of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."
Rachel Carson (1907-1964)
Jackie Scheidlinger – Landscape Designer
About Jackie: I studied horticulture and landscape design at Pierce College and California State University at Northridge. I am a certified Master Gardener through the UC Extension LA County Common Ground Garden Program, and a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. I was awarded First Place (2008) and Outstanding Achievement (2009) by the San Fernando Valley chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association, in Custom Residential Landscape Design.
I have always loved plants and gardens since I can remember. My mother grew vegetables in the backyard and my dad nurtured a huge collection of indoor tropical plants. I derive a sense of well-being and inner peace from digging in the dirt and being close to nature. I enjoy learning about the endlessly fascinating plant world, and sharing that knowledge with others.
Why Hire a Landscape Designer?
There are many reasons to consider hiring a landscape design professional. Maybe you hope to improve the market value of your home by increasing its “curb appeal”. Maybe you’re tired of looking out your window at a drab backyard that no longer meets your needs. Or you might be concerned about water shortages and are thinking of transitioning to a more sustainable, eco-friendly garden. Many clients are surprised to discover how easy it is to have a beautiful, functional landscape that requires less water and less maintenance.
My goal is to create an aesthetic, practical, long-lasting design that will evolve gradually over time. A well-designed garden should complement the architecture of your house, and provide a tranquil refuge from the busy world. Ideally, it should also incorporate principles of sustainability and give something back to the environment in the form of healthier soil, and a habitat for birds and butterflies!