Please explore and enjoy the pictures of the different landscapes and landscape features we have designed over the years.

Michael Glassman & Associates has varied services that can help you with small or grand changes to your outdoor living environment. We are interested in helping you create a functional and beautiful landscape where you can relax, entertain, garden, or even grow your own food.

We work from the idea that creating a beautiful and functional landscape design is an investment in your home and that good design is sustainable and economical. We focus on solving the problems that are indigenous to your site, such as drainage, noise, privacy, or poor soil quality, and we craft outdoor spaces tailored to your family and lifestyle.

See Michael at the Northern California Home and Landscaping Expo at CalExpo January 23-25, 2015

Please come see me at the upcoming Northern California Home and Landscaping Expo at CalExpo on January 23th through the 25th. Stop by my booth for more information about our services and/or to schedule a consultation.  I will also be doing two presentations:

Saturday, January 24th at 2:00 pm:  Outdoor Trends in Landscape Design

Sunday January 25th at 11:00 am:  Plain Jane to Wow! Before and Afters: Solving Landscape Problems One Yard at a Time.

Best of Houzz 2015

I have been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading web-based platform for home remodeling and design. "Michael Glassman & Associates was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals."

How to landscape a steep hillside

In 2013, I made this video with Houzz about landscaping the steep front yard of my clients, Beth and Larry Goldberg.  They had a real challenge on their hands after they purchased this hillside home. Narrated mostly by Beth and Larry, we tell the story of how good, problem-solving landscape design addressed their slope and parking problems using rusted iron retaining walls filled with interesting drought tolerant plants and a parking bay.  In solving the site's unique problems and listening to Beth and Larry's aesthetic sense and wish list, we created a cohesive, functional and beautiful front yard.