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Latest Articles

Spaces for Sports Activity

An active lifestyle is paramount to a healthy heart and soul. If you enjoy staying active, designing a landscape to meet your lifestyle, whether it is playing bocce with a group of friends or dribbling a basketball to show off that “beyond the arc” shot, your backyard garden can be a canvas for any number… Read more »


Site Furnishings


When designing an outdoor space, the details are the finishing touches that capture the seamless elegance of the design. The same can be said about selecting site furnishings, because these pieces reflect the homeowner’s unique vision and taste. With the right tools, site furnishings can help transform a landscape into a sanctuary enlivened with a… Read more »

Structure in the Landscape

Architecture and the landscape drives the shape and form of our world. Combining these entities produces either a seamless bond of harmony, or a forced existence of clashing intentions. Successfully bridging the chasm between man-made structures and nature is an essential achievement of landscape design and build. Source: Terra Ferma Landscape – Woodlands Getaway Incorporating… Read more »

Saxon Holt Native Garden

Native Plants

At this time of severe drought, which is projected to be California’s new norm, many have been considering alternatives to the traditional garden. As Californians, we have an extensive range of low-water use, diverse, native plants readily available. While some of these plants can incorporate well into existing gardens, this article addresses using the plant… Read more »

Landscape Construction Update

There is nothing more gratifying than seeing the transformation of a design vision become a reality. The Terra Ferma team strives for excellence with their passionate and meticulous approach to every project. Take a peek at a few of our latest construction projects. This Atherton residence, designed by Bernard Trainor + Associates focused on a… Read more »

Atherton Landscape Contractor

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