About Us

Who we are, Where we work, What we do & How we’re different.

Renovating San Diego's Outdoor Spaces Since 1979​

Landscape Assistance has been owned and operated by Jeff Smith in San Diego, California since 1979. Landscape Assistance functions as a full-service design and installation company that takes pride in our personal service, decades of experience and design sensibility that combines horticulture with hardscape creating the most ideal Southern California outdoor spaces. 

We employ an efficient team of professionals with many industry years of experience spanning horticulture, maintenance, outdoor renovation and design. Fully licensed, bonded and insured, our crews are composed of many long standing employees with specialties ranging from masonry to irrigation. 

Our goal is to ensure your hardscape and plant material work together functionally and beautifully to complement your home, personal taste, climate and budget. 

Contact our office for more information or to schedule a consultation with our on staff design consultant. 

Where we work

Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, La Costa, Carlsbad, Carmel Mountain, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Poway, Sabre Springs, Scripps Ranch, Carmel Valley, Leucadia, Fallbrook, La Jolla and San Diego.

If you do not see your location listed, please contact our office for more information or to schedule a consultation with our Sales Manager.

What we do

Specializing in outdoor renovations, Landscape Assistance spans all facets of landscape and outdoor design from hardscape installation to hand selected horticulture. 


Drought Tolerant and Waterwise

San Diego possesses a unique climate not seen anywhere outside of the Mediterranean. Our climate supports drought tolerant plant material that not only looks great but drastically reduces water bills. Waterwise landscapes also support fire prevention and we’re proud to specialize in their design and install.


Owner Jeff Smith has a formal education in Ornamental Horticulture from California Polytechnic State University. He turned a passion for plants into his degree, business and expertise. His knowledge of plant material, specifically for the Southern California climate, is unparalleled to his peers in the industry. Check out our Blog to learn more plant, landscape and hardscape information from Jeff. (Coming soon).


Since 1979 Landscape Assistance has been designing and installing custom landscapes for homeowners across San Diego county. Our specialty is large integrated outdoor living spaces for estates and custom residential homes. Working directly with homeowner and any subcontractors on site, we manage jobs start to finish.

Personalized Service

The owner of Landscape Assistance is onsite daily and supervises all aspects of a project. We stay in contact with the homeowner to provide timely progress updates so the client never has to worry about overseeing any small details.

Local to San Diego

Owner Jeff Smith is a lifelong San Diego resident and horticulturist passionate about design and the integration of Southern California’s unique native flora to create natural, beautiful and elegant outdoor spaces fit for the San Diego climate and lifestyle.

40 years of Experience

Founded in 1979 we’re one of  San Diego’s longest standing landscape design companies. Fully licensed, bonded, insured and employing a team of skilled artisans and network of trusted subcontractors we create quality work that will be enjoyed for decades. 

Custom Design and Estimates

Landscape Assistance offers a complete custom design option; whether you utilize us for your outdoor renovation or someone else, the design is yours to keep (cost associated). Custom designs are time intensive and drawn up digitally and occasionally by hand to the dimensions of your home. Every finished design is a road-map to your future outdoor space and piece of art in itself.

A complete estimate takes approximately 5-7 business days to complete. We take into consideration all factors when estimating the cost of your hardscape and/or plant install, including your climate, soil quality and personal taste. See Our Process to learn more.

To get started with Landscape Assistance – simply fill out our Contact Form.

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