About Landscaping In South Pasadena
If you live in South Pasadena, we don’t have to tell you how beautiful this city is. Located within Los Angeles County, South Pasadena is nestled within the western end of the San Gabriel Valley. It’s location north of the San Rafael Hills and east of the Arroyo Seco seasonal river only adds to its beauty. When visiting, someone might be surprised that this quaint town is located less than ten miles from busy and bustling downtown Los Angeles.
Why else do we love South Pasadena? Fun fact: It’s the oldest self-builder of the floats in the popular Tournament of Roses Parade. It’s impossible to ignore the iconic buildings, from the Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain to the Rialto Theater – one of the last remaining single screen cinemas in the U.S. Plus, South Pasadena is even located on the original U.S. Route 66! These are just some of the many reasons we enjoy serving the South Pasadena community.
With our landscape designs, we like to reflect the natural beauty of the South Pasadena area. When you walk down the streets of mom and pop shops, you will also notice these roads are lined with native California trees. A true tree lover can spot a variety of species including the redwood sequoia, ash, walnut and sycamore. If you have an even more keen eye, you will notice some non-native trees as well, like the Sweetgum. The mix of these trees makes for a stunning and varied look, and we like to emulate that for our clients in their own personal outdoor design. Do you have space for trees in your front or back yard? Families with kids should consider using some of these big fun-to-climb trees that are native to our state. Maybe you don’t have kids, but you enjoy sitting on your patio and watching the wildlife? Consider planting one of these trees and watch the local birds and critters enjoy! Having native California plants in your yard brings something for everyone.
Additionally, despite its proximity to LA, South Pasadena has far fewer stucco-clad Spanish colonial homes and palm trees than it’s big city neighbor. In fact, the town looks so different that filmmakers and TV producers commonly use it as a standin for Midwestern or Northeastern towns! At Pacific Outdoor Living, we also like to make sure your yard reflects the unique aesthetic of your home. Even using California native plants, we can create a yard that stands out from other homes in neighboring towns.
The Mediterranean climate of Los Angeles County also allows us to choose from a variety of plants to use. Just like the rest of county, South Pasadena has a temperate climate with around 300 sunny days per year. Why not take advantage of the temperate weather and enjoy sitting on the patio, tending to your garden, watching the kids play, or whatever your favorite way to spend time outdoors! If you need inspiration, drive around the Pasadena and South Pasadena neighborhoods, and you’re bound to see some of our work in person.
What makes us unique?
First, it starts with our staff. Everyone from landscape designers, project managers, and administrative staff are all employees of the company. Having everyone in-house allows us to have quality control at every step of the process.
Secondly, we all understand the lifestyle, aesthetics, climate and plants of Los Angeles County. With deep roots in the area, we proudly serve our local customers. In fact, you can find several of our projects within a one-mile radius to see our work firsthand! Furthermore, we also believe each community in the area is uniquely distinct – South Pasadena is different from Burbank, which is different from Glendale, etc. We treat each project accordingly.
Thirdly, we understand that each homeowner is unique. That’s why we have a diligent process for every project that is completely centered around partnering with you. It all starts with an in-person consultation, where we listen to your vision. Or, if you’re ready for a change in your landscape, but you aren’t sure where to start, we take a consultative approach in helping you come up with a vision. Regardless, our designers are here to help you along the way, regardless of where you’re starting. During this consultation, we also discuss budget. This allows us to build a plan that brings custom design and quality workmanship at a price that won’t be a surprise. The consultation is also a time for us to assess your property and take measurements so that we can draw up a baseplan.
Now we can begin creating your custom design. Our experts have the creativity to draw upon many popular aesthetics, from Mediterranean, English garden, modern, drought-tolerant, and traditional styles. Once we begin drawing base plans and the first conceptual drawing, we mesh our creativity withour knack for logistics. We carefully comb over the project for function, aesthetics and budgets, and we ensure everything meets any relevant city restrictions.
After we’re ready with the conceptual drawing, we review it with you and make any necessary revisions. We review the final project with you, pull city
permits, and bring in our expert construction department. The designer and project manager walk you through the job so you can feel comfortable with next steps. Should you need anything at all, you have a dedicated
project manager as your point of contact. Then, sit back and watch your vision come to life!
If you’re in the South Pasadena area looking for quality landscaping, contact Pacific Outdoor Living for a free consultation. You can give us a call or fill out our online form. We look forward to meeting you!