Serving the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay area

Landscape Design for the Monterey, Watsonville, and Santa Cruz Area

Our Landscape Design team at K&D was created to provide clients with thriving California gardens. We believe that beautiful gardens begin with good design and appropriate horticulture and come to life through quality installations. We use environmentally friendly design principles along with California native and water saving Mediterranean plants to add value and enjoyment to your home.

Our design team collaborates closely with our residential installation team to provide a seamless experience and a high quality product. Our goal is to give our clients a garden that is unique, manageable, functional and thriving.

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Liz Ryan, landscape design

Meet Our Landscape Designer

Growing up in the Santa Cruz mountains, Liz Ryan fell in love with the unique ecology of California’s coastal regions. Long days exploring the redwood forest on the edge of her neighborhood helped her develop a deep appreciation for how our surroundings enhance our experience of home. After earning her BA in Environmental Studies, Liz applied her passion for design and ecology in various jobs including installing and maintaining gardens and leading habitat restoration projects. It wasn’t long before Liz decided to set out on her own, bringing her beautiful and water wise designs to homeowners in Santa Cruz county and beyond. When the opportunity came to serve a larger clientele with K&D, Liz jumped at the chance. She is excited to join this team of experienced landscape professionals, enhancing clients’ experience of home through well designed and beautifully installed gardens.

Liz lives in Santa Cruz with her husband and two children. She enjoys going on adventures with friends and family (especially if there is an ocean or lake involved), staying active, hiking with her pup, gardening and traveling.

3D Landscaping Rendering Services

Cutting-Edge 3D Rendering Services

At K&D Landscaping, we understand that visualizing your dream landscape can be challenging. That’s why we offer state-of-the-art 3D rendering services as a part of our landscape design process. With these services, you can see a realistic representation of your project before any physical work begins. Our 3D renderings allow you to explore different design options, materials, and plantings, ensuring that the final landscape perfectly matches your vision. This immersive experience not only enhances the design process but also ensures complete satisfaction with the end result. Embrace the future of landscape design with our 3D rendering services and watch your landscaping dreams turn into reality.