Belvedere St.

A weed-ridden yard with a sloping bowl shape and some neglected trees got a regal refinish. David went for a rich palette of flowering and leafy plants, a brand new deck, plus an elegant and super functional stone patio.

Carmel St.

Carmel St. is in a blustery, dry part of San Francisco, and this client's property had taken a beating over the years. The soil was completely depleted and the weeds were entrenched. This was one of Shape of the Earth's biggest projects ever, and they got the works. A fountain, new deck, a patio with an arbor for wisteria, multilevel stone paths and stairs, name it. The beds are a perfect showcase for many of David's favorite plants and trees.

Noe Valley Renovation

Can you have a gorgeous back yard with a veggie bed and colorful mediterranean-style planting, even with kids and a playful doggie? Yes!

Ashbury Heights Heaven

Terraces, trees, and scads of classic Shape of the Earth favorite succulents and shrubs make this garden a treat for the eyes and the spirit.

Curb Appeal

An El Cerrito client and Shape of the Earth had the privilege of participating in a home makeover for the HGTV show called Curb Appeal. The property had a unique and challenging downhill pitch, but the results were modern and creative.

Milton St.

This homeowner already had a cute patio, but not much else! This detail-rich project included raised veggie beds, some lovely tree specimens, a delightful lawn filled with blue star creeper, and intricate stonework.

West Portal

The Shape of the Earth team has been maintaining this San Francisco property for many years, and the work has included a whole range of services: tree removal, irrigation, weeding, planting, and pruning.

Bernal Heights

It's hard to believe this Bernal Heights garden started out as a jungle of vines and tall grassy weeds, but the Shape of the Earth team is proficient at fully manual weed removal. The rest of the process is shaping the terrain, adding fertile soil, making a stone path and patio, and installing a wonderful succulent garden, raised veggie beds, and a mulched play area.

Ramashala, Hawaii

This Hawaiian retreat center required soil building, stonework pathways, lighting, simple water features, building raised beds, and of course lots of tropical plants.

Various Landscape and Hardscape

Our First Project!

From the archives, here's a look at Shape of the Earth's first full scale renovation.

Plants We Love

For your enjoyment and inspiration, here are some examples of plants we favor for their color, texture, and elegance, as well as more functional qualities like drought resistance and low maintenance needs.

Pottery & Stone

We're always keeping track of ideas for garden accents when we're out and about. Take a look at these distinctive pottery pieces and see if you get inspired.

David Shamanik :: tel :: 415.846.7581 :: Emeryville, CA 94608

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