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Side Yard Remodeling

Experts In the Design & Build of San Diego Homes & Landscapes

These guys were really great, I had them come quote a job where they could have easily made a buck off of me, but instead they told me how I could easily do the project myself and save thousands. Feels rare to come across honesty like that! I would definitely trust this company to do an amazing job. I’ll be calling them for future needs!

House Painting & Exterior Coating

Megan Dougherty

Designs 4 you really did their part , I was impressed from the time I called to schedule an appointment and more impressed when the project manager showed up ! These guys are amazing !

Landscape & Hardscape Design

Kat Abreu

We just completed a backyard remodel with Designs 4 You and are thrilled with the results. The turf is the best quality and looks terrific. Our pavers and border are solid with a concrete underlayment. Sharon, our project manager, really cares about his customers and is willing to get his hands dirty– he planted our shrubs himself! The team was efficient, on time daily, clean, and completed the work as promised.

Landscape & Hardscape Design

Paulina Nelson

The project took about 6 months from landscape design beginnings to yard completion. We had 3400+ cubic feet of cement removed (a huge portion butted up to our house and pool). The precision of pulling that up was amazing. We got to know the workers pretty well since they were here 5 days a week working from 7-4 for 3 months straight.

Landscape & Hardscape Design

Kelley Deriemer

Our Project Manager, Sharon, took all of our ideas into consideration and delivered something beyond even what my wife and I could have imagined. The attention to detail, the speed with which they worked, and the suggestions that they offered to bring our yard to life was incredible. We don’t have much of a backyard due to space, and we wanted a space in our front yard for our son to play. We got flawless concrete and turf work, in addition to beautiful walls, a fence, and a gorgeous Santa Barbara style planter.

Landscape and Hardscape Design 

Preston Roeschlein

Are you ready to transform your side yard?

It's common for the side yard of a home to be underused. We love integrating drought resistant landscaping and hardscaping ideas to the side yards of San Diego homes. Common themes include dog runs with artificial turf, paver walkways and storage sheds, as well as unique installations such as custom mini golf courses.

We proudly partner with the top financing companies to offer competitive rates and plans for a variety of budgets. Get your free estimate scheduled and chat with an expert project manager. Your project manager will help guide you through the whole remodeling process, from design and estimate, to any permits, and the final construction.

Drought Resistant Side Yard Ideas for San Diego Homeowners

As water costs for most homeowners continue to rise in our area, we are seeing more and more people switch to drought resistant landscaping designs. These often include artificial grass, sand, rocks, and native plants whenever possible. Incorporating native plants can reduce water consumption and attract local wildlife. Solar-powered lights are both eco-friendly and cost-effective. With turf installation, it's great to be able to easily and affordably maintain green grass year-round. We also handle hardscaping needs, such as concrete paving and pavers, walkways, walls, planters, and more.


Side Yard Landscaping and Hardscaping: Creating Visual Appeal and Functionality

Your side yard serves as the welcoming mat to your home. Whether you desire a tranquil oasis, a fun entertainment space, or a stunning visual spectacle, the design choices you make, both in landscaping and hardscaping, can transform the curb appeal and functionality of your property.


Hardscaping & Landscaping Side Yards

While landscaping deals with the soft and living elements, hardscaping focuses on the non-living features made of concrete, brick, stone, wood, and other hard materials. Properly integrated hardscaping elements add structure, function, and sophistication.

  1. Walkways & Pathways: Direct traffic and add elegance. From stepping stones to brick paths, the choices are varied.
  2. Retaining Walls in Side Yards. Retaining walls are essential to many San Diego homes, and we often design and build retaining walls in side yards. For sloped side yards, retaining walls can create level spaces for planting and can also act as a decorative feature.
  3. Patios: Even a small front yard can feature a cozy patio space. It's a perfect spot for a couple of chairs and a bistro table.
  4. Water Features: Fountains or ponds in the side yard are eye-catching and create a soothing ambiance.
  5. Lighting: Illuminate pathways, highlight trees, or create ambiance with varied lighting options.


Integrating Landscaping and Hardscaping into San Diego Side Yards

A balanced integration of both landscaping and hardscaping creates a cohesive design. Enjoy these free tips:

  • Use hardscape features to create boundaries or delineate different sections of the yard.
  • Soften the look of retaining walls or pathways by flanking them with shrubs or trailing plants.
  • Place plant beds in strategic places around hardscape features to bring warmth and softness.
  • Choose materials and colors that complement the exterior of your home.
  • Permeable pavers for driveways or pathways allow water to seep through, reducing runoff.

We offer a wide variety of designs, materials, as well as flexible payment plans and financing for many different budgets and homes. Give us a call today at (858) 939-9998 to schedule your free quote.

You may also be interested in our backyard and front yard landscape remodeling.


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