Connect with nature in your own yard
Smart Yards landscape designs are inspired by colors, forms and textures that we observe in nature. We create spaces that mimic wilderness and support local wildlife by incorporating plant combinations that are both beautiful and functional as a complex ecosystem. Our gardens form a chain of microhabitats that support threatened birds, amphibians, butterflies and pollinators. Native plants's adaptation to the seasonal and cyclical weather patterns makes them tolerant to both, flooding and drought.
We create unique and well-crafted stone structures using an art form that has been used throughout the world for many centuries to build houses, walls, staircases and bridges. Dry stacked stone work is done without the use of mortar or glue to bind the rocks. Carefully selected stones are knitted together using a time-tested technique that forms an interlocking, load bearing structure that lasts for hundreds of years.
Take A Walk In The Garden
We create customized pathways depending on needs of our customers. Whether you want a simple gravel path, decomposed granite/ fine golds, flagstone path or pavers we can do it. Pathways enhance the landscape and are great for children and pets.
Dry Creeks are an integral part of our landscapes. Rain gardens collect rainwater runoff from roofs, driveways, parking strips and other surfaces and use the chemical, biological, and physical properties of soils, plants, and microbes to remove pollutants from stormwater.
Enjoy backyard fresh eggs and produce a very effective fertilizer. Add the poop to your compost bins or pile, which helps feed the soil and in turn your vegetable garden. A chicken coop provides your flock with a safe place to lay eggs, roost at night, protection from the elements and predators. Chicken coops come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. The Smart Yards team will be happy to design and build your chicken coop.
Sustainable Irrigation Systems
Greywater irrigation system in native landscapes uses wastewater from baths, sinks, washing machines, and other kitchen appliances except toilet. Unlike rainwater, which is only seasonally available in California, greywater is available every time we shower or wash our clothes. Smart Yards provides greywater irrigation system installation and management solutions that help conserve our precious water resources.