Diane Larson has been bringing her expertise in landscape design to southern California gardens for over 18 years. She specializes in creating outdoor environments that take advantage of the region’s mild climate yet tread lightly on its limited water resources. By considering each client’s specific landscaping needs, Diane is able to design custom outdoor living areas that are both beautiful and sustainable.

In this intitial stages of a new project, Diane first strives to understand each client's goals for their spaces then assesses the unique characteristics to each site in order to determine the best design to accomplish these goals. This collaborative process between the client and the designer is how Diane begins to turn a client's image of his/her outdoor area into a project with a determined scope, size, and budget.
To ensure each custom project goes smoothly, Diane starts with conceptual drawings. She also creates CAD built design plans to enable clients to see the details and scope of their project as well as to give builders the tools they need for efficient construction.
Experienced crews will begin creating hardscapes or installations that are necessary, from initial grading to constructing all the elements such as patio structures, BBQ’s, irrigation, plant material, etc. During this process, Diane stays in close communication with the customer to ensure that construction is going to plan.
Seasonal Maintenance
When spending this much time and effort on a landscape, it’s important to make sure it is properly maintained to ensure a client's investment will not deteriorate. For this reason, Gardens by Di offers her customers maintenance contracts, in order to maintain the landscape, as well as monitor irrigation, pests, fertilizers, weeds, and shrubs.
Specializing in unique landscapes & drought resistant gardensBest of Houzz 2016