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California Nativescapes

Santa Clara, CA 95051408-243-5663

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Earthcare Landscaping

21730 Stevens Creek Blvd Ste 102B
Cupertino, CA 95014408-871-2792

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Magic Gardens Landscaping

6114 La Salle Ave #321
Oakland, CA 94611510-420-1328

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ABC Landscaping

138 Ricardo Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611510-428-9158

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East Bay Wilds

1972 36th Ave
Oakland, CA 94601510-409-5858

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Four Dimensions Landscape

2928 Poplar St
Oakland, CA 94608510-893-1919

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Garden Architecture

931 Pardee St
Berkeley, CA 94710510-525-9517

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Jody Stix Garsia Landscape Architect

1750 7th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062831-464-3652

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Kim Raftery

Palo Alto, CA 94036650-856-8733

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Landsystems Landscapes

3113 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063650-851-2793

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Lazar Landscape Design and Construction

2884 Ettie St
Oakland, CA 94608510-444-5195

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SY Landscape and Design

470 Edinburgh Cir
Danville, CA 94526925-831-1348

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Wild Natives

San Francisco, CA 94131415-672-7634

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A and B Landscape Design and Maintenance

570 Valdry Ct
Brentwood, CA 94513925-513-1899

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A Cut Above

PO Box 2673
Vacaville, CA 95696707-469-7566

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Ami Saunders

926A Diablo Ave
Novato, CA 94947415-322-8873

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Astrid Gaiser Design

2517 Nedson Ct
Mountain View, CA 94043650-224-2895

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Blair Landscape Services

Pleasanton, CA 94588925-250-0526

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Deanna Foster Garden Design

Aptos, CA 95003805-455-8428

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Deanna Glory Landscape Design

1498 Sanchez St
San Francisco, CA 94131415-695-9400

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