Landscape Design in Monte Sereno, CA

Landscape Design Monte Sereno CA

Monte Sereno is located at the base of El Sereno Mountain in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountain Range. It is a small city with just 1.6 square miles of land and just under 3,500 residents. With no commercial district, this upscale residential community provides a serene, natural setting where residents enjoy the tranquility of semi-rural living while easily commuting to nearby, larger cities.

Sequoia Outdoor is a local landscape design company ready to assist you in creating attractive, functional outdoor living areas where you can enjoy this natural setting and make your home a restful retreat for when you are not working in Silicon Valley. We will help you create a backyard oasis with an outdoor kitchen, paver patios, a fireplace, and beautiful water features or help you increase your curb appeal with a paving stone driveway and well-designed landscape lighting.

What Locations Does Sequoia Outdoor Serve?

Our experienced landscape design and installation team serves all neighborhoods within and around Monte Sereno.

Sequoia Outdoor also serves communities throughout Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and the Bay Area, including Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Milpitas, Campbell, Emerald Hills, Atherton, Mountain View, Hillsborough, San Bruno, San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos, San Jose, Burlingame, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Portola Valley, Saratoga, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Woodside, and Redwood City.

Building Your Dream Landscape

The first step in building your dream landscape is, indeed, the dream. Once you have an idea of how you would like your yards to look or how you would like your outdoor living spaces to function, the key to turning that dream into reality is working with a landscape designer who can take those ideas and turn them into a cohesive design that takes into account terrain, safety or infrastructure concerns, your lifestyle, your budget, and your timeline.

A professional landscape designer can recommend landscaping features and materials for your project and can help you determine how to make the best use of the space, including how to incorporate that fire feature or outdoor kitchen you have always wanted but thought you did not have the space to include.

What Services Does Sequoia Outdoor Provide?

Sequoia Outdoor provides Monte Sereno landscape design and landscape construction, including:

Landscape design
Paver Installation, sealing, and cleaning
Artificial grass installation
Retaining walls
Outdoor Lighting
Fire pits and fireplaces
Outdoor kitchens and BBQ islands
Water features

Where in Monte Sereno Can I Get Inspiration for My Landscape Project?

Start by driving around Monte Sereno and neighboring towns to look for landscape styles that you like. See what features look good with houses like yours and look for hardscapes and plants that you find attractive. You can also get lots of landscape design inspiration on our inspiration page where you can see many of our completed projects.

Landscape Designers in Monte Sereno CA

Why Should I Hire a Monte Sereno-Based Landscape Designer?

Working with a local landscape designer will help ensure that your backyard remodel, curb appeal refresh, or new outdoor living area will be a success and delivered on budget and within your timeline.

Microclimate Understanding

The microclimate in some areas more obviously affects landscape design and choice of plants and materials, such as communities located in the mountains or desert or on the coast. But all microclimates can affect landscape design, which is why it is important to work with local designers and landscape construction teams that are familiar with your area’s microclimate.

Hillside and canyon experience

Monte Sereno is located at the bottom of El Sereno Mountain and has varied terrain, which means most homeowners here need to work with local landscape designers and installers who are well-versed in working with uneven terrain, including sloping hillsides and canyons.

Access to local resources

Local landscape designers will be the most familiar with Monte Sereno and Santa Clara County building regulations and permitting, as well as other vendors and contractors.

Does Sequoia Outdoor Landscape with Plants, Succulents, or Gravel?

Our team is accustomed to creating low-maintenance, low-water landscape designs, which often means designing with succulents and other native plants, as well as gravel, artificial grass, and other grass alternatives.

What Landscape Design Styles Are Common in Monte Sereno?

Monte Sereno is an upscale residential area with no commercial district. Homeowners here enjoy the serenity of a natural setting where they can commute to Silicon Valley or other parts of the Bay Area but come home to peace and tranquility and feel miles away from the city. This means two things for Monte Sereno landscaping trends. The first is that residents here lead busy lifestyles and do not have time to spend hours on yard maintenance every week. Secondly, Monte Sereno residents enjoy living in a beautiful, natural setting where they can enjoy lots of time outdoors, which means there is an emphasis on outdoor living spaces.

Residents here are turning more towards artificial grass for low-maintenance lawns, outdoor kitchens and barbecue islands for family cookouts, and upscale outdoor living areas with fire features and water features for entertaining. Because of the diversity of architecture throughout Monte Sereno, you will also notice many homeowners choosing pavers for driveways and patios, since this hardscape option offers many styles and colors to complement a variety of home styles.

Landscape Design in Monte Sereno CA

Does Sequoia Outdoor Design for Earthquakes, Wildfires, or Mudslides?

Bay Area landscape design requires an understanding of how landscaping can be used to reduce the risk of damage from natural disasters or make it easier to repair damage that occurs. At Sequoia Outdoor, we have years of experience of designing with earthquakes, wildfires, and mudslides in mind.

For wildfire risk reduction, we can create a fire-resistant landscape design that includes using fire-resistant plants and hardscapes to make a defensible space around your house and other buildings. To reduce the risk of mudslides, we can discuss erosion control, drainage, grading, and retaining walls.

We can help prepare your home for an easier recovery after an earthquake by using pavers for hardscapes. Unlike concrete slabs that will crack and need to be replaced, paving stones for driveways and patios go together in a zipper-like manner and can be unzipped to replace damaged pavers or a damaged section without replacing the entire installation.

What Does the Process of Hiring Sequoia Outdoor Entail?

We love helping homeowners create the backyards and front yards of their dreams and want it to be easy and convenient to enlist our help. The first step is simply contacting us to receive a free estimate. We will then schedule an on-site consultation at no charge. From there, a dedicated landscape designer will go over your budget, timeline, and any questions you may have, provide you with a 3D rendering of your project, and then oversee the installation.

What Questions Should I Ask Sequoia Outdoor?

Before you begin working with us or any contractor, here are some good questions to ask:

Are you licensed with the Contractors State License Board (CSLB)?

Do you have worker’s comp and general liability insurance?

Are your contractors licensed, bonded, and insured?

Do you offer eco-friendly landscape design?

Do you have the correct licenses for the type of services I am requesting?

How long have you been in business and providing the type of services I need?

Do you have a list of completed projects in the area that I can look at in person?

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FAQ for Landscaping Services

How much does it cost to consult a landscape architect?

Bay Area landscape architects commonly charge between $30 and $80 per hour for their services. Some also offer services at a flat rate.

Sequoia Outdoor provides free, on-site consultations.

What is the difference between a landscaper and a landscape designer?

A landscape designer will work with you to come up with a cohesive design for your property or project area. They will discuss your budget, timeline, ideas, and priorities, and then will create a landscape design and provide a 3D rendering for review. Once the design is approved, they will manage the landscape construction.

Landscapers provide landscape maintenance services and generally come into play after the installation is complete. Landscapers do sometimes offer basic construction services, such as installing sod or walkways, but their services usually focus on mowing, weeding, raking, pruning, general lawn care, and maintaining irrigation systems.

How much do landscapers charge per hour in Monte Sereno?

Landscape maintenance in Monte Sereno generally costs between $25 and $50 per staff hour.

How much should I budget for a landscape project?

A small landscape project may cost around $2,000, while a larger or more elaborate project may cost $50,000 or more. It depends on a few factors, such as the features and finishes, project size, terrain, and location. If you are landscaping your property for the first time or doing a complete landscape remodel, it is common to budget approximately 10% of the value of your home for your landscape design and installation.

To find out how much your project will cost, contact us for a free, on-site consultation.

Reach Out to Sequoia Outdoor for Landscape Design in Monte Sereno

The Sequoia Outdoor team is here to help you bring your landscape design ideas to reality with professional design and installation services for artificial grass, pavers, outdoor kitchens, fire features, barbecue grill islands, and more. To get started, contact us today at (650) 554-0182 or [email protected].