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Committed to environmentally appropriate landscape design


The landscape you envision becomes a reality with inspired original design.   Our successful designs come from our ability to analyze your location, and implement your intentions for the space.

Spanish1miniVALUES:  Space is lived, shared, and used.  It exists in a complex web of natural and manmade connections, and everyone is a participant, everyone a stakeholder.  Carl Balton + Associates is dedicated to uniting our clients’ needs with a clear and creative vision for the unique places they inhabit.  Our goal is to create landscapes that people love.  Our designs have renewed the environmental integrity and transformed the quality of a wide range of residential and commercial spaces.  We have extensive experience working from Master Planning through realization and beyond.  We believe that if the solution is right, it will enhance the environment and be beautiful, people will use it, and it will endure.

WORKING WITH CLIENTS:  Every physical space is unique.  We work closely with clients to understand their sites and the fabric – social and environmental – in which they are woven.  We do not impose a program or a signature style.  Designs emerge out of the intensive process of re-imagining place and use.  We are well versed in responding to concerns, anticipating challenges, and accomplishing what together we envision.

HOW WE WORK TOGETHER:  We marry accountability with accessibility and this makes it easier for clients to get attention and information.  We believe that the better the input from our clients, the better the solution.  It also means that there is more than one creative idea and the contest of ideas produces better designs.  The team extends to our installers and craftsmen with whom we collaborate.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

Design Services Include

  • 3-D Site Planning and Evaluation
  • Construction Design Plans and Consultation
  • Recycled and Sustainable material choices
  • Efficient Irrigation
  • Water Features
  • Hardscape (Walkways, Paths, Patios)
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Entertainment areas and Fire Pits
  • Pergolas, Arbors, Decks and Fencing
  • Climate appropriate planting palettes
  • Organic Vegetable Raised Beds
  • Container Planting
  • Landscape Maintenance (Program Design and Vendor Selection)

Pot Installation

Client Feedback


Carl Balton provided the creative design, architectural drawings, plant choices, contractor selection & supervision, and finishing details to make our landscaping project a huge success. Everything went smoothly and on time, and the results are beautiful. I would definitely recommend his services — well worth it!

htavarozziHome Owner

Los Angels is very lucky to have Carl Balton & Associates in our design community! Carl’s design fulfilled my landscape dreams beyond what I had even imagined! Two years into living in the garden he created, I still marvel every single day how perfectly he ‘got it’. I had problems, he solved them, with a stunning yard, both plant and hardscape. Highly recommend!

kbeattiek9Home Owner

We are very pleased with the Landscape Design services from Carl Balton & Associates. It’s a delight to work with Carl. We have been renovating a 10 acre property over the last three years and Carl is always available for visits and easily adapts to project adjustments. His keen eye for design elements is communicated with insightful CAD Plans and his project management skills really put us at ease. We wanted something special and that’s exactly what we got.

alisonloganHome Owner -

This was awesome. Carl made this fun! He was patient with our slow decision making process, informative, helpful and really a blast.
He is very enthusiastic about what he does, LOVES his job, and LOVES plants, so he brought tons of joy to the entire process.
He referred people to do the actual install, and they too were fantastic.  His work is excellent.

kenmwrightHome Owner -