Landscaping Testimonials

California Smartscape brought our imagination to reality all within our budget and time request. Our Modern/Contemporary space came out exactly how we pictured it. Despite the COVID19 setbacks, they pushed through on time and very professionally. The project manager (Leo) paid great attention to detail and made sure we were satisfied all the way through. Great company!
Natalie GS
When I saw the vision Shayna the designer at California Smartscape had, I had to make it into my backyard paradise. Sal, Rafa and the team were thorough and dedicated in making the vision a reality. I will enjoy this backyard for years to come! The last day, a house inspector was over and he noted how clean they worked and what a quality job they had done. He asked them for their business card so he could refer them business. He is somebody who would know and probably the greatest recommendation right there!
Anita L
The process was great. Working with Nick was easy and he adjusted our design within our budget without compromising aesthetics. Our construction project manager (Leo) made this entire process much easier. A few items had to be addressed and adjusted and Leo was professional, thorough and direct. We love our new backyard.
Dena H
Andrew's design was beautiful and he was a pleasure to work with. Alvaro and his crew were excellent, very professional, knowledgeable, and respectful.
Pam G.
These guys are fantastic and professional with your landscaping projects! Had them transform our backyard completely with full control on choices of plants, stonework, pavers, and it all came together beautifully! They do such a great job listening to your needs and making sure the final result is just what you were wanting. High recommend them for anyone's landscaping needs!
David D.
Very easy to work with and the results fulfilled our dreams. We did a remodel of a large backyard and worked with Andrew who did the design, including Plants, Palms, paver walkways, paver retaining wall, bbq island modernization, and more. Leo and his crew worked through summer heat and finished the job on time. What more could anyone ask for?
Mike K.
The insight that Jesse provided in the design of the project went beyond our expectations. Alvaro and his team treated us with the utmost respect and were incredibly professional through the entire build out. Unlike other contractors in the past, his team took the time daily to clean up the site which I appreciated. In the end, the finished product reflected exactly what was shown to us in their architectural 3D renderings. I highly recommend California Smartscape if you are looking to enhance or build the outdoor space of your dreams. Thanks so much you guys!
Michael G.
My husband and I are thrilled with our new backyard! From the beginning Andrew understood our needs and worked on a design that would give us more usable space for our family gatherings. Andrew is jus wonderful to work with! He is attentive to your needs and concerns and has an incredible vision for hardscape design and landscape. Once the design was done, they had to demolish existing cement and level our whole backyard to have more usable space. They installed pavers, lighting, gas lines for our fire pit and grill and landscape. It all came together even better than we ever imagined! The whole team was led by our project manager, Alvaro, who is a pleasure to work with. Every worker that was brought in was professional, punctual, and tidied up before they left for the day. Alvaro was always responsive and accommodating with the changes that we thought needed to be done along the way and still the project was completed on time and within the budget. We wish we could give more than 5 stars and cannot recommend this company enough! Hiring California Smartscape was the best decision we could have made and one we will enjoy for many years to come!!
Miriam B.
One of the best home construction experiences I have ever had...and believe me when I say that I have had enough bad ones to know the difference!
Patrick M.
Andrew the designer was terrific! Very considerate, creative and responsive; he gave us a design we loved, and the project was done on time as promised. Leon was great and his crew was really professional.
John L.
Best in the business they are one of the best pool builders in san Diego County Leo is the best project manager
Robert H.
Enjoyed the whole process with California Smartscapes from start to finish! Jesse was a great design expert and nailed the clean look we were hoping for. Our crew was led by Alvaro and he was the best! Super hands on and there everyday to make sure the work was done correctly. We are so happy we went with them and LOVE our backyard paradise:)
Chris K.
Cal Smartscape did a fantastic job on my backyard remodel. Richard the owner was attentive and responsive, but even more impressive were the guys in the field. When we started the project the project manager, Al, told me he had his best crew available. I had a time crunch to finish my job, and Al did not disappoint. These guys worked their butts off and worked fast!! They finished the 4 week project in just over 2 weeks and didn’t miss any detail. They did everything the right way, didn’t cut corners, and Al was very responsive throughout the process. Their pricing was fair and I’d absolutely recommend working with Cal Smartscape, Richard, Al and his awesome crew. Thanks for transforming my yard into a usable space!
Kevin P.
CS was attentive and suggestive to my goals for the property, listened intently, created 2D rendering of the project concept all at no initial cost to me. Had owner, Richard and designer Samantha actively engaged in making my plans for the project not only appropriate for the property but also worked aggressively to control the budgetary requirements. Compared to the 2 other designers I was evaluating, it was an impressive beginning. Project delivery, given the hurdles that we had to jump through, was amazing. Project Supervisor, Leo, was attentive to my desire to make changes on the fly as we laid out the project and was good to communicate and discuss the additional cost for change orders. The professionalism of the crews and attention to details was a very positive experience. Even up to the day of the final walk through. Having been through a massive landscape remodel of this kind only once before (not same in scope) I was impressed with their ability to manage all aspects of it's complexity. I could not speak more highly of CA Smartscape and their team. Would hire them again without question!
John H.
We used California SmartScape for both the design of our project, partnering with our HOA/Landscape Architectural review committee and for the construction of the project. In every aspect of the engagement, this team was professional, responsive, high quality and on top of things. Jesse York was our landscape designer. We LOVED Jesse's eye for detail and thoroughness. He has has a lot of experience in projects around our home so he know what the fire department and HOA asks would be. That made our task much easier. Jesse is also very amenable to feedback and partners amazingly well with homeowners. He really listened to our asks and ensured he incorporated everything on our wishlist and in a manner that fit our budget and wishlist. Jesse worked with us every step of the way and really ensured that we were comfortable spending the $$ allocated and directed our money spend in the best value for the buck. LOVED working with Jesse! Leo was the project manager on the construction end. Leo is an ALL Star across the board. He is extremely personable, is very familiar with the project, ensures the project proceeds at a great pace, is a strong partner on changes if any, gives great advice on where to spend $$ and is very familiar with construction codes, needs of his team, aligns every step in the most efficient way possible. In our case, we'd picked another company to do our pool construction and Leo partnered with the pool project manager to ensure communication channels were clear and handoffs were smooth. Leo was such a DREAM to work with. Overall, this was the largest scale project we have taken on and California SmartScape made it easy for us every step of the way. LOVE the work and the end results, love the people who worked on the project, ALL STARS all the way!
Rashmi C.
I can’t say enough good things about this company! Everyone, including Andrew, Al, and Carlos were very friendly, communicative and they finished the project ahead of schedule. They provided great suggestions and were very attentive to detail. I am very happy with the design and construction process. It turned out great and have been living in our backyard!
Carly G.
Upon completing a new house, my husband and I had to have our backyard completely done. We had decided on California Smartscape for many reasons. They were professional, honest, knowledgeable, courteous and knew how to stay in our budget with great suggestions. The overall process was easy and they had completed our yard earlier than expected. The entire team from start to finish were tremendous. We absolutely love our backyard and would highly recommend them.
Amber W.
California Smartscape continues to amaze me on the quality of their work, prices, creative design and speed in which they complete the projects.
Tim C.
I love CaliforniaSmartScape! Right form the first meeting with the designer to the last meeting with project manager, everyone was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. A Pleasure to work with.... My finished yard is the envy of the neighborhood. - Treadway
Ashton M.
The team at California SmartScape is amazing! We could not be more thrilled with how our patio, pergola, and grill area turned out. Andrew and Sal had great ideas for perfecting the design, materials, and layout of our space. They finished the project on their exact projected timeline. The workmanship was excellent. We are so grateful for their ideas throughout the process - many details they suggested have dramatically enhanced the utility of the space (e.g., adding a water filter to the sink, choosing a larger fridge). We highly recommend California SmartScape!
Joanna K.
We used Ca Smartscapes to landscape our back and front yards. We were new construction so we’re working with a large dirt lot. Andrew was awesome to work with on design, goals, and budgets. They required no up front payment unless you loved the design they built and wanted to use them to do the work— took all the pressure off until we designed a solution that we loved. We met with many other landscapers and this was not the case at all. They even had us into the studio to do the whole HGTV experience of visualizing out backyard in 3D. When the work started they had a top notch team with a great project manager (we had Leo)- stayed exactly on budget and within the proposed timeframe. Would gladly work with them again and again.
Lauren R.
We had a blank slate at our new house and California Smartscape showed us what we could do with it. The sales presentation and 3D renderings were all done without having to make a dollar commitment which we really appreciated: they took the time to earn our business. After we signed the contract we had a few minor delays due to city permits but once the guys got started they really came through - just like the owner promised us. It just 3 short weeks we went from a diet front and back yard to our dream yard. Leo was our project lead and we absolutely loved working with him. He continuously went above and beyond to make sure every detail was exactly how we wanted it. California Smartscapes is an incredible company and really deserves all the praise they get. Thanks for everything!
Michael E.
California Smartscape provides a landscape design service you will appreciate as the owner, Richard helps you develop your best options to take a nondescript landscape and makes it remarkable. Andrew Vesey, the designer has broad and specific knowledge in hardscape design. If you have ideas or not Andrew will help you bring options into focus. He has a creative mind and well-thought out plans to put your landscape project in the best possible condition. His work crew is highly commendable because of their talent and work ethics. They are on time, work hard, and pick up the site at the end of the day. They are gifted and dedicated workers who are professional, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. If you have any questions or concerns, the Project Manager, Alvaro, will address them. He stands behind his work 100%. You can depend on your area lasting a long time since the materials used are excellent quality. The outcome is a beautiful oasis and one I will enjoy for many years.
Rita C.