by Kathy Oberg, Landscape Designer, Los Angeles, CA. FairyYardmother[at]gmail[dot]com
Thank you for visiting my site. I enjoy bringing you pictures of gardens, plants, and ideas from sunny Southern California. I love sharing after-photos that show how my landscape plans, plant lists and layouts come to life. As a designer, I use plants to create drama, provide color and form, and compliment the architectural style of your home.
I strive to provide a buffer from sun, street, and neighbors while still fostering connections. Inspired plant choices and site layout can make any space a success.
I am a Certified Watershed Wise Professional, with techniques to improve soil health and keep more water on your property. I can help you makeover your patio, paths, planting areas, or entire property. I will consult with you, choose a look you love, and compose a plan and plant list to update your landscape, re-using what you already have wherever we can.
Each project is different because it is about making your space really shine.
Here's a fun transformation. Their back yard is all pool, so these homeowners really wanted a little lawn area in front where kids and dogs could roll around and play. We came up with this enclosed space, with a fence and trees giving us a nice buffer from the sidewalk and the Western sun.
AFTER Just Planted
We cut through the curved wall so they'd have access to their little lawn from their front patio.
The new color palette is wonderful, too!