Leah Drake & Associates - landscape design studio

PHILOSOPHY
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

We strive to provide value. One of the functions of a good design is to achieve the most value from a site. We do this by acting as an advocate for our clients, helping them to stay within a chosen budget for overall landscape installation.  We will provide an innovative design that will allow your landscape project to be implemented with quality craftsmanship and within budget. 
We also increase value for our clients by designing with nature in mind.  We offer creative designs that are low impact and low maintenance, with a high interest for our local resources (water, energy, air, soil health) and wildlife, such as beneficial insects and birds.  We work with specialists in Water Conservation, and can help you save water and money by implementing a rainwater or graywater system.  Whatever your tastes, we will  achieve a beautiful landscape that will reduce your water bill, your footprint, and overall maintenance costs. 

ARTFUL OUTDOOR SPACES:
From Outdoor Living Rooms, Kitchens and Seating Areas to Fireplaces, Relaxing Spas and Water features, our custom outdoor spaces reflect the architecture of your home or business, with unique, creative, one of a kind style.  We design to fit our clients' needs, with comfortable and easy to maintain furnishings and beautiful features.  We contract with local artists to provide sculpture, art and other specialty items when desired.

INTELLIGENT SITE PLANNING:
Our team recognizes the unique "spirit of place" of each site, and works with existing and complex relationships among its living habitats and natural resources.  We educate and consult with our various clients to achieve the most desirable outcome, while leaving the smallest footprint.  We are experienced with native and drought tolerant plants, local ecology, sustainable materials and best resource management practices,  from small to large sites.

RESOURCE CONSERVATION:
Storm water management is a top priority in our overall design approach. We try to keep most of the rainfall on site to replenish the aquifer, using the best storm management practices set forth by LID and other known methods, using natural bioswales, retention areas, and the like.  To decrease the use of potable water sources, our team of specialists can engineer a rainwater collection or graywater system to utilize for landscape irrigation, or for  non-potable uses inside the home or office. 
We are aware of energy consumption in the landscape, and practice conservation when it comes to using local materials, LED lighting, solar, and recycled water when appropriate.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.


Location:
51 University Avenue, Suite i
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10AM - 6PM
Sat: 10AM - 5PM
Sun: Closed










 
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