Hello, I am Roxanne (Roxie), founder and principal designer of an award-winning San Diego landscape design and garden designer. My strength lies in creating high-style garden designs for real-life budgets, custom landscape design plans with exceptional plants that give a unique and distinct look to fit clients' life style. I look for plants that set my designs apart.
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I became a landscape designer after a personal experience of bad landscape renovation. That inspired me to take classes and training to become a professional. Let me share my insight to help you avoid common mistakes made by myself and many others.
Few years ago I needed a front yard landscape renovation before my son’s first communion. We had invited family from out of town. Although my husband is handy, I wanted to have it done professionally. I had no clue on how to hire a landscape contractor. When I saw a contractor working on my neighborhood and I hired him only because he was there. His crew worked on my front yard every day for a couple of weeks. The third week the workers were there for couple days, and then they came by even less frequently. Sometimes I had to call to find out where they were. Within weeks, I realized I had made a big landscape mistake. The contractor’s work and design plan he showed me were not in sync. After weeks of stress, many discussions, and sleepless nights, we decided cut our losses. We had a deadline and the landscape was not going be finished on time. Needless to say I hadn’t done my homework and I did not listen to my intuition. I only cared about the bottom line–lowest cost.
After my bad experience of landscape renovation, I studied ornamental horticulture landscape design program and landscape architecture to test my interest. There I found my passion. After graduating from Cuyamaca College, I started a San Diego landscape design company to share my experience, knowledge, gardening tips and landscape design ideas with you.
Until I designed my own garden, I did not know why some people spend so much money and effort in their gardens. I soon realized how much enjoyment it brings, a place to relax and spend time with family and friends, a place to unwind from a busy day, a place of beauty and joy.
I’d love to discuss your landscape with you. My designs have won awards and have been published internationally. Contact award winning San Diego landscape designer to design your backyard that is resort worthy.