Bountiful Botanicals, Inc. is one of the Bay Area’s leading landscape design / build firms. Our work is deeply rooted in a commitment to both quality and sustainability, combining cutting edge landscape design concepts with environmentally conscious gardening techniques. We specialize in creating spaces for outdoor living that are drought tolerant, deer resistant, and child- and pet-friendly. Each of our gardens is based on a three-tiered philosophy of Design, Install, and Maintain, making our gardens beautiful, practical, and sustainable.
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Low maintenance gardens
Our landscape design takes into consideration the cost and care of monthly service, sustainable gardens are cheaper to maintain.
A low-maintenance garden is a healthy garden. Our goal as a company is to establish a healthy ecosystem that allows plants to grow and thrive naturally. From the very beginning, we incorporate into our designs various systems to support longevity and minimize maintenance. Establishing good soil with proper nutrients and pH balance provides an essential foundation for plant growth and efficient water use. Cutting-edge irrigation systems reduce time spent hand-watering, and help plants to make the most of the water provided. Featuring drought-tolerant and native plants that require only minimal pruning and ongoing maintenance decreases time needed for plant care in the future.
Incorporating sustainable and low-maintenance principles from the outset saves you time and money long-term, and allows you to relax and relish your garden. At Bountiful Botanicals, our three-tiered approach of Design, Install, and Maintain guides our work throughout each phase of your project, creating gardens made to last and enjoyed for many years to come.
Drought tolerant plants and water conservation
Landscaping designed with plants that are drought tolerant will save water on monthly utility bills, reduce water run off and help save the environment.
Water conservation is one of our top priorities at Bountiful Botanicals, Inc. We specialize in drought tolerant plants and landscape designs that are both practical and beautiful. Our designs are deeply rooted in a philosophy of sustainability and care for the earth. We strive to implement this philosophy in our work by creating beautiful outdoor spaces that are restorative and nurturing for both people and the community around them.
A low water garden doesn’t just help environment, it helps you too. Reducing your water usage with environmentally-friendly and drought tolerant landscaping saves you money. We use high-efficiency irrigation systems (even for lawns), together with drought tolerant plants and garden designs to create a wonderful garden with minimal water use.
Deer resistant plants and gardens
Plants that can thrive under the harshest conditions and exposure to animals.
It's an unfortunate fact of nature that the beautiful, soft-eyed creatures that instill in most of us such a sense of peace and wonder also love nibbling on some of our favorite parts of the garden. Deer have become an increasing challenge for Bay Area gardeners, making it more important than ever to take them into consideration from the beginning. No garden is truly deer-proof. However, there are many aspects of design and planting that can give your garden a better chance of surviving the appetites of these beautiful and persistent creatures.
A deer-resistant garden requires proper planning and planting. Bountiful Botanicals, Inc. has a vast knowledge of deer-resistant plants, as well as a deep understanding of deer habits and preferences. We have almost 20 years of experience building and caring for deer-resistant gardens in the East Bay. We can work with you to create a garden that is delightful but won't serve as a buffet for the local deer.
Sustainable and Green Building Materials
Our gardens provide Sustainability through green design and recycled materials.
A sustainable, organic garden begins with earth-friendly materials and good, organic garden designs. We implement sustainable building practices to ensure that your garden is safe for the environment, as well as children and pets. We utilize materials like natural wood and stone, and avoid products treated with harsh chemicals and pesticides. Round Up is NEVER used. All of the products that we use (besides lighting & irrigation materials) are natural and came from the earth, or will biodegrade back into it.
Our landscape designs are centered on principles of sustainability and nurturing a healthy ecosystem in the garden and beyond. We feature native, and drought-tolerant plants, in place of invasive and high-water species. The patios we design and install are permeable, rather than concrete or mortar, to support a healthy, deep-soil environment for plant roots and water absorption. The walls we install are dry stacked, with no concrete or mortar, and are better suited for the clay soil present in most Bay Area homes (Alameda is actually sand based). We also encourage the use No Mow or Native Lawns rather than high water non-native lawns, in order to significantly reduce water usage and maintenance costs. Our stones and materials are locally-sourced, like Moss Rocks and Field Stones from the Sierra Nevada. In general, we avoid using materials that have to be shipped from far away, in order to reduce our carbon footprint and support the local economy.
Resources Some local resources to help you understand and care for your new garden