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Kind Words From Past Clients

My husband and I had Louise design our garden space at our house in which we've lived for 20 years. At one point I asked Louise “Do you really think that this will make that much of a difference?” To which she said “ABSOLUTELY!” Was she ever right! While we wish we had invested in this yard 20 years ago, we look forward to the next 20 years. It is such a pleasure to look out the kitchen window and see new plants and trees budding out, birds and bees buzzing by and to sit and have coffee in the morning sun. The landscape design is beautiful, sophisticated, modern and clean. She did an amazing job designing steps going up the hillside to our patio. She was the perfect advocate for us during the construction phase and tended to be a great mediator when disputes arose around design choices between my husband and myself. I would resoundingly recommend Louise Leff for any landscape design project.Read More

Louise is a consummate professional. She listened and incorporated our functional requirements into a comprehensive, well thought through plan. Louise is responsive, timely and a joy to work with. She beautifully managed form and function. This was a large and complex project with many different spaces to be incorporated into a unified design. Proportionally and aesthetically her design met all of our requirements and more.Read More

Louise is a pleasure to work with. In the design phase she really listens and then adds her many layers of expertise and experience and moreover her creative skills to deliver a design that is on target and is ready for HOA approval and putting out to bid to contractors. She sees the project through to completion and insures quality of both design and functionality. I highly recommend Louise Leff.Read More

My husband and I decided it was time to get some professional help transforming our outdoor areas into a more livable space. We wanted to replace a tired lawn and too much concrete with a landscape that required less water and included native plants, a new stone patio, and a Petanque terrain. Luckily we found Louise Leff Landscape Assoc. to make it all happen and couldn’t be happier with the results. Louise listened to what we hoped for and guided us every step of the way with helpful suggestions to stay on budget and hire a contractor. She has a creative sense of design and is very knowledgeable about plants. Her follow-through is excellent and she was attentive and patient throughout the entire process. We recommend her highly.Read More

Louise is great! We tried to develop a plan for our acre-plus residential project with at least a half dozen landscapers over quite a few years, and it wasn't until we started working with Louise that we actually got it done. She has the ability to listen and work with you, as well as bring incredibly good ideas and a wealth of information and design talent. This was a demanding and multi-faceted design project and Louise was always up to the task. She's also wonderful to work with. We are very happy with the results and highly recommend her!Read More

I appreciate that Louise and her team are easy to work with and open to my ideas and input. They are very knowledgeable and technically outstandingRead More

I have worked on many projects with Louise Leff. I am a classically trained Feng Shui Master who realizes the importance of harnessing the outside energies to nourish inside spaces. Louise was willing and able incorporate my Feng Shui advice using the 5 Elements and landform. Louise's rich knowledge of superior and creative designs have transformed the lives of my clients. I was so pleased with her, that I hired her to incorporate the same creativity to my own home with excellent and beautiful results! I would without hesitation hire Louise again and refer her to all my clients.Read More

We really enjoyed working with Louise and her crew. She gave us three wonderful designs which we have had rave reviews from friends about. She is an honorable businesswoman who is fair about her prices and redos when plants didn't do well. Her employees are first rate; working quietly, efficiently and with great care. I would not hesitate to recommend her and her excellent crew.Read More

Our project was a complete redesign of our backyard after removal of a pool, spa, and large deck. We wanted a space with low water needs and a natural habitat for birds, butterflies, and bees, but which also had ample space for gardening, wandering, and relaxing. As this was a fairly small, flat, rectangular area, it was a challenge to include all of these things in the design. We were impressed at Louise's ability to focus in on our priorities and to design and create a space which not only included all of them, but was beautiful besides! She incorporated our ideas about plants, hardscape, etc., and brought in many of her own which complemented and enhanced our vision. We now have a lovely outdoor space with meandering pathways, 3 patios, mostly native plantings, raised vegetable boxes, an herb garden, and even kiwi vines. It is a joy to look at and to spend time in, and fairly easy maintenance also. Our yard was chosen for the 2013 MMWD Marin-Friendly Garden Tour. In summary, we were very happy with both the design and construction that we received from Leff Landscape Associates and recommend them highly.Read More

I wrote a review a couple of years ago to praise Louise for her work on our Pasadena property. I'm updating today to say we hired her again to do both the front and back of our new home in Petaluma, and I couldn't be happier! Louise is very sensitive to my style AND can take my ideas 10 steps further with her knowledge and design sense. Our backyard in particular is now a treasured part of the house and a joy to spend time well as being the envy of all our friends! I highly, highly recommend Leff Landscape Associates.Read More

We had a 6 foot retaining wall starting to give way, as well as a 4 foot wall running along a portion of our property boundary. The yard was starting to move a little when it rained so there was a lot of stress involved in the project. Louise came up with an amazing design to terrace the property with a series of smaller walls resulting in the back yard becoming entirely utilizable. The wall design had a complex array of curves and angles, some symmetry and some not symmetric, giving the whole yard a more rustic feeling, which was exactly what we were after. The budget was tight, but the project got held up by the city, so we were able to save more and get the whole project done. Louise was so patient with our continual scope creep as we progressed through the project and kept adding more to it as we saved. She came up with many great ideas for how to get the most for the available budget. Her team that came and did the work were very professional and knowledgeable about what they were doing. 2 years on and the yard is looking fantastic. We love being out in it.Read More

Designed and coordinated landscaping which included a retaining wall, plants, sprinkler/ater system, and cover for back yard. Excellent on design and coordination, easy to work with, timely, knowledgeable.Read More

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