Thank you to Meg Heubach, we finally have a landscape to be proud of, easy to maintain, and water efficient. Meg really understands the soil conditions and the proper plants for this Southern California area. Having the correct soil for the plants will make the difference! We had a yard of mixed themes from tropical to Mediterranean. Then we built a pool and added succulents. Wow, what a mess of a landscape we had! It was stressful for us to sit outside. Meg was a dream to find! She gave us an immediate low cost vision....she planned out what we were thinking! And we were able to recycle most of our existing plants just by placing them in the right location and adding to them. She was a joy to work with. Extremely professional very efficient and timely.
We highly recommend using Meg to not only assist in your design but also to serve as your project manager. She has great landscaper/irrigation recommendations. And she will keep track of their progress and ensure the plan is implemented as discussed.
Mike and Sandi Mazzilli - Encinitas, CA
Not liking how an overgrown, somewhat-drought-resistant California-style garden went with our Tudor cottage, we asked Meg to design landscaping for the front yard that would complement the home. She redesigned the front steps and walkway and carried the brick pattern of the steps and walkway through to the low retaining wall she added three feet back from the sidewalk to level the front lawn and eliminate runoff. Her design retained a few signature plants : a holly tree, a plum tree and a large rhododendron, and called for plants that would go well with the retained plants and the cottage. Colors were predominantly reds, whites and light greens. The plantings were to require minimal maintenance. We procured the contract labor needed to remake the front yard. While work was in progress Meg took us shopping to a local nursery to select the plants indicated in the design. She placed the plants where they were to go so that the laborers would be sure to plant them in the right places. She made sure that nothing was left to chance. We are very pleased with the finished product, which is a vast improvement over what was formerly there, and get compliments from neighbors and passers-by.
Hank & Nancy - Palo Alto, CA
I highly recommend Heubach Landscape Designs. Meg did a wonderful job on both my front and back yards. Flowers in my yard are always blooming, no matter what time of year. She did a beautiful and creative design on a difficult yard with uneven terrain. She created a lovely entertaining space with built in seating. Now I have the prettiest yard in the neighborhood and I get lots of compliments from friends and neighbors. Meg also did a great job of designing a project that could be accomplished within my budget. She worked with me to create a design with functionality that that matches my interests and personality. Meg is extremely professional, detail oriented and completes projects very efficiently.
Kelly Knight - Point Loma, San Diego, CA
We have been tremendously happy with Meg's personalized approach to landscaping. She worked with us in several phases over time and was always sensitive to our budget. Meg consulted with us on everything from simple improvements of previously landscaped areas, to the completed design, layout and hard-scape considerations of our new fireplace and spa area. Our landscaping is BEAUTIFUL and compliments our house and neighborhood. One of Meg's greatest strengths is finding the right plants for your particular soil and micro-climate. She truly cares about YOUR garden, and it's lasting beauty.
Mike and Christy Changaris - Encinitas, CA
Meg Heubach has been a direct, competent, talented, and creative landscape designer. I hired Meg to create a drought resistant front yard and the end result is brilliant. I've had many compliments and interest from friends and neighbors. The result is unique and efficient and we stayed within budget.
Betty Amber - La Jolla, CA
I have worked with Meg on three projects and her work is always outstanding. Not only is she incredibly creative, she really listens to what you want. The most recent project was a complete redesign of all our property. The backyard presented the biggest challenge due to a slope. She initially presented a few different designs which allowed us to envision our space in different ways.. She also gave us books to look through which gave us additional ideas and allowed her to get to know the styles we preferred.
Meg's final design included extensive retaining walls, a multilevel wood deck, a 10 foot custom designed fireline, stone work, a built-in BBQ, a beautiful wood fence and garden lighting. Meg also selected and placed all the trees and plants. She has an extensive knowledge of plants including their exposure and water needs as well as their growth and bloom patterns.
The final design was a multilevel yard that is beautiful as well as highly functional. We get many compliments and it's all due to Meg's amazing vision.
Connie Brick - Encinitas, CA
Meg did an outstanding job in designing the landscape to compliment the style and setting of our home. We have a unique situation in that there is a lot of natural vegetation near our home and Meg selected plants and trees that tied in beautifully with the surrounding area.. Meg is a pleasure to work with and is very knowledgeable about all types of vegetation and truly cares about working with you to establish the look you want. She also was very careful to research and select plants that were "rabbit tolerant" as we have an abundance of hungry rabbits around. Our landscaping has grown in beautifully and we are very pleased with the overall look that Meg designed and would recommend her in a minute.
Lisa Grosse - Carlsbad, CA
I highly recommend Meg Heubach of Heubach Landscape Design. Meg completely re-designed our half acre residential yard and turned it into a "wow".
Initially Meg created our landscape design plans. She had a number of challenges and unique requirements to work around. There were elevation changes and we had to modify and extend existing flagstone patio and entry areas. We incorporated an RV area, changed the entry and she created a unique patio seating and fire pit area. I am thrilled with the final plan.
When I had problems with the landscape contractor I hired, Meg went above and beyond and stepped in to help me complete the project. She consulted and advised me as I took over as the general contractor. The project was extensive and included softscape, hardscape, fencing, drainage, grading and underground utilities.
Meg did an excellent job with plant selection. The project included an extensive plant list and each plant had to be checked for allergy content. She selected and hand picked everything that was installed and ordered them from a variety of sources to assure the best quality and price. Meg personally placed all the plants so there was no confusion with the installer and it came out exactly as she wanted.
Meg has stayed in touch since the completion to make sure I am completely satisfied and everything is working well.. She sends reminders to fertilize and prune and to make sure her creation is maintained. Meg has an enormous commitment to customer service and I recommend her without reservation.
Carol Pearson - Carlsbad, CA
Meg looked at my patio yard (a disaster) and immediately had a vision of what it could be. She listened to my preferences, created a plan, and oversaw the transformation of my yard into an aesthetic wonderland.
Plant selection in my coastal, shady patio area was key. Almost two years later, everything is flourishing. My ugly stucco wall is hidden by lush landscaping and, best of all, I can maintain everything myself. I get to enjoy the area for the first time in years.
Meg's price was very fair. She was very responsive in all my dealings with her. Her project execution, and that of her contractor, was on time and within budget. What more can you ask for? I recommend Meg Heubach to anyone needing a yard "facelift."
Sharon Province - La Jolla, CA
Meg's design strength lies in her creativity, open mindedness and her capacity for hard work. She immersed herself in the project and displays an obvious passion for making beautiful spaces. She remaining highly involved during the work phase and provided excellent follow up and trouble shooting as needed.
Karen Tipler MD - Carmel Valley, CA
We hired Meg Heubach to redesign the landscape/ hardscape for our backyard. Prior to Meg, we had hired 2 other designers that did not provide us with satisfactory plans for this job. We were so glad we persisted and found this talented, caring and devoted professional! Finally someone came up with an innovative and functional plan the implementation which actually cost us close to what we wanted to spend. We love being in our yard now! It turned out better than we had ever anticipated. In fact, we were so pleased with Meg, that we hired her shortly thereafter to revamp our front and were equally as pleased! She is also a pleasure to work with. We would not hesitate to recommend her and have already done so to several friends.
Brenda and Mark Mann - La Jolla, CA
Meg designed my backyard in 2008. I was happy with the result and asked her to design the front yard less than a year later. She was very sensitive to the features that I wanted and to the fact that the budget was limited. What she gave me is designs that are unique and beautiful. Walking up to my front door is like strolling through a park. The curb appeal is stunning. The backyard is small but has lots of personality and is a pleasure to spend time in. I got a huge amount of "bang for the design buck".
Thank you, Meg.
Karen Gibbons - Rancho Penasquitos, CA
Meg Heubach transformed our entire disheveled lot into a California-native, drought-tolerant, unique and absolutely beautiful environment surrounding our home. Her creativity, flexibility, communication skills and straightforward, hard-working nature all combined to make our experience working with Meg positive and enriching from beginning to end. She spent time understanding the particular requirements of our space; listening to our ideas and providing perfect solutions; and trouble-shooting when needed. All of this was done within our budget and time frame. Meg went above and beyond our expectations to find the right plants at the right price, and worked with various vendors to ensure the project was successful. She is truly dedicated to her art, and we have definitely benefited from that. We would, and have, highly recommended Heubach Landscape Design without reservation.
Stacey Eaton - Del Mar, CA