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Orange County Landscape Designer

As one of Orange County’s best residential landscape designers, Steve Lytle draws on his years of experience of working with nursery customers, landscapers, and designers to create artistic landscape environments that stand the test of time. He believes a good landscape should last at least 10 years of more without any major changes. Given the busy lifestyle of most Orange County home owners, (and the fact that most Orange County yards are relatively small), Steve’s designs make the best use of dwarf / low-maintenance plants that can grow to their natural beauty without trimming to keep them from over growing. This creates a more soothing, natural looking landscape that is typically more pleasing to the eye. Steve’s 28+ years of designing has taught Steve what works and what doesn’t. As a horticulturist, Steve is equally passionate about his hard-scape designs. Using natural stone to create sitting areas, Steve combines fire pits, water features, stone walls, patios, and walkways, looking to nature as inspiration. Steve’s lighting designs are the icing on the cake. Creating dramatic affects that make your out door living environment as enjoyable at night as it is in the day. The finished product is quite stunning!

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Softscape Design Orange County, CA

Lytle Landscape Construction is one of Orange Counties highest quality softscape specialists. With a 42-year back ground in horticulture, creating tranquil and inviting soft-scape living areas comes naturally to Steve. As a Nurseryman at heart, Steve spends many hours walking nurseries all over Southern California and hand-picks each and every plant that goes into his landscapes. This ensures the highest quality of plants every time! All jobs are finished off with a thick layer of a quality compost as a top dressing on all bare soil. This is an important step to any successful landscape to keep weeds down and moisture and minerals in. This process also helps replace the organic material in the soil over time. This layer should be re-applied every year to replenish old compost that has worked it’s way into the soil.

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Hardscape Design Orange County, CA

Lytle Landscape Construction is one of the highest quality hardscape design companies in Orange County, CA. I have the skill and artistic eye to create beautiful water features, patio, stone walls and pile asters, fire pits, fire places, walkways, and fencing. Steve hand picks all stone to ensure the perfect look for each project! Let us design and build your dream landscape. One you and your family will enjoy for many years to come.

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Landscape Lighting Design – Orange County, CA

Lytle Landscape Construction is one of Orange County’s leading landscape lighting design specialists. I use only the highest quality commercial grade materials and the smartest designs!

Not only does a good landscape LED lighting job add value to your home, it adds drama to the landscape and makes your out door living space even more enjoyable. Clients are always surprised at how amazing lighting can affect the mood of their yard, and wonder how they every got along with out it! Landscape lighting is often the favorite aspect of a complete landscape for many of our clients.

Tip: I use only multi-tap stainless steel transformers to ensure an even light distribution. With standard 12 volt transformers, lights can lose voltage as they get farther away from the transformer resulting in dimmer and dimmer lights. Or multi-tap transformer cures this condition, allowing us to start each wire run at a voltage higher than 12-volts depending on the length of the run. When used with a wiring “hub” method, our clients end up with 12-volts for each light, creating an even light distribution. The affect is stunning!

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