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.
Sometimes I'm called into an older yard that hasn't seen a lot of love in years. The soil is dry and dead. Watering system hasn't worked for a while, and no amendments have been brought in for many years. The plants are either long gone or overgrown. Yet there can be something charming and fun there that just needs a little encouragement.