Orange county landscape


About Steve Lytle / Lytle Landscape Construction

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Owner Steve Lytle has been a landscape architect in Orange County, CA for over 42 years. The first half of his career was spent working in retail nurseries as a California Certified Nurseryman and nursery manager for several different nurseries throughout Orange County. This is where customer service, excellence and integrity was ingrained in him as the only respectable way to do business, and remains as his defining characteristic today. Steve then moved into the wholesale end of the nursery industry as a sales rep for one of So. California’s largest wholesale nursery servicing dozens of retail nurseries, The Home Depot, Lowes, Target, and other Garden centers. This is where he honed his knowledge of plants and trees that serves him well in his landscapes today. It was then about 30 years ago when he decided to combine all of his skills and talent from his earlier career along with his gifted artistic eye into one of Orange counties highest quality landscape architect companies, built on a long list of very satisfied customers. (Many of which he is proud to call his friends.) Steve has provided a breath of fresh air in an industry filled with many shady contractors and fly by night landscapers only in it to make a fast buck. Please take a moment to view his Testimonials below, all of which can be verified as references. It is Steve’s policy to only do one job at a time so that our full attention is dedicated to exceeding each clients expectations and not their budget


7 Reasons Why Lytle Landscape Construction Is Different.

1. Owner/Horticulturist Steve Lytle comes from a retail nursery back ground where the focus is heavy on customer service, education and landscape design, often educating other landscapers.

2. My policy is to do only one job at a time to ensure a high-quality landscape design or outdoor lighting job on-time and on-budget. I understand that as a home owner, it is important to see progress made each day when they come home from work and to get the job done quickly.
3. When you hire Steve, Steve is what you get. Not a crew that you can not communicate with, who’s boss is never around.
4. Of course, estimates are always free, but I give you much more. I provide a detailed bid with everything broken down plainly, so you know exactly what you are getting including a detailed drawing of how the job will look. I include detailed pictures of all the plants as well as our list of references.
5. our one-time maintenance program is detailed out on the one-time maintenance page here.
6. You get very friendly and knowledgeable (English speaking!) installers! My clients love them, and often contract with them as well to do their weekly maintenance.
7. You also get the satisfaction of our NO HASSLE GUARANTEE. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days against disease or defect, provided they are properly watered. If anything goes wrong in that time I simply come out and replace it, and advise the client of any needed changes in watering



I can’t thank you enough for the professional landscape job you did. Everything was delivered ontime, within budget and exceeded my and my wife’s expectations. I would also like to thank you for the follow up to fine tune my sprinklers. Customer service in this day and age is something that is taken for granted and shouldn’t be. As a business owner, you know your reputation is on each job. If you ever need a verbal or written recommendation, don’t hesitate to ask. We should be talking to you in the next year for some additional lighting.

Take care,





I just wanted to thank you for the awesome job you did. I know we will get many years of enjoyment out of our yard. I appreciate you reliability and prompt work and vast knowledge of how to take our dirt pile and convert it into a comfortable and fully functional living area that we can escape to after a long days work.

Steve is the best landscape architect in Orange County!

Have a great 4th of July, and thanks again!

>Nick and Ralda, Irvine CA

To whom it may concern, my experience with Lytle Landscaping in Orange County was a pleasure. Steve is creative and hard working, and went out of his way to make sure that I was satisfied with the work he did. I can tell he takes pride in ownership in every endeavor , and I would feel very comfortable recommending him to anyone who is in the market for a great Orange County landscaping experience. I have had several prospective Lytle clients call me for a personal recommendation, which again I’m happy to give. To enjoy a trouble free positive experience resulting in a beautiful environment, definitely call Lytle Landscape Construction.

Best Regards, Elizabeth Julian – San Clemente (Orange County, CA)

Hi Steve!

Thanks so much for all the amazing work you did on my patio. The flagstone looks great, and I can’t wait for all the flowers to start blooming. I now have my very own English Garden! I appreciate how professional and responsive you were and I will definitely be recommending your landscaping skills to all my family and friends. Great job!

~Deborah – Lake Forest (Orange County, CA)

Steve and his crew installed a new slumpstone wall with a brick cap. My neighbors have commented on how elegant it looks. Steve and his crew were very professional, and their work was impeccable.

Jim E. Mission Viejo (Orange County, CA)

My description of the several jobs Steve has done for us over the years comes in two parts. 1. Steve never leaves a job unless absolutley everything is perfect. He coaches me on design, and his ideas have worked in our “challenged” yard. 2. I trust him with my house when I am not home. Doors open, he’s in charge. Total security.

Tom A. Lake Forest (Orange County, CA)

As a designer, I had definite ideas of what I wanted. Steve was able to create the look I wanted, and keep me in budget. His staff was phenomenal. They even worked a full day on Christmas Eve. He provided a great value. I would absolutely use him again.

Alicia K. – Laguna Hills (Orange County, CA)


Thank you and your wonderful crew for the fantastic job you performed on transforming my unused backyard into a garden paradise. My friends and family are amazed at the beautiful area you created. The flagstone pathways are spectacular and the lighting really sets the mood. This is now our most used room for entertaining. You made me feel very comfortable throughout the entire process.and your vision exceeded my greatest expectations. I would definitely recommend Lytle Landscape to anyone looking for a positive experience in landscaping. Thanks to Steve, you’re an awesome landscape architect!

Alice – Mission Viejo, CA

There is a lot of stuff I could write about – but I was most impressed with how much you care about your customer. That’s a quality hard to find in contractors. Thanks! Steve and his crew are great, and I would highly recommend them for a project. They pay attention to the details of a project and take care to work to protect your property. The work is done to your satisfaction and Steve follows up to make sure you are happy with the completed project. It was clear in working with them that customer satisfaction was important to his business I have hired Steve many times over the last 7 years, to work on my large hillside(the one with all the Keystone block trails, and steps pictured in his jobs photo section. ) and will continue to do so. He has made my unusable and dangerous hillside into a garden retreat with winding trails, steps, and landings. Steve, Thanks again, and I will see you Friday.

Susan – Mission Viejo (Orange County, CA)

My experience with Lytle Landscape was excellent. The project was completed within the time it was originally estimated, and I feel that my needs were addressed and given priority attention, even though my job was of a relatively small size.Brent S.

Aliso Viejo (Orange County, CA)