Mediterranean - Mill Valley, CA

This Mediterranean style garden needed to fill a variety of roles. A wooden fence between properties had been installed for privacy, but the result was unsightly. The owners wanted to have formal areas in the garden as well as a place where both the kids and husband could entertain themselves. Finally, the cook of the house desired an active herb and citrus garden, but the heavy clay soil had proved too challenging.

Our first step was to amend the soil with a mixture of compost, kelp meal and organic fertilizer. We then added a formal lushness with olive trees and evergreens. By having vibrant red trumpets twine up the wood fence, we created an elegant privacy screen. A new putting green was installed behind the ancient oaks, insuring that all members of the family would stick around to enjoy the new landscape.