The secret to our success is our knowledgeable, proactive, professional management. We provide a proven methodology of attention to detail, quality of materials and follow through on all the projects we manage. Uncompromised integrity.
CLI specializes in full service architectural landscape construction and hands-on total concept landscape maintenance. We practice state of the art sustainability techniques and value technological training for all staff members. We employ the most current horticultural practices which improves plant health, increases soil biology and reduces water consumption. CLI strives to protect the environment through the constant use of integrated pest management strategies and future-friendly products before any chemical intervention. Our competitively priced total concept approach with one vendor, one responsibility and one monthly invoice creates an ease of responsibility and accountability unsurpassed.
"Knowledgeable landscape management adds value faster than it adds cost."
Jeffrey D. Powers.
According to the Gallup Survey, The simple truth is that "a professionally managed landscape adds value and curb appeal." Money Magazine recently reported "that a well maintained and landscaped property increases the landscape investment value by up to 200%." Realtor Micheal Lavine, based in Santa Cruz, writes that "most buyers (and renters) form a strong impression within the first 60 seconds... Curb appeal. How your property looks upon first approach from the street is paramount." Your property is a "product" and "needs to jump off the shelf." Properties that "stand out with great curb appeal... sell," or experience higher occupancy rates.
Our projects have been featured numerous times in Sunset magazine, Laguna Beach Magazine, LUXE magazine, Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Francisco Chronicle, L.A.Times, Wall Street Journal, and various trade magazines. Several hard cover publications have also featured our work including the cover and featured article for Outdoor Kitchens by Amanda Lecky, Native Gardens For Dry Climates by Andy Wasowski, The Secret Gardens of Laguna Beach by David Duncan and Sunset's Western Landscaping Book, edited by Kathleen Brenzel. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation recently featured a segment on their Nightly News broadcast regarding our sustainable horticultural installations and management strategies, highlighting our ability to create and maintain site sensitive gardens unique to the industry.
Founder and driving force behind CLI is Jeffrey D. Powers. His staff is constantly meeting with clients, project managers and architects, and that CLI 'concierge' style guarantees their satisfaction.
In addition to being an award winning State Licensed Contractor and State Licensed Herbicide and Pesticide Management Specialist, Powers is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. CLI is additionally licensed to install WEATHERTRAK, Satellite adjusted Irrigation Controllers, EZFLO, the Automatic Fertilization and Critter Control System, and is certified by RAINBIRD IRRIGATION in design and installation.
Historically, Jeff has served his community as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Laguna Beach. As a result of his keen visual abilities and his strong design aesthetics, the City Council appointed him to their Design Review Board. Powers has proudly served as a Board Member for Laguna Greenbelt Inc., Friendship Shelter Inc., Shanti Inc. of Orange County, and Village Laguna Inc. He has also served on many City of Laguna Beach Task Force projects, including the Fire and Safety Task Force, the Landscape and Street Tree Master Plan Task Force, and the Corporate Yard Relocation Plan Task Force. His concern for the environment as well as his work are well known among clients and peers.
Let Jeff's CLI’s worry-free landscape management strategy and conservative fiscal
management skills, knowledge and ability bring landscape artistry into your life.