Landscape Construction & Management

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Our landscape maintenance services are available to property owners in Marin and Sonoma counties. Without proper maintenance, your landscape can become an eyesore for the neighborhood.


We provide one-time beautification, general cleanup services, hauling, lawn renovation, aeration, dethatching, and regular landscape maintenance programs to sustain the beauty of your property and investment throughout the year.

Maintenance Service

At our company, we consider landscape maintenance to be an art and a science. Using the proper tools, materials, and knowledge, our landscaping crews are trained to perform lawn care, irrigation, and other services such as outdoor lighting to keep your landscape healthy.


Here are some of the services that are provided under our commercial and residential maintenance program:

  • Lawn (Mowing, Fertilizing, and Aerating)
  • Hedges (Maintaining a Clean Edge)
  • Weed Control
  • Basic Pruning (Extra Charges Will Be Applied for Excessive Pruning)
  • General Cleanup of the Premises (Leaf Blowing And Removal Of Debris)

Extra Fees

  • Extra charges: hourly rate will be charged accordingly and may be subject to change
  • Planting and replacement of plants and shrubs (material and labor will be charged accordingly)
  • Hauling (including excessive debris removal)
  • Fertilizer (lawn and plants): usually applied in early spring, early summer, and fall

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Commercial Maintenance

Our commercial landscape maintenance clients are composed of a wide range of service types, from retail shopping centers to large corporate sites and government contracts in Marin and Sonoma counties. Each property requires a customized maintenance program to provide the level of care needed. 


From once a week visits to a full-time maintenance crew on-site, we ensure that your commercial landscape is preserved. To guarantee quality control for all of our projects, we establish frequent communication with a landscape maintenance project manager. 


All equipment, trucks, tools, and labor crews are available upon the start of each commercial landscape maintenance job. Our vehicles are clean and well-marked, and our staff is professional and in uniform.

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Residential Maintenance

We offer residential landscape maintenance programs to meet the needs of homeowners in Marin and Sonoma counties. These range from weekly service to seasonal cleanups. We suggest a weekly program for properties with frequent litter problems, trimming and pruning requirements, irrigation repair, weed control, plant replacement, and repeated mowing/edging/blowing. 


For smaller properties, bi-monthly or monthly programs are also available. Our experienced supervisors oversee your grounds with regular visits, careful inspections, and the most advanced equipment available to keep your landscape looking luxurious.


We communicate with you on issues concerning the maintenance of your residential landscape. Our highly trained arborists are available for tree care and consultation. Irrigation specialists are also available to inspect your irrigation system and provide repairs or upgrades.

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Tree Services

LE JARDINIER provides a full range of tree services. These include tree care, pruning, fertilization, planting, installation, removal, and consultation. Trees are the largest plants for your landscapes, requiring the proper maintenance to ensure that they remain healthy. We care for your trees properly to ensure healthy growth and years of lasting enjoyment.

Certified Arborists

We work with a trained team of certified arborists and tree specialists who can recommend the best course of action for all your trees. Here are some of the many tree services we provide:

  • Tree Pruning
  • Tree Planting
  • Tree Removal
  • Transplants
  • Disease Care
  • Tree Maintenance
  • Tree Consultations

Our team offers expert opinions concerning your trees. We have the equipment and the knowledge to analyze diseases, pests, and other tree issues. Detailed reports, including chances of survival and treatment options for distressed trees, help you make informed decisions. Tree maintenance programs are also available

Landscape Construction

Landscape Installation Services

We install custom landscapes in Marin and Sonoma counties. From the proper installation of plants to the construction of patios, walkways, and water features, we design and install a wide range of landscape elements for your home or business. Whether you want a desert-themed landscape or your own tropical oasis, we will install everything needed.


LE JARDINIER provides award-winning landscape installation services in Marin and Sonoma counties. Our landscape designers and professional installation team will work with you to plan and install an outdoor space that complements your lifestyle and fits your budget. We can transform any size property into a luxurious and beautiful scenery.

Residential Landscape Installations

 We offer several landscape installation options for residential property owners in Marin and Sonoma counties. Contracts are scheduled to meet your time frame cooperatively. We work within your budget to install a landscape that fits your lifestyle and increases the value of your home.

Commercial Landscape Installations

You can rely on us to install anything from basic foundation plants to the entire landscape. In fact, we have worked with many commercial landscapes in Marin and Sonoma counties, where property owners often have a specific idea or theme they want to incorporate into the space. Special areas such as patios, driveways, parking lots or walkways that accommodate desirable views can be installed.


We can bid and work from your own landscape architect's plans or design a custom plan for your project. Our use of plants and attention to detail will ensure that the gardening around your office or business is installed professionally and properly. 

Design

Landscape Design Services

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At our company, we design custom landscapes, softscapes, hardscapes, xeriscapes (desert-themed landscape), and all types of landscaping in Marin and Sonoma counties. Our landscape designers are some of the most versatile, creative, and knowledgeable people in the industry. We specialize in elegant, functional landscaping that blends the natural beauty of the Northwest with the architecture of your home or business.


Our professional landscape design service offers solutions for all your custom landscaping needs. We render our layouts in full color, using state-of-the-art tools. We design blueprints, elevation views, and layered landscape plans that can be easily interpreted and installed by most professional landscapers.

Custom Landscape Designs for Northern California

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Our landscape designs are tailored for Northern California. Our services range from designing foundation plants, such as trees, palms, shrubs, lawns, and flowering plants, to the design of the entire site. We also draft and install various features, including the following: 

  • Built-In BBQs
  • Curbing
  • Faux Stone
  • Flagstone
  • Outdoor Illumination
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Outdoor Rooms
  • Patios
  • Retaining Walls
  • Seating Areas
  • Walkways
  • Water Features

 Professional landscape design and planning will increase the aesthetic value of your property, add to its usability, and decrease energy and water costs. A well-designed and properly installed landscape will provide years of enjoyment and increased property value. 

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Lawn Renovation

Many lawns deteriorate from poor maintenance, inadequate drainage, heavy traffic, pest problems, weed invasions, or simply because the wrong grass species were planted.


Where lawn quality is unacceptable, renovation may be necessary. Renovation involves planting grass seeds into an existing lawn area, often adding new grass varieties to repair the damage or increase tolerance to drought, shade, or wear.


Renovation usually isn’t necessary until approximately 20-25% of the lawn is bare or covered with weeds. Restoration alone will not be sufficient if problems are too severe. Starting a new garden may be the best option where removal of the existing turf, tilling, adding topsoil, and changing the soil grade are needed. The following conditions may warrant starting over:

  • Excessively compacted soil
  • Greater than 50% weeds or bare soil
  • A thatch problem that isn’t corrected by renovation efforts


You should consider renovation if any of the following conditions exist in your lawn: 

  • Approximately 20-40% of the grass is dead or has very sparse growth. This may be due to a variety of factors such as low soil fertility, drought and heat, insect damage, poor mowing practices, disease, moderate soil compaction, or increasing shade and competition from growing trees.
  • The lawn is soft and spongy when walking across it and responds poorly to regular watering and fertilizer applications. This condition usually indicates excessive thatch (greater than 1/2 inch). Thatch is a layer of partially decomposed grass stems, roots, and rhizomes (not leaves) at the soil surface but below the green vegetation.
  • Broad-leaved weeds such as dandelion, plantain, and knotweed or grassy weeds such as crabgrass cover about 20-40% of the lawn area.

Dethatching

What is Thatch

Thatch is the layer of living and dead stems, roots, stolons, and rhizomes between the green blades of grass and the soil surface. A thin layer of this (less than 1/2 inch thick) can be beneficial to the lawn because it helps to limit weed germination, reduce water evaporation, and protect from frost damage.
 
However, thick thatch layers can prevent water, air, and nutrients from penetrating the soil, causing reduced root growth and increased potential for drought stress. Thatch also favors fungal growth and can harbor insect pests.
 
Some turfgrass species, such as tall fescue and perennial ryegrass, do not produce much thatch. Other turfgrass species, such as bermudagrass, bentgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass, have creeping growth habits and rapidly build thick thatch layers.

Timing

If your yard has a bouncy feel to it when you walk on it, thatch is probably building up. As a general rule, you should plan to dethatch your lawn when the thickness of the thatch is more than 1/2 inch deep. To determine the thickness, remove a small square of your lawn to a depth of about 3 inches and measure the brown layer between the grass blades and the soil surface.
 
For both cool and warm-season varieties of grass, the best time to dethatch is mid-to-late spring or early fall. During this time, when the turf is actively growing, the grass will quickly recover from injury.

Frequency

The rate of thatch removal depends upon how fast the thatch layer builds. Lawns that are overwatered, over-fertilized, or growing on heavy clay soils may accumulate thatch quickly.
 
Turfgrass species is also a factor; grasses such as bermudagrass, bentgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass build a thick thatch layer over several months and may need to be dethatched yearly. Grasses such as tall fescue and perennial ryegrass do not produce much thatch and may not need to be dethatched more than every few years.

Aeration

Soil Compaction

Heavy clay soils or soils with heavy foot or equipment traffic often become compacted over time. Soil particles are pressed close together, restricting the movement of oxygen, nutrients, and water to the lawn. As a result, the turfgrass grows slowly and poorly. Turfgrass grown in compacted soils soon become susceptible to drought, disease, and insect damage.

How to Alleviate Soil Compaction

Aerating the soil removes small cores of soil from the lawn, allowing air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the ground.

Timing

In general, if you see areas damaged from too much traffic or if water puddles on your lawn or runs off without soaking in, your soil may be compacted and you need to aerate your lawn. Aerify your soil during the spring when grasses are actively growing. Avoid aerifying during the summer months when high temperatures may be detrimental to gardens. 

Frequency

The frequency of aeration depends on soil type, how the turf grass is used, and its expected appearance. Heavy clay soils need to be aerated a couple of times a year while sandy soils may only need aeration once a year. Lawns with very high traffic may need to be aerated several times a year. For lawns with little or no activity, aeration may not be needed.