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Three Major San Francisco Landscaping Trends for 2016

We have emerged from our former year into a new one. 2016 is finally here, along with some major San Francisco landscaping trends. Each new year we make plans to […]

Yes, San Francisco, Beautiful, Small Yard Landscaping Designs ARE Possible

By On January 18, 2016 In Completed Projects With No Comments Permanent Link to Yes, San Francisco, Beautiful, Small Yard Landscaping Designs ARE Possible Permalink

San Francisco has its share of tiny terrain. Take Bernal Heights, for instance; you barely step out of your back door before you reach the end of the yard. Small […]

San Francisco Landscaping in Asian Style

In October of 2014, the San Francisco landscape was parched. California struggled under an intense heat wave. Los Angeles reached 92 degrees by noon. The LAUS school district cancelled all […]

Retaining Walls: 3 Types to Hold Back Those California Hills

In the landscaping world, retaining walls have the major purpose of providing stability to the earth, preventing erosion and the movement of soil. With San Francisco’s hilly grounds, retaining walls […]

Backyard Landscaping: Private Sports Yard in the Sunset

Once upon a time, the Sunset District of San Francisco, California was known as the “Outside Lands”. Instead of homes and people, it was coastal scrub land full of sand […]

Update Your Back Yard

Noe Valley, also known as Stroller Town by some, is an upscale neighborhood in central San Francisco. Wide sidewalks, its own strips of shops, and an eclectic style of homes […]

French Drains on Rolling Hills

By On October 29, 2015 In Completed Projects With No Comments Permanent Link to French Drains on Rolling Hills Permalink

The summer of 2015 found the Tamate Landscaping crew in the Midtown Terrace neighborhood. Like much of San Francisco, Midtown Terrace is built on rolling hills. –And while rolling hills […]

Retaining Walls | Whitney Street – Glenn Park

Glen Park, a wonderful neighborhood in San Francisco, could provide an entire semester of architectural material if you took the time to walk up and down the hilly streets. Spanish […]

Japanese Hot Tubs: Expanding Your Landscape with a Private Ofuro

What’s an ofuro? What’s the difference between Japanese hot tubs, or soaking tubs, and American? Definition, differences and benefits of having an ofuro as part of your landscaping project. If you’ve always […]

Current Project 2014: West Portal Custom Front & Rear

By On January 18, 2014 In Completed Projects, Ponds and Waterfeatures, Retainingwall With Comments Off on Current Project 2014: West Portal Custom Front & Rear Permanent Link to Current Project 2014:  West Portal Custom Front & Rear Permalink

Our first project in 2014 brings us back to West Portal and its a large one for San Francisco Standards. Below is a shot of the rear before construction. We’ll be constructing new fences and sunken patios with contemporary concrete retaining walls that are becoming so popular these days. Also included is a gas fire pit, stainless weir waterfearure, decks, lights and much more.