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Best Landscapers In The North Bay

June 15, 2013 5:00 AM

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Any home improvement can increase the value of a home and landscaping is among the best ways to add beauty and style to a home. The summer months are a great time to consider a backyard redesign and the North Bay has an abundance of well-respected, high-quality landscape businesses. In order to choose the right landscaper, a homeowner must evaluate a number of factors before making a practical decision, such as cost, quality of work, customer service and recognition in the community. The following are five of the best landscape businesses in the North Bay.


Bon Terra Landscapes
46 Seawolf Passage
Corte Madera, CA  94925
(415) 755-5624
www.bonterralandscapes.com

One of the highest rated North Bay landscapers based upon customer reviews, Bon Terra does it all from complete landscape plans to installation of masonry walls, patios and driveways. Led by owner Johnny Fort, Bon Terra has been operating for 12 years and has been cited by a major online review site as the top landscape contractor in Marin. The privately owned business is also a recent first place winner from the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) for landscape designs created at a Bay Area residence. Other services Bon Terra performs are installation of irrigation systems, sustainable gardens and meditation gardens.


Dibble Landscaping
483 Rainsville Road
Petaluma, CA  94952
(707) 778-9088
www.dibblelandscaping.com

This award-winning landscaping business has been serving the North Bay for more than 20 years. Owner and Founder Jim Dibble and talented crew provides design, construction and maintenance services throughout the entire North Bay. Among the finely crafted hardscapes and structures in Dibble Landscaping’s portfolio are finely crafted patios with outdoor fireplaces, vintage water fountains and luxury swimming pools. The locally owned business has distinguished itself by winning several CLCA awards, such as First Place Residential Estate Installation and First Place Large Residential Installation.

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Gill Landscape Inc.
9878 Mill Station Road
Sebastopol, CA  95472
(707) 829-1070
www.gilllandscapeinc.com

Family owned and run since 1981, Gill Landscape is a Diamond Certified landscape business, making it one of the best local landscapers for customer satisfaction. Led by Greg Gill, his son Justin and daughter Megan, Gill Landscape is expert in design, construction, masonry, lawn and plant care, irrigation services and water conservation. The staff can assist with any landscaping project from swimming pools, outdoor fireplaces and vegetable gardens to fences, decks, arbors and trellises. Gill Landscape also offers a property maintenance service to help maintain a homeowner’s property with lawn and garden services, pest control, irrigation, pruning and trimming.


Heritage Landscapes
21 Ross Ave.
San Anselmo, CA  94979
(415) 458-8151
www.heritagelandscapes.net

Owner Jan Gross and Heritage Landscapes have been providing quality landscaping services to North Bay residents for over 30 years. Her lavish landscape creations have been featured in several well-known publications, including Sunset Magazine and Better Home and Gardens. Ms. Gross is also a multiple award winner from the California Landscape Contractors Association for landscape design. Heritage Landscapes offers custom landscape design, landscape construction, landscaping services, water management and eco-friendly gardens.


Rayner Landscaping
19 Digital Drive, Suite U
Novato, CA  94949
(415) 279-9661
www.raynerlandscaping.com

A full-service landscape management company based in Novato, Rayner Landscaping was named San Rafael’s Small Business of the Year for 2012. Led by Bay Area native Eric Rayner, the business won the same award in 2008, in addition to first place awards from the California Landscape Contractors Association for Small Residential Installation and Xeriscape (low water usage). Among the diverse and artistic landscape designs from Rayner Landscapers are entertaining gardens, water features and water slide, trellis-like designs and water conservation gardens.

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Randy Yagi is a freelance writer covering all things San Francisco. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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