Incorporating Art into Your Landscape Design 

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Making your outdoor spaces catch the eye is the purpose of landscape design. While traditional landscaping is associated with plants, trees, and other organic matter, great landscaping incorporates much more. Other things to consider in your Discovery Bay landscape design include walkways, retaining walls, and even beautiful pieces of art. Outstanding art pieces add visual…

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Drought-Resistant Landscaping Ideas

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California experiences both the occasional drought and requirement to ration water. If you’ve got grass and plants that rely on a lot of water, they’re likely to die or become stunted if they aren’t getting enough water. However, with the assistance of an experienced landscape designer, you can create a drought-resistant lawn that will look…

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Importance of Good Drainage on Your Property Before the Rainy Season

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Fall time in the San Francisco Bay Area offers excellent weather, and you’ll want to take advantage by spending time outdoors. However, the region’s rainy season—which typically spans from December through February—is not far off, so now is an ideal time to prepare your home’s landscape and be sure it is designed to accommodate proper…

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Testimonial from James Carey with On The House Radio

Testimonial from James Carey with On The House Radio   DPG Design has partnered with The Carey Brothers to restore one of Brentwood’s oldest homes.   We have brought in our favorite Vendors to partner with us. We wanted to share a short testimonial video from James Carey.  

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Water Features to Consider for Your Landscape Design Project

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Landscape design involves selecting the right plants and paving materials that both enhance your home and are appropriate for your lifestyle and local climate. But water features often become the focal point of a well-designed yard—it is natural for people to be drawn towards these elements, whether they define a social hub or serve as…

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Considerations for Outdoor Lighting 

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When investing in a comprehensive landscape design for your San Francisco Bay area home, you will want to maximize your return by being able to enjoy the outdoors during the day and after dark. An expertly executed outdoor lighting scheme will ensure safety, functionality, and beauty. Outdoor lighting can showcase special features of your home…

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Retaining Walls for Hillsides

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Landscaping in the hills of the San Francisco Bay area can be challenging. Slopes can make it difficult to take advantage of you outdoor space, and you may end up with downward slope movement after a heavy rain. However, the retaining wall can solve these problems! This practical structure offers many benefits to Bay area homeowners. Choosing…

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5 Inspirational Quotes on Creativity

5 Inspirational Quotes on Creativity

When it comes to landscape design and creativity, our experts at DPG Design take pride in creating personalized outdoor living spaces. If you are looking for creative landscape ideas for your home, consider some of these images below as well the inspirational creativity quotes that accompany the images. Please enjoy and feel free to share! 1. Passion is one great force that…

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Great Landscaping Ideas for Driveways

Make a great first impression by landscaping your driveway. This feature is often overlooked, but it’s the entrance to your home and deserves attention. The driveway sets the tone for the rest of your yard; it can either be an ugly strip or a boost to the curb appeal of your home. Consider these ideas…

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

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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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