Landscape Projects

Favorite Landscape Projects by Plant Systems, Inc.

As landscape contractors, we specialize in creating a variety of landscapes. Below you’ll find examples of some of our favorite landscape projects, including traditional, Mediterranean, Asian, country, modern, exotic, eclectic, etc. Explore our projects, but remember: Your new landscape will be unique for you!

  • Contemporary Landscape
    Contemporary Landscape
  • Tropical Paradise
    Tropical Paradise
  • Tropical Oasis
    Tropical Oasis
  • Traditional Formal
    Traditional Formal
  • South Western Contemporary
    South Western Contemporary
  • Santa Barbara Sanctuary
    Santa Barbara Sanctuary
Contemporary Landscape Entrance
Contemporary Landscape with Palms
Trees in Backyard Planters
Modern Backyard Sculpture Fountain
Contemporary Planters
Contemporary Landscape Patio Area
Contemporary Landscape

Award Winning Contemporary Landscape

Levitan – Statewide Trophy Award 2008 – Outstanding Achievement (Large Residential)
California Landscape Contractors Association

This Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home called for a contemporary landscape. The clean and minimalist lines of the home’s architecture are framed nicely by two elegant date palms at the entryway. Beneath the palms, are beds of colorful flowers and perennials. The backyard maintains the minimalist theme of the patio design. The sleek concrete planters contain kumquat trees. A variety of other plants are situated in large, self-watering pots — making maintenance easy. The focal point of the backyard is a rusted steel sculpture fountain created by a local artist. It looks like fire when lit at night.

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Central Valley Landscaped Home
Fountain Nestled Among Stately Palm Trees
Fountain amidst flowers in exotic garden
Terraced Landscape
Pool surrounded by potted palms
Custom Outdoor Feature: Fire Pit
Backyard Tropical Landscape
Streetlamp and lush walkway
Streetlamp encircled with flowers
Stately gazebo in tropical landscape
Elegant Gazebo in Tropical Landscape
Burst of Palms in Landscape
Wild and Palmy
Lush Lakefront Tropical Landscape
Palm trees and grass lead down to a beautiful waterway
Tropical Paradise

Tropical Landscape Inspiration

Puryear Residence – President’s Award 2004 – Best Entry – (All Residential)
California Landscape Contractors Association

The owners of this one-acre property with a 12,000 square foot home asked owner, Steve Cox, to make their landscape look like the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. When Cox said he had never been there, they flew him out and arranged for a private tour with the head of the grounds department. Cox came away pumped with ideas and enthusiasm. At the time, this property did not have one palm on it. Today it boasts one of the largest collections of palms and cycads in the Central Valley. Cox says, “What was really great about this job is that the owners were willing to take risks in using a lot of varieties that people said you couldn’t plant here.” Although we got  most of our trees from our fantastic suppliers, we also used unorthodoxmethods. For example, we traveling on the road we kept our eyes open for a great tree that looked neglected or abandoned. Then we approached the owner and made a deal to purchase it. The most impressive find is a five-trunk Phoenix dactylifera spotted in a field next to Highway 99. “It had never been pruned,” Cox says. “It was probably the heaviest one we dug. It weighted close to 48,000 pounds, and the root ball was 13 by 12 by 6-1/2 feet!” Besides palms, the property features 500 tons of hand-selected boulders, hundreds of feet of meticulously crafted rock walls, and a special drainage system to help keep trees healthy in the harsh weather.

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Grand Tropical
Tropical Front Yard
Tropical Backyard
Flowery Walkway
Tropical Garden
Tropical Garden On The Water
Flowery Patio
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Outdoor Living
Waterfront View
Tropical Garden
Tropical Landscape
Tropical Oasis

A Tropical Garden in the Valley

Visser Residence – Statewide Trophy Award 2006 – 1st Place Custom Residential (Large Landscape Residence) 
California Landscape Contractors Association

This waterfront home shows off a tropically inspired garden throughout the landscape. Features include an outdoor living area with a  fireplace; a stone kitchen; and, a unique fountain.

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Formal Landscape
Stately Garden Landscape
Big Lawn In Backyard
Trim and Tidy Backyard Landscape
Manicured Landscape
Fence Landscape
Sideyard Landscape
Tabel Tennis and Potted Plants
Raised Garden Planters
Formal Landscape with Pool
Traditional Garden
Traditional Plantings
Traditional Formal

The Sweet Ambience of a Formal Landscape

This family’s home and lifestyle called for a formal landscape that conveys traditional stability with clean lines. Features include manicured lawns, tidy hedges, and rows of flowering plants. Roses bloom behind a neat hedge. Potted trees on the patio border the French doors. The landscape is finished off with raised garden boxes in the back.

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South Western Landscape
Landscaped Entry
Accent Color in Yard
Slate Walkway
Southwestern Landscape in Backyard
Contemporary Landscape with Pool
Modern Landscape with Pool
Custom Outdoor Kitchen
South Western Landscaping
South Western Contemporary

Contemporary South Western Landscape

This contemporary home features a south western inspired landscape that is both contemporary and drought tolerant. Strategic lawns with large slate walking stones provide a green backdrop without making a large environmental footprint. Clay brick planters provide additional places for greenery and accent colors. A custom outdoor kitchen provides a great outdoor cooking space for family gatherings.

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Landscape for Mission Style Home
Meditation Walk
Sanctuary Landscape in California
Graceful Landscape
Landscaped Sanctuary Corner
Sanctuary Meditation Corner
Backyard Sanctuary Landscape
Sweet Secret Walkway
Secret Path
Mission Style Landscape
Palms and Boulders in Backyard Landscape
Palm in Planter on Patio
Sanctuary Landscape
Garden Sanctuary
Santa Barbara Sanctuary

Sanctuary Landscape Inspired by the California Missions

White Residence – Statewide Trophy Award 2005 – Achievement Award (Large Residential)
California Landscape Contractors Association

This Santa Barbara gem boasts a “sanctuary landscape” reminiscent of the gardens found in California Missions. One can meditate in a quiet corner or walk along a “prayer path.” Lush palms and ferns are interspersed with colorful flowers. Artfully staged boulders lend a dramatic yet natural grace to the landscape.

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