garden refreshing. We work all over San Diego, no limits.”
SOUTH REDONDO BEACH: I’m a Landscape Designer who uses mostly succulents and other drought tolerant plants. I also rework and refresh existing landscapes, containers, etc. and I agree that doing this seasonally is best. I have all of Debra Lee Baldwin’s books and am quite the fan! Am I really the first individual other than Debra Lee Baldwin to post a comment? @succulentdesignsbymary on Instagram.
I love following you in Instagram, Mary, and it was fun to meet at the Succulent Celebration. Thanks so much for posting!
I had Mary Roberts redo the succulents in my front yard planter and she did a great job! I highly recommend her!
Succulent Designs by Mary
We provide full scale landscape design and installation as well as periodic landscape maintenance all over San Diego County.
Steve McDearmon (Garden Rhythms) did an excellent job on our yard makeover. His vision, plant selection and placement were superb. Steve provided valuable guidance on boulder/gravel/stepping stone selection and showed us the importance of mounding as a key design element. Steve is professionally trained and has a wide network of plant and material resources. Steve stayed within our budget by offering creative solutions. I would highly recommend Steve McDearmon.
This is terrific, Diane. Can’t wait until it fills in and I can come and take photos!
SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY: Schnetz Landscape, Inc. Design/Construction/Gardening Services. High-end. Superb in every regard!
mobile: 619 302 1550
I work all over San Diego county and beyond. My main influence in landscaping with succulents and cactus is Michael Buckner; and of course each project has its own customization. And, I very much appreciate all that you’ve contributed as well.
I am looking for someone in the San Jose area. Would like some advice on an agave I have and other front yard issues.
I live in Fort Collins, CO. Our HOA is looking for someone.
WALNUT CREEK: Linnea Lion of LION-ARTED. email@example.com. (925) 689-6891.
I have been assisting homeowners with their in-ground and container succulent gardens for over three years. I worked in the Ruth Bancroft Garden Nursery in Walnut Creek for four years as a sales associate, public speaker, video narrator and speaker, succulent dish garden designer and instructor. Several of my succulent designs are featured in more than one section of my website: Succulent Dish Gardens; Themed Container Plantings; Before and After Succulent Dish Gardens; Floral Design; a couple in Vignettes; and one in Landscape Design.
Linnea – do you know anyone in Sacramento?
Unfortunately, I am not familiar with anyone in the Sacramento area who designs with and maintains succulent gardens. I am familiar with and have met a gentleman who resides in Davis who is a succulent aficionado who also has a BLOG dedicated to succulents and more, Gerhard Bock. If you contact him via his BLOG he might know of someone in your area: https://www.succulentsandmore.com/
Another suggestion is to visit nurseries that have a focus on succulents and ask if they have any recommendations, such as:
The Prickly Pear
Plant nursery with a purpose
816 U St, Sacramento, CA 95818
Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Sun · (480) 717-8452
“Mona taught us how to properly care for our new little succulents.”
I hope this helps!
Thanks Linnea! I think very highly of RBG and anyone associated with them. — DLB
This is definitely a need – I operate an online training for people who want to start their own succulent plant business – this is so in demand right now, across the continent!
Thanks Jacki! It would be great if supply met demand. I imagine it won’t be for several years, though. Who knows, maybe someone will franchise the concept!
CHULA VISTA – Contact Frank Ohrmund for succulent garden installation and maintenance. Company is called Waterwise Botanicals IM
Lori Vreeke created a succulent paradise of color, beauty, and harmony for a new drought tolerant landscape in my backyard! She planted succulent tapestries highlighted with ribbons of red lava rock,
California gold stone, and rubble. Lori is very knowledgeable with plant selection, maintenance, potted arrangements as well as installation of drip irrigation. Her succulent garden designs are outstanding!!!
I loved working with her and highly recommend Lori!
THOUSAND OAKS/VENTURA COUNTY
Lori Vreeke has installed and designed many succulent landscapes. She has also worked with Laura Eubanks on several projects. She has a great eye for design. Check out her fabulous blogspot above.
That’s what I’m talkin’ about, Mary Ellen! Thank you!
PLEASANTON/DUBLIN/LIVERMORE TRI-VALLEY /BAY AREA Contact Sarah V Lee 510.220.7894 for succulent garden design, installation & maintenance, specializes in lawn conversion projects. IG: @succulentcornermom
SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY
Jean Nordstrom Landscape Design. Specialize in drought tolerant perennials and succulent gardens.
Installation and maintenance provided. Contact info: (760) 809-9336. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean is doing an outstanding job tuning up our succulents in the front yard. (She’s actually outside now spreading Mulch!!!)
She has great attention to detail coupled with insight into relocating plants so the can flourish.
You can’t go wrong using her services.
San Gabriel Valley / Phil Stillwell / email@example.com
Hello Debra, I am currently a licensed general contractor in the San Gabriel Valley. I am not a landscape contractor but have been considering starting a cactus and succulent landscape business here to service this very niche. I have several years of experience in my own yard and several other small side projects using cactus, succulents, low water gardening and landscape. Could you recommend any reading or other resources on starting and running such a business? Really enjoy your blog and Thanks for your help!
Hi Phil — What a great question!
Anyone who wants to start a business like you describe obviously needs a good working knowledge of cacti and succulents, and how individual varieties and ornamental companion plants thrive or struggle in a specific region. The San Gabriel Valley seems ideal, and not many landscapers there specialize in succulents. Unless I’m out of the loop, it seems the market is wide open.
SEA GREEN SCAPES
Specializing in succulent garden design and installation and offering maintenance services all over San Diego County. Also offering succulent staging services to the real estate sector!
Rande of Sea Green Scapes has done two large projects for us and she is amazing! Totally worked with us to understand our needs and our budget and produced something beautiful, long lasting and impactful. We are the envy of our neighborhood. Plant selection, irrigation, lighting, boulders, rock work- Rande does it all! And perhaps most importantly- she shows up when she says she will, works hard, cleans up and stays on budget. Highly recommend!
Hello! My name is Michael Romero, owner of Succulent Designs. We are based in the L.A. area, but travel all over for Landscape designs, installations and maintenance. Specializing in cactus & succulent care and culture as well as California Friendly Plants in landscapes and container gardens. Contact me at 323-385-7802 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAN DIEGO (North County)
I specialize in succulent garden design, container design, and Zen garden. My inspiration for succulents came from a client who shared your first book “Designing with Succulents”. Since then I have been a sucker for succulents. I am in the process of developing an East meets West – Dry Zen Garden.
INLAND EMPIRE–RANCHO CUCAMONGA Pat Gonzales of DLS Landscape
phone (909) 982-5965
Pat and his assistant have cared for my Los Angeles Times-featured xeric garden in San Antonio Heights for several years now. They are knowledgeable, responsible, and tidy.
San Carlos/San Diego
I would love to find someone to help plant succulents in my garden in San Carlos..Noni Naughton, email@example.com
SAN DIEGO/ESCONDIDO: We would highly recommend Rande Witbeck of SEA GREEN SCAPES
She worked with us to replace our entire pool area landscape (3 large beds, 2 small). Super energetic, knowledgeable, and consultative. She listened intently and brought our ideas to reality. She was able to use many plants we already had and add lots of special ones. Rande and her team showed up when they said they would and worked hard. An exceptional experience for us!
https://seagreenscapes.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, instagram: @seagreenscapes
Hi Jil — I’m so happy to hear this, and not at all surprised. Rande is definitely up-and-coming. Btw, if you’ve yet to see it, her new website is perfection.
Anyone know of a succulent designer in Orange County that can do tapestry work also as well as full succulent landscaping? Thank you in advance!
SAN ANTONIO, TX
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Landscape designer specializing in xeriscape landscapes of all types, including cacti and succulents.
— I am a certified I.S.A. arborist (#3638) and treat trees with special attention. Trees are the bones of any landscape and give us so much in benefits!
— I am a licensed California nurseryman, an oak tree advisor for the California oak foundation, an Arbor Day award recipient of sustainable landscapes, and an urban forester, lecturer and garden author.
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Thank YOU, Toby! I’m glad you found it valuable!
LOS ANGELES: I recommend Picture Build. Their maintenance guy Daniel is very knowledgeable.
picturebuild.com (818) 751-2690
WOODLAND HILLS: We have around 15 beautiful pots filled with succulent plants. We have them maintained once a year. Our specialist who has maintained them for us moved out of the state so we need to find another specialist. Would you be able to recommend someone? Thank you for your help.
Bay Area/SAN CARLOS
I live in the Bay Area in San Carlos and am looking for someone to design in my front yard in 4 areas. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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That’s so good to hear! Thank you!
SAN FRANCISCO: Seeking a succulent specialist who can provide a consultation as I am having issues with lighting and aphids. Would be great if this person also had expertise with lavender and other local outdoor potted plants.
EAST BAY San Francisco: Does anyone know how large roots grow on a very mature three trunked Euphorbia Ingens (at least that is what it looks like per the photos). It has grown to maybe 40 feet now. I have googled everywhere but no info on how large the roots get. I have a loose brick walkway between the house front door and the tree which is now pushing the bricks up so they no longer lay flat creating a danger to walk to the front door.. Seems to be growing towards the water faucet on the side of the house. I want to have the root cut off and a barrier placed on the cut end of the root so it will grow the other direction instead of straight out. I will have to have the tree trimmed back a lot so it does not fall over on my roof and maybe even have metal rope with anchors to support it as I am in a gusty windy area. Does anyone know a service professional that who knows anything about the way to do this so it won’t fall over. It is such a stunning tree, looks like a giant cactus tree but it has the flowers and wooden buds like the Euphorbia tree after much research. The property is in the San Francisco North East Bay area.
Hi Deb — Sounds like a classic case of the right plant in the wrong place. IMHO, this situation isn’t going to get better. Fortunately when you remove a large euphorbia or cactus, it’s easy to replant elsewhere, although you may have to cut it up in order to handle it. Do be cautious of the milky, latex sap. See my post on pruning and removing euphorbias: https://debraleebaldwin.com/succulent-how-to/prune-euphorbia-tirucalli/
I’m not a fan of succulents but, they are nice to be in the garden. Local landscape gardeners know how to take care of them much better hire someone to take care of the succulents.
Hi Kara — Thank you for your comment. I see you’re in England. I’m afraid I don’t quite understand your point. Would you kindly clarify?
Hello Debra, My apology for the confusion, what I meant is that succulents are nice to put in the garden but if someone is didn’t know how to take good care of them, then ask help from the local landscape gardeners.
I am desperately looking for a professional succulent person to help me with my succulents that cover my front yard. I live in West Covina, CA 91792. They have gone crazy and I never expected them to grow as fast or require so much attention.
I’m glad that you talk about a professional versed in the succulent scene will know ways to save you money on plants and materials, and can point out potential problems. My aunt needs a service for her garden landscape. I’ll share this post with her about the groundskeeper.
Glad to be of help, Jeff. Thanks for the comment!
Hello, any recommendations for a good gardener/maintenance company for front and back yard of succulents and cactus in south Orange County? Thank you!
How about Los Angeles? I need help! I have cacti in pots that are begging for help; some that I want planted in the ground, and a design idea that is slightly crazy–a combination of colorful Mexican garden meets desert succulents. It’s a small backyard garden and patio area. Between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Thank you.
I recently moved to Santa Rosa, CA, from Iowa. Immediately, I took out the sod in my front yard along with the boxwoods and roses. We simply don’t have the available water to sustain the old landscape. But now, I’m stuck. I haven’t gardened with succulents before. Do you have any professional recommendations of a landscaper/designer in my area?
I can’t recommend a gardener for you since I’m way down in the Inland Empire. But about 12 years ago I was on the same track you are now–removing the grass from my front yard and starting over with a xeric landscape. Here is a Los Angeles Times story (June 2, 2018) with photos describing how I did it https://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=25f5daae-0b66-431d-a4c2-e6bef65e0121 . I hope it helps. But definitely get some professional guidance in your area before you start planting.
San Antonio Heights, California (40 miles east of downtown Los Angeles)
I live in San Jose and am looking for a landscape designer to plan our front yard. We would love a succulent garden.
PALOS VERDES, CA: Pat Lang, award-winning landscaper and builder, does pots as well. Email: Pat.email@example.com
Looking for help with Agave beetles. From the photos on your site and the video, I estimate that I have those **** beetles. I have checked with the local nurseries that carry succulents and with various succulent Master Gardeners to no avail. My garden is in Petaluma, north of the Golden Gate bridge.
Sorry to hear they’ve reached your area. I gather you’re looking for someone to treat your agaves for weevils? You’ll probably still have to explain to them how to do it. It may be easier to simply do it yourself. You basically add the systemic to a bucket of water and pour it on the plant (wear gloves). See how: https://debraleebaldwin.com/caring-for-succulents/agave-snout-weevil-prevention-treatment/
S.F. BAY AREA~BIRCH RIVER DESIGN is a landscape design business specializing in low water landscapes using succulents, California native plants & Mediterranean plants. I’ve been a succulent fan for many years and I’ve appreciated Debra’s books, events & website along the way.
Thanks for the post on succulents! I’m a big fan of them too.
PHOENIX METRO AREA: AZ Plant Lady – Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting. firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: @azplantlady Instagram: az.plant.lady
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Hello, I am a homeowner, living in Laguna Niguel, and am looking for weekly maintenance of my succulents, which include about 25 pots, plus 2 small flower bed areas. My Designer/Gardener, will be retiring soon, and I am trying to avoid a lapse in my weekly care of these beautiful plants.
Thanks for any suggestions.
FOLSOM, CA Succulent landscaping services needed
Hi I love succulents just moved to Folsom CA. We would like to convert our backyard into a succulent garden.
Can someone be so kind to recommend a landscape contractor in the area?
Anyone find ANYONE in Orange County. I’m interested in design and installation. I couldn’t find a single mention of anyone.
ORANGE COUNTY – My succulents are now as tall as I am and have many pups. I don’t have the skills (nor protective gear) to care for them. I need a recommendation. Central Orange County – HB/CM area. email@example.com
Does anyone know a knowledgable landscape designer for succulents in the south bay area of San Francisco? I live in Portola Valley, CA (near Palo Alto) and would like to put in a small garden of succulents.
I live in Laguna Beach and have completely transitioned to Succulents, Cactus, and other lower water plants. Pulled out all my grass and so no mowing required. My garden is throwing off pups and becoming overgrown so I need a gardener that specializes in maintaining a clean maintained succulent / cactus garden.
Does anyone know of a gardener in the Laguna Beach / So. OC area that could become my regular maintenance gardener?