San Luis Obispo

Top-Rated San Luis Obispo Landscape Design

As a top trusted landscape design company in Los Angeles, Pacific Outdoor Living has been serving Southern California residents for over 20 years. Following our step-by-step landscaping process of analyzing, measuring, designing, and building, we've mapped out over a million square feet of stunning landscapes and given thousands of homeowners the outdoor space of their dreams. We've since expanded north and are now bringing the same level of expertise to residents in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County.


What is Landscape Design?

Landscape design is the process of arranging the desired features of an outdoor area into an attractive design and layout. Pacific Outdoors professional landscape designers will provide aesthetic, environmental, and hardscape expertise to make your dream outdoor space a reality, all within your budget. Our experienced team will guide your through an initial design consultation, property measurement, 3-D CAD design, final planning and permitting, and then handle all the construction or building needed to bring your vision to life. Contact Pacific Outdoor Living to get started today.


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What Goes into Great Landscape Design?

Achieving great landscape design can be difficult and requires a trained and technical eye. While beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, there are a few guiding principles that homeowners in Paso Robles and surrounding areas should consider when designing their outdoor spaces.


Unity and Balance of the Design

As with any kind of professional design, unity and balance of the overall product is a priority. Unity in landscape design serves to attract and hold attention through a emphasis on certain parts of the space. Balance comes through the deliberate planning of a landscape to give the overall design a feeling of equilibrium. More specifically, there are two types of balance when it comes to landscape design – formal and informal balance. Formal balance serves to create symmetry in a space, while informal balance breeds curiosity by creating more movement and feeling more “alive.” Pacific Outdoor living has been able to use these concepts to create beautiful landscapes and hardscapes that match any Morro Bay or San Luis Obispo homeowner's style.


Seamless Transitions and Sequence

Transitions and sequencing are important aspects of creating movement and flow within a landscape. These transitions can include changes in the form, color, texture, or size of the landscape’s features. Since these changes can sometimes come in a dramatic fashion depending on the features of an area, ensuring the smooth overall sequence of the space is crucial to maintaining excellent landscape design.


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Trusted Landscape Design Services in San Luis Obispo, California

We’ve helped over 10,000 homeowners in LA and Orage County make their landscaping dreams a reality, and we can do the same for SLO County homes as well. Through collaborative planning and intricate design, our team can create many different styles of landscapes for our clients. Our services and design expertise includes styles like Mediterranean, English garden, traditional, modern, draught-tolerant, Japanese zen, and even accommodations for small spaces. For more information on our trusted landscape design and build services, contact us today!


Pacific Outdoor Living Has 20 Years of Experience

Before transitioning into a full-service landscape design company, Pacific Outdoor Living began designing hardscapes and patios. Over the years, our company expanded our services to address all of the landscaping features that you might want for your property. We frequently design and build patios, swimming pools, driveways, backyard landscaping, front yard landscaping, and more for homeowners in the Arroyo Grande area. Our 20+ years in business and customer-focused process had led us to become a top-rated landscape company in Arroyo Grande, CA.


Working with Drought-Affected Areas

While not an aspect of traditional landscape design principles, the ability to work with drought-affected areas is imperative to our landscaping work in Paso Robles. This can be achieved through careful planning and selection of the right types of plants, materials, and allocation of water resources. With over two decades of landscape design in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, Pacific Outdoor Living takes pride in our ability to create stunning spaces that don’t require excessive amounts of water to upkeep. Contact us today for a sustainable and green landscaping consultation to build the space of your dreams with little or no watering required!


Modern and Traditional Landscapes

Pacific Outdoor Living has worked on an array of different landscape designs over the years. Providing both sleek and modern looks, as well as traditional aesthetics, we take pride in our ability to create any kind of space that our clients prefer.

  • Modern landscape design encompasses clean lines, geometric shapes, and minimalistic features for an outdoor space. For clients looking to have a clean, crisp, and symmetric look for their landscaping, modern design can be a timeless choice for their home.
  • Traditional (or Colonial) landscape design brings the unmatched beauty of gardens, cobblestone, window shutters, and more to any outdoor space. For those looking for a more elegant and traditional look that encapsulates the architectural history of the United States, traditional landscape design is the choice for you!
Contact Pacific Outdoor Living for more information on both modern and traditional landscape design features.

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Landscape Design for Smaller Spaces

Over our two decades in business, our professional landscaping design teams have put together immaculate outdoor spaces for all kinds of yards in Morro Bay. Pacific Outdoor Living has no trouble accommodating smaller backyard spaces and transforming them into an elegant outdoor living space. Some of our most popular installation features for smaller areas include the addition of outdoor kitchens and furniture, water features, artificial turf, succulent gardens, and vegetable gardens. However, our services do not stop there for small outdoor spaces. Pacific Outdoor Living takes great pride in bringing our clients’ imagination to life, regardless of the size or scope of the area. For more ideas and to schedule a consultation, contact us today!


Hardscapes, Water Features, etc.

As a central aspect of most landscape designs, Pacific Outdoor Living can provide top-quality solutions for the addition of hardscapes, water features, and more. Our hardscaping services include the installation of driveways, patios, outdoor kitchens, and fireplace features, as well as offering our masonry expertise. No matter what your dream hardscape feature is, our experienced crew can help bring it to life!


Contact Us Today for a Consultation

Whether you're a homeowner in San Luis Obispo County looking to spruce up your outdoor space or would just like some assistance getting started with your next landscaping project, Pacific Outdoor Living is here to help! Reach out today to schedule a consultation with our professional landscaping design team


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