Landscape Design: Sustainability

Lawn replacement is one of the most environmentally friendly landscaping choices you can make for your home. By replacing your lawn with drought resistance native plants, you can beautify your property, reduce water consumption and create vital habitat for local wildlife.

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Landscape Design: Space

At Farnsworth Landscaping, we incorporate the 5 elements - Earth, Wood, Fire, Water & Space - into our landscape design. The space element is expressed through the creation of elegant outdoor living spaces, outdoor dining areas, and outdoor kitchen installation. We extend "home" beyond the boundaries of your walls.

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Elegant outdoor living spaces extend the feeling of home to your landscape garden

Landscape Design: Water

At Farnsworth Landscaping, we incorporate the 5 elements - Earth, Wood, Fire, Water & Space - into our landscape design.  We install water features such as waterfalls, ponds, and fountains that transform your landscape garden. We can also build ecologically sound rain water catchment systems, irrigation systems, and grey water systems.

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Waterfalls and fountains are wonderful enhancements to your patio or garden.

Landscape Design: Fire

At Farnsworth Landscaping, we incorporate the 5 elements - Earth, Wood, Fire, Water & Space - into our landscape design. Some beautiful fire features we work with inclulde fire bowls, fire pits, fireplaces, BBQ stations and outdoor kitchens. On the more practical side, we can install timed, low voltage outdoor lighting systems, as well as solar panels.

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Fire bowls & fire pits are a beautiful enhancement to your landscape garden

Landscape Design: Wood

At Farnsworth Landscaping, we incorporate the 5 elements - Earth, Wood, Fire, Water & Space - into our landscape design. Seasoned carpenters can build decks, fences, and gazebos, using a wide variety of wood options, including sustainably harvested and reclaimed timber.

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Landscape Design: Earth

At Farnsworth Landscaping, we incorporate the 5 elements - Earth, Wood, Fire, Water & Space - into our landscape design.  Our expert stonemasons can create beautiful retaining walls, steps, and patios. We use organic soils and fertilizers for optimum plant growth and health. We can provide native, deer resistant & drought tolerant plant design, and more.

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Farnsworth Landscaping is a San Francisco Bay Area landscape design and construction company, dedicated to transforming residential landscape gardens into paradise on earth.

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Mill Valley: South Asian Fire Bowl on Patio with Built in Bench

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Fire bowls & fire pits are a beautiful enhancement to your landscape garden

This project in Mill Valley features an antique Indonesian Cane Bowl, originally used in Southeast Asia to reduce sugar cane in sugar production. These bowls are made of cast iron and can be used for wood burning and can be retrofitted with a gas line, as shown above. The bench was built using brick surfacing […]

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San Francisco: Custom Outdoor Fire Place in Tuscan Villa Style Courtyard

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In this project in San Francisco, we designed and built a Tuscan Villa style courtyard that features a raised natural stone outdoor fireplace and fountain. The fireplace is gas powered. We built the courtyard with the intention to create an outdoor living space that added continuity to the adjacent open air recreational room, which included […]

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Lagunitas: Multi-Level Outdoor Living & Entertainment on Hillside Property

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Terrace landscaping is our specialty at Farnsworth Landscaping

This property is built on a steep incline. In order to reclaim maximum outdoor living space from the steep terrain, we created a series of usable level spaces. The first level features a vegetable garden, the second ( main level) a spacious  outdoor living & entertainment area, a third level features a Native America sweat […]

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Novato: Balinese Inspired Outdoor Living Space

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Balinese inspired outdoor living space

In this Novato property, we built a landscape garden and patio with a sub-tropical Indonesian flavor. We replaced a portion of the lawn with drought resistant plants and added bamboo along the perimeter.   In addition to the outdoor living room, the property also has an Indonesian fire bowl with custom screen to contain sparks.

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Greenbrae: High End Outdoor Kitchen & Dining Room

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This outdoor kitchen in Greenbrae is connected to a large deck with outdoor dining space. It features a built in trellis, stainless steel gas grill, sink, refrigerator, and concrete counter tops with mosaic tile inlay.

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Mill Valley: Formal Outdoor Dining Room

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Formal outdoor dining space in Mill Valley

This Mill Valley property originally had a brick patio just off the back of the house, which then dropped 13 inches to the rest of the yard, which also had drainage issues caused by water pooling in the low lying area. To resolve the drainage issues we raised the lower area to the same height […]

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San Francisco: Ipe Hardwood Deck, Patio & Synthetic Turf Lawn

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Hardwood deck, flagstone patio, and synthetic lawn

For this San Francisco residence, we removed 30 yards of sandy soil and built 3 levels of outdoor living areas.  One level features an deck, walkway and steps made of sustainably harvested ipe hardwood, also known as ironwood , a rainforest hardwood that has a fire rating that is close to that of concrete.  A […]

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Wood Decks & Wood Railings

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Farnsworth landscaping deck & patio construction

We build wood decks, railings and stairs primarily out of redwood, cedar, ipe, and Trex, which is a recycled plastic material. These materials are the most widely available, sustainable and cost effective timber solutions for the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Fountains, Waterfalls, Water Sculptures, & Ponds

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Waterfalls and fountains are wonderful enhancements to your patio or garden.

At Farnsworth Landscaping, we can build a wide variety of water features into your landscape garden, including waterfalls, fountains, waters culptures and ponds. This Tuscan style courtyard features a fountain built with rustic red ledge stone. In this San Francisco property we installed a stone water sculpture in a garden featuring a flagstone patio with […]

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Patios & Courtyards

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Flagstone patio with pebble inlay

At Farnsworth Landscaping we have extensive experience building patios, such as  stone patios, brick patios, stained concrete patios, gravel patios, exposed aggregate patios, precut pavers and even patios made of bark. This patio uses a pre-cut flagstone from India that looks like Arizona flagstone, but with higher density which makes them less prone to water […]

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