Habitat & DeVries

(Landscape Architect)

Habitat & DeVries
License: 669273
PO Box 943
Alamo, California
Voice: (925) 279-3006


  • “Our backyard was a disaster until Omar came in! After seeing four of his other landscapes, we decided that he was our designer. The project turned out exactly the way we wanted, and on budget. It’s so good that our garden was featured in the Contra Costa Times!”

  • “The small back yard of our new home was a combination of hardpack clay and weeds. Omar’s landscaping plan gave us exactly what we were looking for, a great yard that’s exciting, inviting, and comfortable, and that we use all year.”

  • “Omar is a class act. He does a superior job and he and his crew are extremely considerate. We’ve developed a great relationship in the six years we have been using him at our home in Alamo.”

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At Habitat and DeVries, the artistic and aesthetic considerations of garden design are paramount. Whether your existing landscape has matured to the point where it now needs correction, or you’ve just moved into a new home on a bare lot, owner Omar Khorsheed can visualize the big picture that will tie your home into its natural environment.

Holder of a B.A. in Landscape Architecture from U.C. Berkeley, Omar will help you design, plan, and then install a cohesive landscape in which all the components—house, garden, trees, planting, and garden structures—all flow together.

“With careful, tasteful staging,” Omar explains. “we can enhance even the most architecturally modest home.

“We start by emphasizing the approach to the house, and making the most of its setting and possible views.

“We use the best of your site’s existing features, before adding new planting, stone patios, concrete surfaces, rock walls, arbors, lighting, and open spaces for dining or children’s play. Finally we bring in the picturesque details: a simple bench nestled in a corner, or a trickling fountain. Our goal is to create a ‘California Garden,’ one which uses native materials and plants suited to our Mediterranean climate.”

After talking with you and surveying your site, Omar will suggest design possibilities, taking into account your life-style, your home’s value, and your budget.

“Our prices are competitive,” he says. “While we can design and build basic landscapes, we focus on more high-end projects for discerning clients who can appreciate and benefit from the complete range of services we offer.”

In business locally for 25 years (10 under Omar’s ownership) Habitat and DeVries has designed and installed numerous showcase landscapes throughout the County. Omar will gladly take you on a tour of those he has designed and built in your neighborhood. He will give you references, a free consultation on your property, and if you wish, a detailed design proposal.

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