Frequently Asked Questions

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Why hire a designer?

A thoughtfully designed outdoor living area is priceless. It’s a source of enjoyment, a place to build memories and increases the resale value of your home. A good landscape designer uses their experience to provide creative ideas, helps you make wise decisions, designs within your budget and ultimately follows through to make sure your goals are realized though a successful installation.

Why hire Julie Orr Design?

We house the most talented and creative people in the industry. Many people come to design as a second career, but not us. Owner Julie Orr has been a practicing designer since 1999. Our employees are highly skilled, well trained and dedicated.

We understand landscape construction and budget.

What good is a design that is unclear to build or unobtainable because it is widely out of your budget range? We take pride in the fact our designs get built.

We service clients in the following cities

Campbell, Cupertino, Emerald Hill, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Saratoga.

Don’t see your city mentioned? Feel free to inquire via email to see if we can take on your project.

We understand plants, soils and microclimates.

All sites have challenges and opportunities. We take a site-specific approach to confirm that your design is appropriate for your location and the amount of desired maintenance.

We have strong industry relationships.

Our contacts range from landscape contractors to gardeners, arborists and others who can help ensure the immediate and ongoing success of your project.

We help you avoid costly mistakes.

By providing detailed drawings that are accurately generated by computer, you and your landscape team will have a clear direction in which to proceed.

We advocate for you.

We aren’t salespeople with an eye on the bottom line, so we can remain objective during the process. Many clients continue to retain us through project completion to maintain a high level of results.

What is your design style?

Our design style is customized based on you! No two projects are ever alike.

Who are typical Julie Orr Design clients?

Our clients are excited by the possibilities of a new outdoor living space and are enthusiastic to participate in an innovative design approach. Through collaboration, our clients report an uncomplicated design experience that is also fun!  The finished results are a source of pride for us the designers, the contractors and the homeowners that get to share it with family and friends.

Specialized focus means better design.

Julie Orr Design focuses solely on residential design. This focus has allowed us to become experts in this field, which means you are getting the highest value for your landscape remodeling dollars. Although we are not landscape architects or contractors and don’t provide maintenance services, we have made many contacts over the years and are happy to provide referrals.