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I purchased a home that was only 2 years old and the original owner never landscaped amor hardscape the backyard. With a clean slate (except for all the weeds) Danah from Madrone Landscapes designed the backyard we dreamed about. She walked the property with us as we explained how we planned to use the space. The Team led by Roma put down three patios of pavers, a large DG walkway and area for our future raised beds and planted trees and plants around the dry creek they designed and built. They were excellent to work with, very detailed and orderly keeping us informed at every step of the way. I would recommend them again and will use them again when needed o add on to my backyard oasis.


We felt like it was time to remove our lawn and replace it with more drought tolerant landscape, but wanted a plan that would reflect our lifestyle. From the first meeting with the designers we were sold! Danah and Val were unbelievable – they listened to what we wanted and came up with a design that suits our family perfectly. They worked with us to choose drought tolerant and deer resistant plants, and designed a beautiful patio. We couldn’t be happier! When Romy, the project manager met with us, we were delighted with his work ethic, knowledge and professional manner. The crew was tireless, the hardest workers ever! The end result is going to be stunning! We would highly encourage anyone considering a landscape project to meet with Madrone. We couldn’t be happier!!


We started with a steep, blank slate when Madrone came on board. The design team put together a fabulous design from our pretty scattered vision. The install team were beyond professional and nothing short of amazing to work with. Our project was beyond complicated and challenging and they knocked this project out of the park!


We hired Madrone Landscapes to do both low maintenance, drought tolerant planting and hardscaping in our back yard.
We were impressed with their organization and professionalism from start to finish. Our designer, Danah and estimator, Val Listened to everything we said we wanted and then worked with us through several revisions until we had a wonderful plan that suited both our budget and our vision. And, we loved that Danah was in our yard bright and early on planting day to make sure that each plant was in the perfect spot.

Ryan, our project manager and his crew were amazing. They were on time, tidy, efficient, knowledgeable and super patient with us when we interrupted their work to ask questions. It was a weed ridden back yard and now it’s an enjoyable outdoor space.


We were newcomers to this area and contacted Madrone Landscapes to give us a landscaping plan and an estimate for our new home. We liked their suggestions very much. The project was commenced and within three (3) weeks the job was completed. They did a professional and excellent job of planning and planting plants appropriate for this climate and environment. AND their selection of plants are very beautiful. We could not have asked for a more beautiful yard. We get a lot of compliments from all the neighbors and passersby.


We have had Madrone Landscapes do a second project for us, redesigning our backyard to include more hardscape and drought resistant plants. They worked with us and yielded a design that fit both our desires and budget. The crew was efficient, respectful of our privacy, and courteous. The end results were excellent. This is our second project, and we would highly recommend them. Its owner, Rick Matthews, makes this company run very well.


From the first design consultation to final day of installation the team at Madrone was the best! Everyone was professional, thoughtful and thorough. We love our new landscape and cant wait to enjoy it over the years!


We are very happy with our backyard remodel, designed by Madrone Landscapes. They listened to what we wanted, and made lots of great suggestions. We put in new irrigation and lighting, as well as plants, fruit trees and decorative trees. We also gave a face lift to an old waterfall and pond. The work was done a year ago, and the yard looks great! We also have plans drawn up for the future, in case we want to extend the patio and build an outdoor kitchen. I would recommend Madrone Landscapes to anyone considering a yard remodel.


We had a fantastic experience working with your company. Everyone was very professional, courteous and on task. The project is beautiful and we love it. In fact, we have had wonderful comments and letters from neighbors, many of which we don’t even know! Everyone worked quickly and efficiently and were very nice. They were even nice to my children and my dog! They also cleaned up every day.

Madrone also worked with the pool guys schedule and they came up with an aesthetically pleasing design for the pool and surrounding landscape. When it was time to execute, demo, and rebuild the guys were great! Ian was our project manager and he did a great job with his crew. The guys worked so hard through a lot sun and a few days of rain and kept to a schedule. They were really courteous and understanding of our time and our comings and goings. We trusted them implicitly and were very happy with their professionalism. As promised they said they would be done by Jan. 1, 2015 and other than a few final tweaks, they pulled away on Dec. 31st. We HIGHLY recommend Madrone Landscapes. Our yard is stunning and we couldn’t be happier with the results!

-Erin and Dave

This is Amy from Collaboration.  I wanted to write you a note to tell you how fantastic my experience working with Madrone has been.  We bought our house almost 5 years ago and the irrigation and landscaping is fairly old and tired.  I have had quite a few issues with the sprinklers and never had much luck getting them reliably fixed.  We had to replace our water main last year which meant cutting most of the existing lines.  I tried several times to get it fixed with a recommendation from my plumber and the guy came once and kept putting the job off after he said he could do it.   

From the time I called Madrone, I received nothing but amazing service, perfect follow through and communication.  Taylor quoted the job, put me on the calendar and finished the job as promised.  I am just so pleased and will recommend you guys in a heartbeat.  I know my job was fairly small but when we are ready to update our landscaping I will be calling again.


Ramiro did a FANTASTIC job – thank you for his great work!


I am again amazed at the quality of Romy’s work, the water feature looks great, no leaks at all, and the upper patio is much nicer. We’re really glad we decided to replace the DG, well worth it. The new bridge will be beautiful, a significant improvement. As always, we are extremely happy the work you and your company have done for us! Thank you!!”


We had been planning to remodel our back yard for some time and had a rough idea of what we wanted done. We had discussed the options with a number of companies but were not impressed. When we met with Daniel, the landscape designer at Madrone, he took our rough ideas and developed a stunning, beautiful design. We were already working with Madrone for the maintenance of our property, liked the team, and wanted to work with them to implement the design. We were very glad we did. They started when they said they would and we were amazed at how much they were able to do each day. It was fun to watch the progress and see the design come to life. While the whole team was great, we particularly enjoyed working with Romy,. We were very impressed with his attitude, competence and productivity. Taylor and his team have continued to do a great job maintaining our property, for considerably less than the company we had used previously. We highly recommend Madrone Landscapes’ team, for design, construction and maintenance.

 -Fred and Susan

Madrone Landscape took an otherwise bare and uninteresting area and turned it into a spectacular outdoor living space. We’ve had so many compliments about the design, and we couldn’t be happier.

From design to implementation right through until the last plant went in the ground, they were responsive to all our questions and concerns, going the extra mile to make sure everything turned out just as we had hoped. We’re looking forward to working with them again when we do additional landscaping.”

-Paul and Paula

Our home was destroyed in a fire. Upon completion of the new home, we were referred to Madrone Landscape by friends of ours that recently had their yard done. We wanted to get away from the huge amount of lawn we had, to a low maintenance, low water demand design.

The Madrone designers came up with the exact look we wanted, perennial Mediterranean grasses with color.

Our landscape has won several awards, and is used extensively by our local water district as an example of what can be accomplished while conserving water.

The Madrone Landscape employees were always polite, professional, and willing to do what ever it took to make us happy.

Here’s an illustration of that integrity: A couple months after our project was completed, I noticed a deer nibbling on one of the new plants on the bank in our backyard. As the buck raised his head up, his antlers hooked the drip line.

As you can imagine, the buck started to freak out and ran. Before he could get himself un-tangled from the drip line, he had ripped out hundreds of feet of line!! I called Madrone, and told them what happened, and they said not to worry about it, they will send a crew over to fix it. They were there the next day, and put it all back together. At NO CHARGE.

I can’t say enough good things about the folks at Madrone Landscapes.

 -Brian and Anita

Thank you again for the GREAT job you did on our backyard/pond area.

We love it!! And it’s just what we wanted. Everything is fine and the plants are already growing. We’ve gotten so many nice comments from family and friends.

-Don and Janis

When we built a new house in Templeton, Madrone built the hardscape and planted the yard our architect designed, and has continued to maintain it. They have done an outstanding job, beginning with the artistic placement of boulders and the graceful arrangement of lighting.

The garden has been growing in for about 6 months now (since spring of 2013), and it has been a continuing pleasure to see the succession of beautiful colors and the gradual filling in of beds. The few unsuccessful plants have been quickly replaced, and maintenance has been sensitive in making adjustments. We find the staff invariably responsive, knowledgeable, and generous with their time and advice. With Madrone’s help, we have also recently installed a rainwater catchment system.”

-Paul and Sonja