Fine craftsmanship and detailing is apparent in our multi-tiered arbors, decks, and fences, built with the finest materials available.


  • Arbors
  • Fences
  • Decks
  • Trellises
  • Lattice Screens
  • Retaining Walls

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Arbors provide shelter from the hot sun, and add vertical interest to a garden. Our redwood arbors are constructed with 6 x 6 posts, which are notched to receive 2 x 8 crossbeams. The next layer is evenly spaced 2 x 6’s, which are notched to slide down over the 2 x 8’s. The top tier consists of either 2 x 2’s or 2 x 4’s, spaced according to the amount of shade desired.

We also build a variety of fence types. Our favorite six-footer is a three-rail solid redwood fence with a 2 x 6 cap. We also love the three-foot or five-foot high hog wire fences framed with redwood with a 2 x 6 cap.

Horizontal redwood surfaces do not hold up well to the elements and heavy foot traffic. Therefore we use alternative synthetic decking materials that have a wood-like looking grain that will offer a long, maintenance free life. The railings, benches and accent planters are still built with redwood and stained to match the decking.


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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 Structures for your garden in our blog library, with more added every week, so take a look and be sure to check in again soon.

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...

Santa Rosa (Bennet Valley) Featured Garden

This Bennett Valley property on the east side of Santa Rosa was a very large backyard project with great possibilities. Adjacent to Matanzas Creek Winery, the vineyard provided a spectacular background. The landscape design for Details Landscape Art, a Santa Rosa...

West Petaluma Featured Garden

Every so often, Details Landscape Art falls into a unique project with a very special existing feature. The lush wooded open space behind this West Petaluma property provided an impossibly beautiful backdrop for this long narrow backyard. The challenging part of the...

Novato Featured Garden

Details Landscape Art , a Novato landscape contractor, was called to renovate this residential backyard on a hillside that sloped in two directions back down toward the house. In addition, the doors from the family room and from the kitchen out to the garden were at...

The Sting of Poor Quality

As we have discussed before, there are hundreds, if not thousands of landscapers out there. Some are licensed, some not, and all offer various levels of service and results. Details Landscape Art is a North Bay landscape contractor that consistently goes the extra...

Gardens for Life (For a Lifetime)

At Details Landscape Art, we build gorgeous landscapes in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Windsor, Novato, Sonoma, Napa, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Cotati and Penngrove. The ‘Gardens for Life’ tag has two meanings. The first, discussed at length in the prior blog post, refers to...

Building a Vegetable Box

Details Landscape Art is a Sonoma County landscape contractor, designing and building fine gardens since 1991. Several times a year we are asked by clients to construct above ground vegetable boxes. We build our vegetable boxes out of surfaced redwood. Rough redwood...

Common Landscape Construction Mistakes

At Details Landscape Art, a Petaluma landscape contractor, we have seen it all. It never ceases to amaze us how much poor landscape construction is out there. Landscaping and gardening is not rocket science or brain surgery. It is mostly common sense, obvious physics,...