Thank you for your interest in Tamate Landscaping. Paul Tamate has retired. Although we aren't taking new clients at this time, you can still see our projects, get information about landscaping for San Francisco on our blog, and learn more about our services.


Curb Appeal and Backyard Landscapes: Dogpatch, San Francisco

When you live in a place like Dogpatch, backyards are prime real estate. The microclimate is unique, thanks to the mix of converted warehouses, apartment buildings and homes. As a […]

Designing Beautiful Landscapes That Last: Noe Valley, San Francisco

Over the past 32 years since Tamate Landscaping first opened its doors, we’ve designed and built hundreds of gardens. We’ve built Japanese gardens and koi ponds, Tiki bar-type outdoor lounge […]

Native and Exotic Plants for Your Next San Francisco Landscape Project

As a San Francisco landscape contractor, we’re often asked which plants are best for our Mediterranean climate, cool winds and foggy skies. There is a huge array of potted plants, […]

5 Elements Used in Japanese Gardens

Not everyone can have a Japanese Tea Garden outside of their home, with its Drum Bridge and five elemental stone lanterns. -And the Hayward Japanese Gardens in the Bay Area […]

Parkside SF Home Landscaping Project Goes Low Key

In November 2018, a new landscaping project took us to the Parkside neighborhood of San Francisco. The neighborhood, with its bars, coffee shops, parks and charming homes, is considered by […]

Small Landscaping Project in Ingleside Heights Brings Large Rewards

We’ve done our share of huge landscape projects. One of the ones that comes immediately to mind is hauling a 1,000 pound boulder through the client’s house as part of […]

5 Reasons (Plus 1) to Add a Water Feature to Your Landscape

The landscape can be one of the most important elements of a home’s renovation. One of the main reasons is that a landscape is the first thing that people notice […]

What Does a San Francisco Landscaper Actually Do?

Landscape professionals are like architects when it comes to creating outdoor scenery. We prove our expertise on projects that include gardens, parks, backyards, squares, and commercial properties. But what does […]

How to Turn Your San Francisco Backyard into a Japanese Garden Paradise

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Japanese gardens have been a major part of culture in America for nearly a century and a half. However, they still remain a mystery for most people. Japanese gardens are […]

6 Clues That Fence Replacement Should Be Part Of Your Backyard Redesign

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A beautiful fence can add additional value to a backyard. It can also be quite functional and very decorative for any outdoor living space. However, the type of fence you […]