“We moved to the Outer Sunset to have a little more space for our son to run around. The backyard of our place was full of pea gravel and the typical concrete slab that you see in typical Outer Sunset backyards. We looked through multiple designers, contractors, etc., and decided to go with David and Inside Out.
Our overall goal was to maximize the backyard space for play, add bike storage, benches for seating, tropical plants, and a grill space. We went through a couple of design iterations with David. He had great recommendations on plants, great thoughts on design, and was flexible on the fly.
We originally were trying to save some existing plants moving them to another location but I am glad we cleared everything out and started with a clean slate. We were also thinking about a raised garden but decided to go with storage benches, another decision I am glad we made.
His team took out all the pea gravel, jackhammered and removed the concrete slab, removed sand/dirt accordingly, removed all existing plants/trees.
His team was very professional, they arrived/left at the same time every day.
We added two benches with storage which was a great hit during many play dates having multiple places for adults and kids to seat/play. We also store various toys, gym equipment (weights for me), bbq items in plastic containers so they do not get wet with the morning dew or rain. The bike storage unit is practically waterproof. Everything stays cool and dry even when it pours in the winter. The turf is still flat, with no crazy gopher mounds like you get elsewhere in the Outer Sunset (they installed gopher wire below the turf).
Podocarpus Elongatus (ice tree)
Giant Birds of Paradise
Inside Out also does maintenance and guarantees the plants for the 1st year. We have them come out monthly and have had them replace some of the smaller plants as some did not last. All of the large plants and trees are doing great along with the Giant Birds of Paradise.
We also had Inside Out build us a trash bin area out front after they finished the backyard.
Everything looks great! Many of our neighbors and friends have commented on how great our backyard looks. We even got a nice note from a neighbor we did not know saying how he enjoys waking up with the view of palm trees out of his bedroom window.
We cannot be happier with the job David and his team has done. We highly recommend Inside Out!”