3 Ways to Love Your Landscape Again – Featured in Houzz’s Pro Spotlight

Landscaping article featured in the Press

Dave and Susie Garcia, the landscape design duo of DPG Design, were featured in a Houzz’s Pro Spotlight article. Dave and Susie take pride in creating personalized outdoor living spaces and understand that designing a landscape you’ll love and use is just as important as designing the interior of your home. Read the full article here and…

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Creating a Private Oasis: How to Add Beautiful Seclusion to Your Outdoor Spaces

Using your full property is challenging when you feel open and exposed. That is why so many homeowners look for ways to increase the privacy in their outdoor spaces. No matter what types of outdoor amenities your property includes, enjoying them without prying eyes is key to feeling comfortable. All too often, people assume that…

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DPG Design Featured in The Press – Improving Curb Appeal

DPG Design is excited to announce being featured in The Press, a local East Contra Costa County newspaper. In this recent article, we discuss landscaping trends for this year as well as ideas and tips for the best landscape designs for your yards. If you want a unique yard, not a “cookie-cutter” yard, check out what…

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Important Considerations for the Landscape Design Process

When planning to undertake a major landscaping project for your home, you should consider several factors long before the proverbial shovel meets the ground. It is essential to identify your own personal goals for your landscape design project, and then you must engage a professional design team to guide you through the process and ultimately…

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Elements of Landscape Design

Attractive landscape designs often appear natural and effortless, but that effect is achieved through the careful consideration of several elements, including texture, color, balance, and unity. In the San Francisco Bay area, the application of these landscape design elements should be tailored to the locale. The climate allows for year-round outdoor enjoyment, but the potential…

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Landscape Design Ideas for Slopes

Slopes create landscaping challenges for homeowners. The key is finding the right design that balances maximum beauty with minimal maintenance. If you have a slope in your yard, consider these landscape design ideas for turning challenging slopes into beautiful assets. Build a Wall A retaining wall is a great way to add definition to your…

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Considerations for Xeriscape Landscape Design

When planning your landscape design, choosing the right features is critical to getting the environment and aesthetic you are after. One of the considerations when designing your landscape is water usage. The San Francisco Bay region is known for dealing with drought conditions, and as such, xeriscape landscape design has become popular. When implementing a…

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The Benefits of An Outdoor Kitchen

We all want to make our homes more welcoming and improve their resale value. It’s why we invest in services like landscape design. If you really want to take your backyard to the next level, an outdoor kitchen might be the way to go. Here are some reasons why an outdoor kitchen is well worth…

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How to Create a Backyard Getaway 

Your outdoor spaces give you more space and a unique environment to enjoy your home. With the right elements, your backyard can become your own private oasis. It is important that your backyard is designed with some key factors in mind to make the most of the space you have available.

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Why Incorporate Succulents in Your Landscape Design Project 

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Finding the perfect plant life for your outdoor space is a key part of any Walnut Creek landscape design project. You need to find species that 1) grow well in your climate, 2) require the level of maintenance you are willing to put into the area, and 3) provide the visual appeal you want to…

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