DBLA is a landscape architecture practice dedicated to sustainable landscapes and water harvesting systems.

We work closely with our clients, other consultants, contractors, & inspectors,
in order to achieve custom, beautiful, and functional results.

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Thank you for the careful attention you gave to preparing our plans. It seemed evident to me... that you’ve gone above and beyond the normal steps to make this a smooth process.
— Madeline, Saratoga
We are extremely pleased with Dakotah’s design... In addition to its beauty, our garden now has ecological value and contributes to the biodiversity of our local environment. Golden-crowned sparrows, black-capped chickadees, Monarch butterflies, bumblebees and other pollinators are daily visitors.
— Tai, Santa Cruz
Dakotah executed flawlessley
— Marlon, JF Constructors
We had a bumper crop of wildflowers. It was beautiful... The terrace you designed and planted looks great.... Excellent job... We really enjoy working with you.
— Jason & Terri, Scotts Valley
Thank you so much for thinking outside the box... Love the design of our new entryway!
— Patti, Soquel


Based in Santa Cruz, DBLA has easy access to the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas, including the Peninsula and Silicon Valley.  Contact us to inquire about projects throughout California, and possibly beyond.