As many of you know Northern California is having its worst drought in pretty much ever. So in helping to conserve water, my hubby and I decided to remove our lawn while using the city of Napa's cash for grass incentive. The incentive pays you back $1 for each square foot of lawn you remove. I'd recommend looking into this in your own city to see whats available.

With the lawn coming out we decided to take the opportunity to make some drastic changes to the exterior of our home including painting, lighting, new front door and of course landscaping. While choosing paint colors and fixtures is easy for me, designing a landscape is not. So I reached out to my FB friends and received a recommendation for Patrick Lannan Designs. After seeing his portfolio we were thrilled at the chance to work with someone so talented. Let me just say, from design to installation Patrick was a dream to work with. Not only is he a professional but he's also an excellent communicator and project coordinator. He and his team got the plantings in but also irrigation and lighting systems installed in the course of a weekend (take a look at the night time photos).

One of the fun things of the process was walking through Flora Grubb with Patrick as our guide. This place is super cool! He showed us amazing plants and succulents that would work great in Napa. It's a lot warmer in Napa so it was important that the selections matched our climate.

As you can see from the photos our project turned out to be pretty amazing. Patricks keen eye for color, shape and detail helped to take our boring beige house and turn into the jewel of the neighborhood. If you're not sure what to do with your landscaping I'd highly recommend reaching out to Patrick.  -  Alexander Cowan

Hi everyone, I wanted to add an updated review for Patrick and team. We have a small backyard area and Patrick did wonders. Patrick listened to our needs and wanted to understand our lifestyle in order to select the best plants and arrangements that would work. We used to have a dog and he took that into consideration and designed an areas that were dog friendly! He also worked with some of the plants we already had! Patrick's team was terrific. It was obvious how much care and pride they took with their work. Apparently Houzz only allows 1 review per person so I'm submitting an updated one. While the job was completed last year, I wanted to show photos of how our garden has grown since then. (Two of the photos were when the project was completed and the other two was taken just today.) We all know everything looks great in the beginning but felt it would be helpful for others to see how my garden has grown since then. We continue to be happy and have seen the hummingbirds and bees come back! (That was an early request during the design phase..) I can't say enough good things about Patrick and his team.  - Penelope Yao

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Patrick and his crew are amazing. I absolutely love my new deck and landscaping. The design is exactly what I wanted. Everyone Patrick brought to the house to work was lovely. I can't say enough good things about this whole process. I felt like Patrick really listened to what I wanted and designed something that was perfect for me. He takes tremendous pride in the work his crew does. Overall, the best experience I've had doing home improvement. Highly, highly recommend Patrick.

(The first picture is what my backyard looked like. The transformation is incredible.) - Michelle Matz