Landscaping for Pools Design IDEAS
Malrie and Carlos recently completed a landscape update on my outdoor space. They have a great design sense that fit well with our Eichler house. We are now set with drought resistent, low maintenance plants trees and bushes. They are very professional in that we thoroughly talked through plans, and they handled challenges well. As we added scope they were fair and integrated it into the schedule. They have a fantastic team that do quality work. There were no shortcuts, and we worked through the details until we were all happy. They are the type to enjoy a good finished product as much as the client. It has been 6 weeks since completion, all the hard scape work looks and functions beatifully and all the plantings are already filling in. I highly recommend Arreola. We are going to enjoy our outdoor space for years thanks to them.
Malrie and Carlos and their crew are excellent. Malrie designed a beautiful drought resistant front yard which enhanced our home. Carlos and his crew were superb. They were efficient, polite, hard working and went the extra mile. Malrie and Carlos were always responsive and detail oriented. I was impressed with how hard they worked and how efficiently they coordinated all the moving parts. They were very professional and a joy to work with. I can’t wait to see how they will transform our backyard
Carlos and Malrie just finished a project in our yard and we couldn’t be happier with the results! We had a saltwater inground pool put in, a new stamped concrete patio/steps poured, our front sidewalk/steps redone, as well as upgrades to our landscape and sprinkler system. Malrie was incredibly patient through the contract process, answering my questions and providing alternatives to help us get the most out of our budget. The project was completed a few weeks ahead of schedule (!!!) and the estimates she provided were spot on. They were both great at walking us through every step of the process so we knew what was going on and what was coming next. The payment schedule was outlined right in the contract and we paid as each large deliverable was completed – which made the process really straightforward and allowed me to easily manage my budget. There were a few items we added as we went based on Malrie’s suggestions and the change order process was easy as well. The crew was great – friendly and hard working, even working weekends as needed. My 8 year old was fascinated watching the whole process evolve! They started the project June 1 and we spent this past weekend enjoying our new pool and beautiful yard!! Thank you Arreola – we would definitely use you again!
Very talented landscape designer! Malrie came up with some beautiful designs and great money saving suggestions for our home in Harbor Bay in Alameda. She transformed what was an ugly patio space to a beautiful Tranquil haven! I couldn’t believe how quickly they got the job done. The guys who implemented the design were fast, efficient and did an amazing job!
Malrie and Carlos are superb landscape and pool designers. Last summer we purchased a lovely 30-year old home with a pool that needed not only repairs (to the pool deck and the pool itself), but also updating to a more modern aesthetic. After years of just basic gardening service, the back yard also needed attention in terms of landscaping and drainage. Malrie and Carlos made great recommendations on how to renovate the pool and pool deck to make both more functional and beautiful. They also provided fantastic advice on how to create a focal point in the back yard by planting some hardy but beautiful, drought-resistant plants and shaping trees and shrubs (and removing some dead shrubs and trees). Everything is low-maintenance in terms of water requirements-thanks not only to the choice of plants, but also the watering system they installed. Oh, and did I mention that all the water flowed out of the property perfectly during the worst of El Nino thanks to the French drains they installed? Malrie and Carlos communicated very clearly what everything would cost and, although we got so excited about the work-in-process that we expanded the project, there were no surprises on the final bill. Malrie, Carlos and their team are also delightful people to work with-very dependable, cheerful and respectful of the fact that people are living in a home while the work is being done. They really want their clients to be happy with their work. I would recommend Malrie and Carlos without reservation to anyone who wants to turn their outdoor space into an area that is beautiful and functional.
I can’t rave about Malrie and Carlos enough! After 4 years of our backyard being overrun by our dogs, we decided to do a remodel to get ready for Summer. We wanted to change our horrid lawn to beautiful stamped/stained concrete, create a dog run, plant some trees along our fence, add some outdoor lighting, rebuild our patio cover, and install an outdoor electrical outlet. Their pricing was actually on the lower end of the bids we received, but the quality of their work was as if we paid the big bucks! They responded quickly to all of my questions and clearly communicated the process with me. I’ve never done a remodel project with a contractor before, and feared that I would be taken advantage of (which nearly happened with the contractor that contacted me before Malrie and Carlos), but Malrie explained the contract to me clearly and even taught me things to equip me in dealing with contractors for future projects. I truly appreciated this. I worried that they wouldn’t be able to start the project until we were well into Summer, but they figured out a way to schedule us in between two other major projects and got everything done faster than we expected! Carlos managed the entire project onsite and his team was made up of the nicest guys! As the project went along, there were things that I decided to add, and they were awesome at accommodating those additions. Also, with all design choices, Malrie and Carlos were great at suggesting cost-effective options. They definitely went the extra mile for us, and we highly recommend them!