Blog

Spring 2016 is on the way

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Spring 2016 is on the way

Hello Friends, Family and Fans, Finally, spring is springing here is the Sierras! After a pretty good snow pack year, we are, after several years, on track to have a normal spring water shed and runoff. Still the lesson to learn is that water is a precious commodity and be thought of as such. This doesn’t mean we should plant cement trees or Cactus. We can still have great landscaping for our homes and properties. We just need to be clever in our thoughts and overall design projections. Think long term about water usage and long term goals about our space. We may have a drought again next year; so perhaps, lots of lawn areas may not be prudent. Artificial Turf is a great solution! (No water, no fertilizer, no mowing = no work!) Sounds good to me! So, we are off and running for the 2016 season! Our focus this year is on lower water usage, more interesting textures and contours of the land, fire pits and creating islands of color for the whole...

read more

One Year On

Posted by on Aug 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Just went round to revisit a garden we did in the Golden Bear neighborhood, and we’re really happy with how it’s settling in and maturing. The secluded patio area is hidden from the street by trees and plantings. The natural stone is softened by different colored leaves.   Take a look at many more pictures of our unique garden designs in our portfolio pages, and call Erik to see what he can do to transform your garden....

read more

Garden Art Expands To The Sierra Foothills

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Garden Art Expands To The Sierra Foothills

Following 10 years of successful landscape design in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Garden Art are excited to announce that we are expanding our operations into the foothills region covering Folsom, Eldorado Hills, Sacramento and the surrounding areas.  Bringing our expertise and experience of over 25 years of garden design and landscaping from Boston through Detroit to Tahoe, we look forward to serving communities in these beautiful areas of Northern California.  So if you are considering having your property landscaped, or are looking for a unique addition such as a fire pit or water feature, then please contact us and we look forward to discussing the many possibilities available to...

read more

Winter in Tahoe

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The snowpack is low in the Tahoe Basin and the Sierras, and so if possible it’s a good idea to hydrate your plants.  Evergreens especially (Holly’s or Pine trees for example) lose moisture through their needles and leaves, without any way of replacing it.   If the ground is not frozen it’s a good idea to water your other deciduous plants as well. I received some good news the other day from a happy client enjoying the warmth of their fire pit with friends and family and a glass of wine.  We are expecting a robust season starting in the spring, so it’s not too early to start thinking about what you would like to do for your business or home property, be it that new custom designed fire pit, a striking water feature, or a unique garden for you. We look forward to another successful year of serving you with all your landscaping needs in the 2014 season.  Feel free to contact us....

read more

Fire pits

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fire pits

As summer blazes away here at Lake Tahoe, are you getting the most from your garden?  Once the sun goes down, the temperatures drop 20º or more, and you may move from your deck or patio back indoors.  But with a fire pit, you could stay out, enjoying the cooling mountain air while keeping warm and comfortable. Fire pits range from simple to complex, from off the shelf to a custom design, and are one of the most popular additions to a landscape design.  Contact us to find out how we can help you install the right fire pit for your garden, either matching your existing design or as the centrepiece for a new patio or new look. And you might also want to take a look at our lighting design service too, so that as darkness falls, and you are sitting out, you can still enjoy your garden, beautifully lit...

read more

Spring has sprung

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Believe it or not, despite the recent snow, this weekend the temperatures are forecast to soar. It’s not too early to think about summertime in your Lake Tahoe garden.  Soon the days will be warm and you will want to be out there enjoying your new landscaped property, and we would love to be the ones you call to fulfil those dreams.  Have a look through our portfolio pages at examples of some of the creative and unique work we have done in the past to give yourself some ideas for your...

read more

Welcome to the new site

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Welcome to our new website. We hope you find it a a good way to discover what we can do for you to enhance or maintain your property. Make sure you visit our portfolio pages to see some examples of designs, both residential and commercial, and check out the maintenance page to see how we can help you get the most from your landscaping design. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Founder and owner of Garden Art, Erik Friedman looks forward to meeting with you to discuss your landscaping and design needs. Please click here for our contact...

read more

Welcome to Garden Art Tahoe Landscaping and Design

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Home | 0 comments

Based in South Lake Tahoe, Garden Art have been designing and maintaining domestic and commercial landscapes for over 25 years. Serving the Lake Tahoe basin area, from South Lake Tahoe to Incline Village, all the gardens we create are custom designed to meet the individual tastes and functional needs of our clients. You choose to live in Tahoe, so we know the importance you attach to your surroundings, and our goal is to provide you with a unique landscape design that enhances your property year round. Whether you are looking for a stunning water feature, a beautiful patio, a tranquil Japanese style garden, or simply a beautiful lawn surrounded by trees and shrubs, we can provide you with a garden you will love. Using the highest quality trees and plants, and relying on organic rather than chemical methods, we aim to provide you with a beautiful outdoor living environment. Founder and owner of Garden Art, Erik Friedman looks forward to meeting with you to discuss your landscaping and design needs. Please click here for our contact...

read more