Torrey Pines Landscape Company

Torrey Pines Landscape Company
As featured in Ranch & Coast Magazine ( design by )

Friday, June 25, 2010

As a San Diego landscape design company, we know the San Diego area and create the unique outdoor environment you deserve.Torrey Pines Landscape Company can bring your dreams to life. Whether a small cottage, or a large estate, we can make your idea a reality. We have the creativity and experience to bring your own special retreat to life.We specialize in custom installations, excelling in projects that require our detailed quality craftsmanship.We are an eclectic team of veteran landscape construction and maintenance professionals dedicated to the achievement of your highest expectations.

Specialties include:
Creative Landscape Planning and Installation
Automatic Irrigation / Drip Systems
Patios of Brick, Stone, Tile or Concrete
Outdoor Fireplaces and Cooking Areas
Masonry Walls and Garden Planters
Wooden Patio Covers
Trellises, Arbors and Gazebos
Waterfalls, Fountains, Ponds and Bridges
Benches and Garden Built-ins
Landscape Lighting
Landscape Maintenance
Water-Wise Tips

Pages: Services

DRAINAGE Without good positive drainage, plant roots rot, house foundations suffer, mold and moss grow instead of desired plantings and the garden is always a muddy mess to walk through. There are two types of drainage- surface and subterranean. We have had some sites where we have had to install large underground French drains that pick up waters moving horizontally through the soils like underground rivers. Most of the time in San Diego, surface drains are enough, but if there are the telltale signs of subterranean water, then we can help solve these challenges as well.
SOIL PREPARATION A garden with good soil preparation is like a home built on a good strong foundation. If the soil preparation is done thoroughly and properly, a new garden will mature quickly and stay healthy for years to come with a lot less watering, fertilizing and work on your part. Most of San Diego soils are ancient ocean floor strata that haven't seen the light of day for millions of years until some builder came along with a bulldozer. What this means is usually a high salt content and a definitive lack of organic materials. We perform an onsite soil analysis which checks the texture and Ph of the soil. After this is done, we doggedly till the proper amendments into the soil. This usually involves electric jackhammers and small bobcats with teeth. Some of the amendments that we use are: organic natural compost, peat moss, bone and blood meal, time released fertilizers, organic fertilizers and gypsum for clay soils.
CONTROL OF THE WATER Applying the right amount of water to the plant material at the right time is at the heart of our arid climate challenge. With little rain and using drought tolerant plants that will rot easily if over-watered, we have a delicate situation. Each part of your garden has a small but important micro climate. A shady northern side of a home is cooler than south or west side. What we do is divide the garden according to its microclimates and water each area with a separate circuit of irrigation. For example: we might water that shady north side every 4th day in the summer and water the southern side every other day. We also divide the circuits or valves in the irrigation by the types of plants. A citrus orchard will need to be watered weekly where as a shade garden of azaleas or camellias might need water every other day in the summer.

Pages: Design Process
Our Landscape Design Process
•Initial on site interview and discussions (no charge) •Enter into design agreement (refundable) •Measure site and take digital pictures •Prepare an Autocad landscape plan and itemized estimate •Present landscape design plan and estimate to client •Make revisions if necessary •Enter into written agreement and schedule •Commence work •Complete masonry and Hardscape (all done in house) •Complete Plantings and Softscape (all done in house) •Complete work and issue warranteesArea of Service Throughout San Diego
Our trucks and crews are seen all over San Diego, including La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Coronado, Encinitas, Mission Hills and the greater San Diego Area. We have occasionally done larger landscape design and maintenance projects out of these areas.
Pages: FAQs
Mission Statement
Creatively solve the outdoor landscaping challenges and needs of our clients. Provide the vision for turning our client’s landscaping ideas into clear and beautiful reality. To build a business on a reputation that every job is a “reference” no matter how big or small. Establish long term relationships with our clients and watch their gardens grow to both of our expectations year after year. Provide a courteous and flexible attitude of service in all matters. Earn an honest and fair profit as a result of these principals.
Is Torrey Pines Landscape licensed? Yes, since 1983.
How long have you been in the landscaping business? Since 1973.
How long have you been in San Diego, CA? All the management grew up in San Diego.
What training do you have? We have management members with everything from High School Diplomas to Masters in Biology. Most of our foremen have been with us for many years. What we do all have is a passion for this business.
Have you ever been sued by a client? No.
Have you ever had a claim against your license? Never.
Is Torrey Pines Landscape insured? Yes. We carry two million dollars of liability insurance and workman’s compensation insurance.
What is the smallest project you will work on? Ten Thousand Dollars for installation. Five Hundred Dollars per month for maintenance.
Will you provide me with references?Yes. We usually try to match references with your type of project, however, you are welcome to talk to any of our old clients or any of the clients for whom we are currently working. You are also invited to visit our job sites.
Pages: About
Torrey Pines Landscape Company was first licensed in 1983 by Harry Thompson, a professional landscape designer native of San Diego, California. Since then through a dedication to customer service and integrity of workmanship, the company has grown to become one of the top custom landscape design companies in San Diego, CA. With over thirty five employees and over 35 years in the landscape design and maintenance business, the management at Torrey Pines Landscape is well trained and experienced.
Area of Service Throughout San Diego
Our trucks and crews are seen all over San Diego, including La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Coronado, Encinitas, Mission Hills and the greater San Diego Area. We have occasionally done larger landscape design and maintenance projects out of these areas.
Our areas of expertise include the following:
Landscape Design . Installation . Maintenance . Irrigation . Lighting . Fountains . Decks . Patios . BBQ . Firepits
Contact: Contact
Our Promise to You
Whether you have a small cottage or a large estate, whether you are an old garden vet or this is your first home, we will do whatever it takes to make sure you are happy with our work.
Phone: 858. 454. 1433

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