BK Landscape Design


Brian has worked with us throughout the re-design of our back and front yard, including putting in a pool and landscape design. The project required landscape grading and new walls/fences and new plants/design. He helped us better integrate our house and its exits with the outside areas. He has a thoughtful, professional approach and is great at providing ideas with the pros and cons without being pushy and helping to keep costs down. He is patient and a good listener. His calm approach was much appreciated as we talked through ideas and potential issues. We did not work with a contractor and we had many sub-contractors working on the pool and he helped us catch several issues before it was too late, which was really not even in his job description. He provided drawings for the project in a timely manner and worked well with our architect and the pool contractors. Highly recommend! JM 2020

Brian was great to work with. He took the time to understand our goals and literally look at the project from multiple different angles. He listened well to feedback and was timely and responsive. Our project is still in the build phase but Brian’s design work was exactly what we were looking for. MW 2020

I am working on a landscape project to support the artificial turf and putting green that I recently had installed in my back and side yards. I was referred to Brian by a friend, and was looking for help with plant selection in the surrounding areas. I am glad I selected Brian after speaking with other designers and the turf installer, since Brian actually provided other design suggestions that will enhance the finished project. Brian helped me keep the overall project costs in line with my budget by suggesting the installation of PT planters rather than large boulders across a long expanse of steep embankment adjacent to the dry creek bed. He also suggested increasing the dry scape work to include a seating area near the putting green for my guests. However, the main extent of his efforts was to provide plant selections for the various sun exposure areas that exist throughout the project areas while considering my request to primarily use plants that are native to California and the Marin area, and require minimal irrigation when mature so not to impact the health of many existing large oaks that exist in the project area and adjacent property. He was always clear in his communication and suggestions while providing alternate selections from which I could choose. Thank you very much for the thoughts, work, and help you brought to this project. EF 2020

We reached out to Brian initially for a consult on a re-design of our backyard. He was patient upon the first meeting as my dogs were trying to introduce themselves as well. Being that the reason for the design was to have a dog friendly space, it was good for him to observe the space they need and what I need to keep them from bringing dirt from coming into the house. Brian created a path and high screening foliage which created a much more zen-like area, rather than the separate space I had for the dogs previously. Brian also planned a raised deck area so my family could continue to enjoy outdoor barbecues and fresh air conversations. We highly recommend Brian! He is communicative during the process, punctual and met our needs within our budget. MF 2020

We bought a new house with NO backyard. Just dirt and an odd shape that defied our ability to plan what to do with it. We sought Brian's help and are very glad we did. Brian drew a detailed plan for hardscape, lighting, irrigation, and plantings that fit our yard beautifully. He specified a mix of hardscape materials--pavers and decomposed granite that broke up the hardscape, defined the seating areas, and added a lot of interest. He added lighting along the pathways and a nice variety of drought-tolerant plants. It is all finished and looks terrific. Brian does great design work at a very reasonable price. TB 2019

We hired Brian to design the front area of our house including; landscape, driveway, retaining wall and awning. We were super pleased with his ideas and finished design. We have a sloping front and he designed for that. He knows plants and was able to answer all questions and give suggestions for what best fit what we wanted. He listened to what we asked for and came up with a design which matched what we said. He has a keen attention to detail which is truly appreciated. He's very professional and delivered on time. He's flexible and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Brian. CS 2019

Brian was a pleasure to work with - very knowledgeable and creative. His hand-rendered designs are visually rich and inspiring. He stayed present throughout the construction process and constantly came up with creative solutions when "construction reality" meant the design had to be re-worked on-the-fly. Plus, he's a very nice guy! TP 2019

We hired BK Landscape Design to create an overall landscape and low retaining wall plan which we could implement in phases. Brian was great to work with – listening carefully and asking questions to flush out preferences and styles. His initial draft had a full layout with photos of the plants selected which allowed for more discussion and refinement. We are extremely pleased with Brian’s final design and can’t wait to have it all built.

We feel we received great value in the design work he provided. We are happy to be enthusiastic referrals for BK Landscape Design. MT 2018

We enjoyed working with Brian. Although the plan was not what I first envisioned, It looks great! This is why we hired a designer. Brian was very sensitive to our budget and tried to give us a plan that looks good and will not break the bank. LH 2018

Ive found Brian Klein exceptionally great to work with as a professional in building
quality landscapes in the bay area. His talents dynamically fit a wide diversity of clients and
their specific needs. His sense of design and attention to client needs translates into a very customized and detailed approach. As a contractor, Ive found Brian very easy as to work with. He is a skilled communicator which is a huge plus for efficiency and accuracy in producing fine gardens. MF 2018

I engaged Brian to create a design and plan for my front and backyard landscaping . He was collaborative and communicated well and I loved what he came up with. He prepared the specs for the bid and managed that process, which was great, and I was very pleased with the contractor as well. Very happy with whole process, highly recommend! MR 2018

Brian responded to our initial email quickly. We were able to arrange a time to meet -he was very accommodating. We felt he listened to our needs, what we liked and disliked and took that information and created for us a wonderful design. He brought ideas to us that we hadn't even thought about AND WE LOVE! We would highly recommend Brian to anyone looking for a landscape designer. MT 2018

We wanted to upgrade our front yard for a wedding event. Brian was recommended. He was very knowledgeable about plants that grow well in our area and had a very creative eye. He listened to our needs and was very conscientious in making sure he delivered on our requests and stayed in our budget. Brian communicated at every step of the design and landscaping process. He was there to check on the work throughout the project and was professional and a kind person to work with. We would definitely use him again. ES 2018

If you're looking for a landscaping PRO, Brian Klein is the guy. Brian has helped us with projects that required really creative solutions. He was, very willing to keep within our budget, responsive and patient, anserved communications, and had great connections with distributors. I recommend Brian without any hesitation!
I love my garden areas, thx Brian. MM 2017

We were extremely pleased with the job Brian did for us.We basically had our old and problematic backyard swimming pool demoed and we were faced with what to do with this large space. Brian presented us with a design and planting plan and named specific plants that we agreed mutually on to be planted. Also included was a plan for a pergola which ties in well. Under the pergola and on a concrete pad, he designed a bar. All of the swimming pool coping stones were used as landscape steps and old redwood planks from our old deck were re purposed for a landing outside our master bedroom which leads into the back garden. Our existing front yard was filled with juniper, which the fire department wanted out because of the flammability aspect. We wanted perennials and plants that deer didn't like. We wanted a drip system and landscape lighting in both spaces.It was also time to have our two story staircase and decks replaced. He designed all of that and used a hardwood for the material. Lights were recessed into the side walls and benches were built into the main deck, which is perfect for entertaining. The job went well and his pricing was fair based on the scoop of the job. I would recommend him highly. MR 2017