Earth ART (858) 344-5129 ·
1605 Highland Cove, Solana Beach, CA 92075
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"....Thanks for all the gardening tips you have been sending---they are great. ... our beautiful plants and flowers and the yard looks fantastic. Everything is blooming and growing and we are so happy with the way the yard looks. ...everyone who comes here comments on how lovely things look. "
GL Rancho Bernardo

"...Mike's knowledge of our area, his respect for our needs and lifestyles and personalities have made it a valuable and pleasurable experience as he worked to make the garden that frames our home both lovely and effective with its water-saving features."
LS, Solana Beach, CA

"…you listened to our needs and wants and were most adept at incorporating them into the final plans. We have already had numerous complementslike “inviting…”, “welcoming…”, “professionally done…We are proud and enthused with what you have done to raise the value of our investment after the fires destroyed our original structure and grounds. Your efforts were creative, professional, comfortable, and sensitive to our needs.  You delivered everything that you had promised in a timely and responsible fashion."
DA    Rancho Bernardo

"We appreciated Mike’s artistic and innovative design for our somewhat unusually shaped lot. More importantly, he took the time to determine our special requests and needs and to incorporate them into an aesthetically pleasing plan. …it seemed impossible to find anyone who would do what they said they would do. Your company provided the only pleasant and trouble-free service… "
NF Rancho Bernardo

“…you put in and did more work for us than you would probably have done.  We do appreciate all of your time and work.  It has really been great doing business with you…”   
R. Strickley,  Rancho Bernardo

"…delighted with your design of our home in Scripps Ranch… every visitor we’ve had at our home has expressed praise and admiration for your fine work…our garden is the prettiest and most purposeful in the whole area.  We owe it to you.”  
AK,   Scripps Ranch

“…from the beginning of our relationship with Mike, we have enjoyed an attitude of cooperation, efficiency, and professionalism which is evident of the service and product which Mike provides.” 
SE Enterprises,  Escondido, CA

what Earth Art can do for you

EarthArt will take you through the process, from start to finish, developing your home, lifestyle, and outdoor space into a finished expression of art, nature, and your own unique requirements.

services Earth Art offers

EarthArt will provide professional services in the following areas:

· Site inspection and analysis
· Landscape planting, irrigation, and construction design
· Landscape construction installation/ management
· Competitive bid analysis
· Expert witness
· Environmental Impact Reports
· New or remodeled outdoor environments
· Landscape architectural renderings
· Residential, public works, multi- & single family, commercial, governmental, military
· Presentation renderings
· Slope/erosion control
· Lighting design
· Parks, recreation, sports facility planning & design
· Landscape Fire Assessment


The practice of landscape architecture is the practice of an art form. Design of the integrated environment must respond to the social, physical, cultural, intellectual, and budgetary needs of the user and should be articulated with meaning and integrity. Design form shall reflect meaning and function.


EarthArt is Mike Swanson and associates. Mike is a California Registered Landscape Architect  #2981. A 1978 graduate of the Landscape Architecture program at the University of Florida, Mike has been designing and building award-winning and nationally published San Diego landscapes since 1979.


Through experience and understanding of southern California’s unique natural and cultural
environment, Earth Art will incorporate these specialized factors into the enhancement of your home or business:

· Existing landforms and geologic considerations
· Wildlife cohabitation
· Water and fire concerns
· Micro and macroclimate consideration
· Socio/cultural lifestyles and values
· Artistic and aesthetic creativity
· Local codes and HOA guidelines


EarthArt strives to respond to clients’ needs, NOT the other way around. EarthArt offers a number of packages ranging from basic conceptual plans to full sets of working drawings that address requirements prescribed by homeowners’ associations, governmental agencies, and detailing and specification needs. Custom packages may also be offered, combining two or more packages to fulfill your own unique design program requirements. Typically, a site meeting is arranged to meet and discuss your vision as it relates to the site. During this meeting, we will touch on:

· Site opportunities and/or constraints
· Client program requirements
· Budgetary needs
· Legal/planning/ HOA concerns
· Cost and timing of design/build process
· Any other concerns relative to particular or unique project considerations

If you would like to be contacted to discuss a consultation, you can simply provide contact information in the boxes to the left OR you can fill out a more detailed description of your project needs through our CLIENT SURVEY FORM, designed to help you think through some of the many aspects of the development of your outdoor environment.