Your Pathway To Finer Outdoor Living

San Diego Trusted Landscape Design + Construction Company

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Our Design Process

We provide landscape consultations or comprehensive landscape designs for either home or business owners on projects of all sizes, in any style suitable to your tastes and architectural needs.
If comprehensive landscape design services are desired, then the usual process includes an initial meeting where design parameters such as the following are discussed:
  • the functions of various parts of the property,
  • the needs of the people who will use the property,
  • style and color preferences,
  • required design elements,
  • maintenance issues,
  • privacy issues,
  • sun and shade,
  • lighting,
  • pet needs, and
  • CC&R requirements.
The second meeting is usually a presentation of a colorized design with a discussion about it, and the noting of any necessary changes.

Most often, the clients will then have their design bid upon by landscape contractors who will be comparing apples with apples. For installation purposes, quality landscape contractor references are available upon request.

On-Site Landscape Consultations

If the landscape area you wish to transform a small-space garden or a special section of your yard or just need some landscaping advice? A landscape consultation might just be right for you.
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Services Provided:

  • Custom Bocce Ball Courts
  • Custom Fire Pits
  • Custom Water Features
  • Deck Design
  • Drafting
  • Drought Tolerant Landscaping
  • Edible Gardens
  • Garden Design
  • Hardscaping
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Plans
  • Living Walls
  • Natural Swimming Pools
  • Organic Gardens
  • Outdoor Lighting Design
  • Patio Design
  • Pool Landscaping
  • Site Planning
  • Swimming Pool Design
  • Pond Design

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Here’s What Our Customers Say…

We appreciate each and every homeowner that we have the honor of working with. Read about their experience with us below.

Based on 20 reviews
Steve Hutter
Steve Hutter
Stepping Stone landscape just renovated my front patio from ugly, broken slate over a cracked concrete slab to a new, beautiful Italian pavers. They did a wonderful job and did it in one week, great craftsmanship and very professional. I will contact them again on future projects! ;)
Doug Kipperman
Doug Kipperman
We built a small pond in our side yard about 15 years ago. We loved the look of it, but time takes its toll, and our pond filtration system proved frustrating. We talked with Erik about rebuilding the existing area and finding a filtration system that provided a comforting sound, easy maintenance, and was raccoon-proof. We felt comfortable with his professional, congenial, and focused manner. After agreeing to his proposal, which offered multiple solutions, he came out and renewed our beautiful pond. Remember the raccoons? Well they were busy the other night. At a spry 73, I didn’t feel like dealing with it. I hesitated about calling Erik, but did, and he graciously came out to reconnect the pump. Every interaction with Erik has been responsive, honest, and warm. I’ve done a lot of projects and have no hesitation to call Erik again when we want to bring new life to our home. Sincerely Doug and Melissa
Always accommodating, listens and delivers.
Sue Ross
Sue Ross
We had a very small job and Erik treated me like it was important to him. Plus he has a great crew with Roberto and his son.
Jeffrey Murray
Jeffrey Murray
Can’t say enough good things about Erik and the team. He was clear with his communication, timeline was on time, and the work turned out just as we had hoped. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to get some landscaping done.
Mattheau Villarreal
Mattheau Villarreal
I’ve done Work for Eric as a sub contractor and I’m personally impressed how he is very selective on who he chooses for his Clients home. Doesn’t cut corners and Makes sure they Will deliver High Value instead of Hiring the cheapest company. I would choose Eric to work on my Home. Ps very Friendly and Up front man.
Sheryl Randles
Sheryl Randles
We recently hired Erik at Stepping Stone Landscape Design to redo our backyard. We couldn’t be more pleased. We gave Erik an idea of what we wanted and trusted him to choose the plants appropriate for a drought-tolerant landscape. When he presented the plan, I suggested a few different plants. He had no problem incorporating my few suggestions and even went to great lengths to locate a hard-to-find specific tree I hoped to have in my backyard. Erik is professional and never misses an appointment. When he says he will be there at 8:00 am, he will be there. As important, the follow-up on the project is greatly appreciated. His crew was respectful of our property and completed the project in a timely manner. It looks great and we are so pleased with the results. I will definitely recommend him to anyone seeking landscape design and installation services in the San Diego area.
Maya Gal
Maya Gal
Erik and team were awesome and a pleasure to work with from the very start. They were super professional and were always responsive and reliable (would come when they said they would). They helped us transform our backyard into exactly what we had envisioned and couldn't be happier with the result! We would definitely recommend their services if you're in need of landscape work on your home in the SD area!
Steven Smith
Steven Smith
I took a landscape class several months ago in April. As a result of the excellent class, I asked for a referral to help with my landscape project.  I was provided with the name of Erik von Koehe, owner of Stepping Stone Landscape Design. Erik just finished our project yesterday, and I can't say enough good things about him.  We worked together from the design drawings through the entire project. I believe it looks great. He was so considerate to make sure everything was just as I requested it to be done, including type of plants, color of rocks, placement of paver stones, etc. Erik was also very pleasant, knowledgeable, and helpful.  He was prompt in response to my emails and text messages.  Furthermore, Erik provided invaluable assistance in dealing with various neighbor and tenant issues.  I just wanted to note my appreciation. I would highly recommend him for anyone considering landscape design and yard improvements!
Kris Taugher
Kris Taugher
Fantastic experience working with Stepping Stone to completely transform our house from the existing turf into the desert landscape we had always wanted. Right off the bat they worked with us to understand exactly what we had in mind, and gave us great insight into what options made sense for our house. Throughout the project every step was communicated clearly, and any questions or concerns were answered immediately. We absolutely love the new view from our kitchen!