Wennie W.

San Jose, CA

When my husband suggested that we expand our driveway, I suggested that we also fix our front yard. It used to be a big lawn with few old plants and was mostly dull and brown. Fortunately, I found Shelkie at Water Efficient Garden, and her vision of environment friendly garden changed my world. She helped us select native trees, shrubs, and plants with beautiful flowers. She carefully designed a rain garden and a succulent garden, and selected bougainvillea and star jasmine to crawl along our backyard fences. Now three weeks since the completion of the garden, the new leaves have sprouted and the flowers have bloomed, gold, purple and red! The bougainvillea is thriving and has already attracted birds and butterflies. My yard is so pleasant to look at and my backyard fences are now lively! Every morning I go visit the plants and see how they do. Watching a garden taking shape and little plants taking roots and blossoming is such a magical experience! I have never spent as much time in my yard as I do now, and I question myself what took me so long. Finding Shelkie and Water-Efficient Garden is the highlight of my year, a celebration of life in an otherwise unfortunate pandemic season. I strongly recommend Water Efficient Garden for garden design, and I am convinced that getting an expert to design one’s garden is the best investment for one’s property. There is no beauty that parallels nature. I love my garden and I am grateful for its wonder brought on by my wonderful garden designer.

Eve M.

San Jose, CA

Shelkie from Water Efficient Gardens was great to work with! She explained the process from beginning to end and even helped with getting all the documents together for the rebate application. She’s got a great eye for design and chose a wonderful variety of plants and shrubs for my yard. I had a lot of questions and she very patiently answered all of them. I can’t wait to see how my yard will change over time as the new flowers grow and bloom. I’m looking forward to all the hummingbirds and butterflies it will attract. Thanks Water Efficient Gardens!

Meng S.

San Jose, CA

“Thanks to your help, we converted our front yard to drought-tolerant garden successfully; it saved more than 80% of water, and the design looks so good that many of our neighbors stop by to get inspired.”

Saurin S.


“It looks very good. We are really happy with the design. Thanks a lot.”

Debbie L.

San Jose

“Thanks to water-efficient Gardens, they did a great job designing my garden”

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