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Emil Friend

I Love Your Garden

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Certified landscaper educated in native plants

Emil abides by practices that are not only good for your family, but good for the environment. His eco-conscious landscape designs and management promote sustainable practices throughout the Bay Area.

Specialties include…

  • Use of organic fertilizers & sprays
  • Comprehensive landscape design
  • Herb, vegetable, fruit buckets
  • Expert plant shopping assistance
  • Native plant integration
  • Outdoor lighting maintenance
  • Irrigation system audits
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About I Love Your Garden

Oakland, CA

I got my start as a gardener on a homestead in rural Pennsylvania. For me, gardening is a way to connect with and take care of the environment.

I did gardening and landscaping gigs on and off until 2011 when I went into business for myself in Oakland, California. I've taken landscape design classes at Penn State University back east and landscape horticulture classes at Merritt College here in Oakland.

My scope of services includes design, installation, maintenance, irrigation, and consultation on all of these.

Part of my mission as a business owner is to bring more sustainable practices to the landscape services industry. I use only organic fertilizers and sprays, encourage the use of native plants to build wildlife habitat, conserve water by promoting drip irrigation, and use a vehicle that runs on biodiesel.

I'm also passionate about sustainable agriculture, bird watching, cooking and tasting food from a variety of culinary traditions, and enjoying the wonderful diversity of the Bay Area.

I manage Farmers' Market sales for a small organic olive farm in Northern California, and love to relax in my urban back yard full of fruit trees, vegetables, and chickens.

You can read my blog, and more about my business, on my website: https://sites.google.com/site/iloveyourgarden/.

2 Reviews about I Love Your Garden

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Amanda C. Peterson on Zaarly
Reviewed by June 15, 2013

Emil is fantastic! Knowledgeable, professional and really thoughtful. I didn't think our backyard could look this different in just a day! I look forward to working with Emil again to get this garden amazing. Thank you, Emil!

Allison Koester on Zaarly
Reviewed by September 07, 2012

Emil was super informative, a great communicator and really knows his stuff. Would definitely work with him again. Thanks so much!

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