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Michael Cook assisted our clients with visioning their landscape, developing a plant palette, grading plan and lighting plan. Michael was involved very closely with the clients in deciding different aspects of the outdoor environment, including wall material, stone material, pavers, light fixtures, plants, and irrigation equipment.

Over a 6 month process, Michael met with the clients on several occasions to fully understand their design style. From these meetings, Michael developed the plant palette and lighting ideas in order to deliver a very specific design concept the owners could implement in phases. The end result is a Mediterranean-style landscape that is drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, deer-resistant and enhancing of the architecture.

The clients ended up very satisfied and wrote a quick note to Michael to express their gratitude for the work that he completed:

“.....Michael had a good understanding of our goal, and did a great job in tailoring that to the specific environmental, geographic and climate characteristics of our location. While he started with very extensive plans, he was able to adjust the plans according to our budget, without sacrificing the quality or architectural appeal of the project. He is knowledgeable, easy to work with, and flexible. We enjoyed working with Michael.”     -Saeed Mirzad, Owner