Message from Marilyn

Thank you for stopping by.

As a garden designer, I take great pleasure achieving an integrated environment that will enrich all who come to enjoy it.

I welcome you to look around my website and if you have any questions, please contact me.

- Marilyn Guidroz

Garden Design

Marilyn’s Garden Design is a business dedicated to providing personalized landscape design services for homeowners in Temecula, Murrieta and the surrounding area of Southern California’s Inland Empire and North County San Diego.

Part 1 – Garden Therapy

view-deck(header)Marilyn is most interested in creating environments that nurture and heal the soul. An environment that is in harmony with its climate and that provides a retreat and sanctuary is more than satisfying; it is priceless.

Her goal is to create an environment around your home that will give pleasure to your family, be an enhancement to the community, and add value to your property. Her special gift with designing a garden as an “outdoor room” will make you want to go there and just be.

Imagine the feeling. The shadows are lengthening and the light takes on a softer glow, the stress and hurry of the day starts to drop off and we seek out a moment to unwind, retreat. (read more)

Part 2 – Design Process

garden-planMarilyn has always been fascinated with the process of creating living art; and her extensive knowledge of plant materials along with her artist’s eye allow her to do just that. She is experienced in helping you to establish a direction and visualize your garden.

So, where do you begin?

It is always a good idea to get a pad of paper and a pencil. List all the things that you can think of for your garden. Take into consideration the members of the family, the pets, the activities you enjoy and any other uses for the space. Evaluate your budget and the value of your project. (read more)

Part 3 – Landscape Planning

A master plan will pull the project together with working drawings to show all the details of your landscape design. Homeowners agree that working with a professional landscape designer who understands their needs and personal style is a rewarding experience.

It is commonly known that a well designed landscape improves the esthetics and enhances the value of our homes. Curb appeal sets the tone for visitors and welcomes them in. (read more)

Part 4 – The Practical Design

A good designer will guide you to discover the style and detail of the garden that will be right for you and your home. They will help you to avoid the mistake of over-designing and creating a maintenance problem. The maintenance of a garden requires a balance between our vision and the amount of time we are willing to devote to it.

Most everyone agrees that tending the garden is therapeutic, good for the soul. It is until it isn’t. Constantly working in the garden and rarely sitting still to enjoy it changes things. Now it is no longer fun, but work. Design a garden that is functional as well as practical. Don’t pack too much into it. (read more)

For a professional landscape design
contact Marilyn’s Garden Design.