From cool shade gardens to dry stream beds lined with ornamental grasses, we try to capture a special feeling in our landscape garden design by inviting hummingbirds, integrating fragrance and color, and varying textures, heights and bloom seasons of plantings.

Gardens created by Details Landscape Art



  • Asian Style Gardens
  • Shade Gardens
  • Perennial Gardens
  • Native Plant Gardens
  • Sod Lawns
  • Groundcovers
  • Erosion Control

See our Garden Portfolio Here

Plant selection is more than selecting individual plants – the key is selecting plant combinations for contrast and interest in a garden. Many clients request lots of color, but want low maintenance.  One of our planting techniques is to use color in the foliage, along with other shrubs that bloom once a year. By minimizing the use of perennials, and associated deadheading, we keep the maintenance to a minimum.
Although we love shade gardens and Asian style gardens, we also build Mediterranean gardens, perennial gardens, native plant gardens, and use a variety of ground covers. We certainly install sod lawns, although we encourage minimizing lawns…less grass means less water, less maintenance, less money – less is more!
In certain hillside applications erosion control is appropriate and plants with invasive root systems bind the soil and help control slippage.


Read more in our blog

At Details Landscape Art, we love educating people about how to get the most out of their beautiful garden. You can search through our posts using the slider to the right.

We have several topics on Gardens in our blog library, with more added every week, so take a look and be sure to check in again soon.

Pittosporum – The Workhorse of the Garden

Gardens come in flavors. Details Landscape Art, a premier Sonoma County’s landscape design-build contractor, creates many different style gardens according to the style of the home, the tastes of the homeowner, and the nature of the property’s setting. Almost all...

Going the Extra Mile

Details Landscape Art is a Sonoma County landscape contractor, with beautiful installation projects throughout the North Bay. Our work is meticulous and creative, and reflects a commitment to building fine gardens. In addition, we have been known to go out of our way...

Shades of Green

We are Details Landscape Art, a Petaluma landscape contractor, with twenty-eight years of projects throughout the North Bay.In many of our blogs we talk about color- color in the foliage, color in the flowers, color in autumn, and the importance of contrast. The most...

Napa (Dry Creek Road) Featured Garden

In the spring of 2017 we were referred to a nice couple that lived on Dry Creek Road in Napa. Details Landscape Art is North Bay landscape contractor, based in Petaluma and serving mostly Sonoma County. Occasionally, however, we venture into Marin and Napa...

Color for all Seasons

Details Landscape Art, a Sonoma County landscape design-build contractor, creates gardens that look amazing all year long. We believe that a successful garden must look good all year long. And one of the keys to success is a planting scheme that shows color in each of...

West Petaluma Kid Friendly Featured Garden

Details Landscape Art received a call from a young couple with two small children who live in the historic west side area of Petaluma, asking for a kid-friendly garden.  A few blocks from downtown, the backyard was huge and hadn’t been touched in over forty years. It...

Santa Rosa (Montecito) Featured Garden

Details Landscape Art, a Santa Rosa landscape contractor, was called to rebuild a front yard landscape. Set in the cul-de sac of a quiet court, this Montecito neighborhood project was in need of a complete makeover. The driveway was cracked all over, the walkway from...

East Santa Rosa Featured Garden

Details Landscape Art, a Santa Rosa landscaper, was referred to this split-level project in northeast Santa Rosa, which badly needed landscaping help. The upper level of the backyard consisted of wall-to-wall grass, and an ugly concrete paver patio and steps.The lower...

Petaluma Featured Garden

On the east side of Petaluma, this project with no pre-existing landscaping, involved new construction for Details Landscape Art, a Petaluma landscape contractor. The home sits on a corner, with a three-sided front yard wrapping around from north to west. The front or...

Penngrove Featured Garden

Covered with scrub oak, and redwood and pine seedlings, this one-acre property with dozens of mature redwood trees in the background, sat on three different elevations. One of the challenges for Details Landscape Art, a Penngrove landscape contractor, was to...