Have the Garden You Really Want

A Saturate Garden is less stressful for you, non-toxic for your family and good for the climate...

  A Saturate Garden in the Silver Lake Hills, with thriving native flowers, herbs & grasses!

A Saturate Garden in the Silver Lake Hills, with thriving native flowers, herbs & grasses!

 
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"I'm soooo glad I didn't drop $60K on a new landscape!"

"My career is pretty demanding and I travel quite a bit, so it's a blessing to not have to worry about my yard maintenance AT ALL. I always look forward to meeting up with Max each season and getting a tour of all the new growth (which I later show to my friends!). His passion is infectious! I had thought my only option was to drop $60K on a new landscape...I'm soooo glad I didn't! This process has been incredibly rewarding and the results are BREATHTAKING! Saturate grew my garden from a dusty barren space, to a California wonderland!"

— Charlie, Silver Lake, Los Angeles

 
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Hello!

My name is Max. I’m a G3-certified Gardener and the co-founder of Saturate, a small-team of fine-gardeners and stylists on a mission to revive and beautify California's landscapes.

Climate change has revealed serious flaws in how we treat our land here in Southern California, and most gardens and homeowners are suffering the consequences...

  Reconfiguring the irrigation on my client's 11-acre property in Palm Springs!

Reconfiguring the irrigation on my client's 11-acre property in Palm Springs!

Standing in our way of healthier yards, is a landscaping industry that's better at degrading life than supporting it and more likely to overwhelm clients than make their lives easier.

That's why I'm going to make it SO simple for you to have the garden you really want. 

  With Mayor Garcetti, whose initiative to cool down Los Angeles I absolutely love!

With Mayor Garcetti, whose initiative to cool down Los Angeles I absolutely love!

You don't have to go through the fuss of a major re-landscaping, take a million trips to Home Depot, or subject yourself to the total boredom of an irrigation audit...

You don't have to worry about what your groundskeeper is doing,  spend hours researching "drought-tolerant" plants, or wonder if your tree is sick...

Because you don't need an expensive, time-consuming and stressful hobby.

You just need a garden YOU LOVE, that you and your family can safely enjoy, that you know is non-toxic, healthy and aligned with your values. 

All you have to do, is show me your Pinterest Board!!!

 

Saturate Gardens are setting a new standard for sustainability, and the results are GORGEOUS!

   BEFORE & AFTER:  Charlie's garden had all the typical problems: depleted, dried-up soil, poorly pruned shrubs, and invasives running rampant. After a little Saturate TLC, it's now sprung back to life!

BEFORE & AFTER: Charlie's garden had all the typical problems: depleted, dried-up soil, poorly pruned shrubs, and invasives running rampant. After a little Saturate TLC, it's now sprung back to life!

 
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Start with a free Discovery Call!

 

Find out if a Saturate membership is right for your garden.  Book a free call with our Chief Field Guide, Max Kanter and let's talk about how to get you the garden you really want.

We are currently growing gardens in LA, OC, Ventura & Santa Barbara! 

 
 

FAQ

HOW DOES SATURATE DIFFER FROM A LANDSCAPE aRCHITECT?

A Saturate Garden doesn't require a lengthy design and build process, so it can be done at your pace and on your budget, working with what's already in your yard. We will heal your garden and make it more beautiful right away, but we also encourage you to sign up for on-going holistic maintenance to ensure your garden continues to grow and develop, and to alleviate the stress of problems that inevitably come up in a landscape.  

Traditionally the landscaping industry offers only expensive, elaborate landscape installs that are left to "mow & blow"  crews to maintain (poorly), while only high-end specialists are allowed to deal with complicated irrigation systems. We offer a simpler and more cost effective path to having a beautiful garden with functioning systems, where you can count on us to manage every aspect for you.

 

HOW MUCH DOES WORKING WITH SATURATE COST?

Depending on property size, current landscape condition and client desires, Saturate members generally invest between $2500 through $50,000 a year on their gardens. That includes additional labor, organic soil treatments, plants, materials, parts, customer service, etc.

 

DO I FIRE MY GROUNDSKEEPER?

No. Our typical recommendation is to put the current groundskeeper under our management and invest in a training session to elevate your routine 15-minute "clean-up." Saturate will be visiting your property on a less-frequent basis to perform in-depth, high-level gardening work, to make sure everything is healthy and functioning, and to keep the garden looking fabulous! 

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?

Being a holistic service, there are a lot of ways we can instantly beautify our clients gardens (potted plants, styling, groundcover, etc). However, the long-term goal is to develop a resilient, complete ecology, and that is a process that takes seasons and cycles, each of which is different. Right now, we are prepping clients to begin winter platings and reviving sun-baked soil to ensure a gorgeous spring!

New clients typically require a series of up-front sessions to stabilize their gardens, then we plan for ongoing visits every month, 2 months or every season depending on needs and wants. As your personal Field Guide and concierge, I will be in touch regarding any plans, visits and shopping requests! You no longer have to worry about what's going on with your groundskeeper or with your irrigation system, I'm on it. 

 

WHAT LOCATIONS ARE YOU CURRENTLY SERVING?

Based in Los Angeles, we are currently serving clients in the radial area, from Orange County up through Santa Barbara. Includes: Pasadena, Malibu, Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Montecito, Laguna Beach, Laurel Canyon, Long Beach, Venice, Santa Monica, Palos Verdes, etc. 


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ANY QUESTIONS? LET'S TALK! 

 
 

Going Beyond the "Mow & Blow" is the ONLY WAY to Have the Garden You Really Want!

Yes. A Saturate Garden requires a higher maintenance budget than what you're currently spending on a "clean-up crew." But just as we're willing to spend more on organic, locally-grown food to help fix our food system, we must invest in landcare as well.

  Pruning should always be done by hand, it's better for the plants! Mechanized tools are aggressive and polluting.

Pruning should always be done by hand, it's better for the plants! Mechanized tools are aggressive and polluting.

Here's why it's worth it to sign up with Saturate:

  • You have the potential to restore this incredible land we love, cool down our region by creating more shade and moisture, and heal our soil so it can to perform essential functions like sequestering carbon!

  • Nothing can compare to the energy, the beauty and the vibration of a truly healthy garden. 

  • You don’t need to be spending your time figuring out how to program an irrigation system, researching the best way to care for your plants, trying to communicate with your groundskeeper or shopping for hard-to-find and complicated-to-select sustainable materials. 

  • You deserve a gorgeous, non-toxic space you and your children can freely enjoy!

 You didn’t work so hard to buy a home in California just to be worrying about the yard... 

  Planning wildflower meadows for clients at the Theodore Payne Foundation!

Planning wildflower meadows for clients at the Theodore Payne Foundation!

I’m proud to provide a high-touch, concierge-style service that makes being a landowner simpler than ever before.  

Our clients count on us for any and all garden needs, from lighting and furniture styling, to irrigation fixes and organic materials procurement, and of course selecting and planting new natives!

  I go to the irrigation store so you don't have to!

I go to the irrigation store so you don't have to!

 

The beauty of having a Saturate Garden is that this complex, living landscape is something you get to enjoy, without being responsible for.

You can rest easy knowing every aspect of your garden's care is being handled by an expert! 

 

 

Start with a free Discovery Call!

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Let's find out what's going to be the best way for you to have the garden you want, based on your desires and budget.

I'm here to discuss your vision, advise solutions and tell you more about what we can do...

If it's a good fit, we'll schedule your first on-site session to begin the process of creating your dream garden right away!

 

Click the button below to schedule your free call with me!

 

— Currently serving select properties in LA, OC, Ventura & Santa Barbara


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ANY QUESTIONS? LET'S TALK! 

 
 

4 Ways Saturate is Going Beyond the "Mow & Blow"

1. Natural, life-supporting care replaces aggressive, polluting and toxic maintenance

SATURATE WAY

Our team comes periodically for intensive 3 hour sessions to perform essential seasonal projects and soil treatments, including feeding the plants with nutrient-rich compost tea and pruning with hand-tools.

OLD WAY

Clean up crew or groundskeeper comes for 15 minutes a week, cuts everything into painful shapes with polluting gas-powered tools, blows leaves around, and pumps the soil full of toxic, synthetic fertilizer.

 

2. Watering is attuned to specific plants and preserves moisture in the soil

OLD WAY

Mis-configured sprinklers water plants for arbitrary amounts of time every day. There’s probably a leak, but your groundskeeper isn't telling you about it. Some plants are drowning, others are thirsty, but no one can figure out what's really going on.

SATURATE WAY

We'll create a custom watering plan, install and manage your new smart controller, and supplement with gentle hand watering. Sprinklers are functioning and monitored, while swales and rain barrels ween the land off of imported water altogether.

 

3. Mass-market plantings are replaced with expertly selected natives

SATURATE WAY

We expertly selects natives suited to your taste, considering all the essential factors: placement, timing, watering and much more. Plant and soil health are routinely monitored to ensure success. 

OLD WAY

Big-box stores and nurseries sell misinformed homeowners mass-grown plants that aren't well-suited for their land. Improperly placed and cared for, new plantings rarely survive or do well.

 

4. Cheap shortcuts are eradicated with conscious investment

OLD WAY

After paying a ton for landscaping, homeowners expect to spend as little as possible caring for their land, relying on unskilled labor to implement quick-fixes and short-cuts. Degraded life and expensive mistakes are the norm, stressful for both the land and homeowners.

SATURATE WAY

Homeowners invest in excellent holistic care for their land because they understand the real estate value of a healthy beautiful garden, and the ecological impact they want to have. Without the burden of management, they can relax and enjoy their garden.

 
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Have the garden you LOVE!

Now is the time to prep for a gorgeous spring...

Book your free call with Max to get started!

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ABOUT SATURATE

We provide holistic Garden Care for conscious homeowners who desire for their land to be beautiful and have a positive environmental impact.  Our land management membership allows you to rest easy knowing your soil is healthy, your systems are working effectively (without wasting resources!), your groundskeeper is up to speed, and your plants are in good hands. 

 

OUR MISSION

adapting together

Our community is committed to doing what's good for the planet, first and foremost in our own backyards. Together we are raising the bar for landcare in Southern California and beyond, leading the way toward a verdant and resilient future.