Greener Way Associates

Denise Friese


Lets change the world one garden at a time.

Custom Landscapes and Water Gardens – Design, Consultation, Teaching, Installation and Specialty Maintenance.

I work hand-in-hand with my clients to help them create their “Dream Yard” while also making it a more eco-friendly environment. With over 30 years of hands-on organic, environmentally-based, practical plant experience I have the knowledge to help you do anything you want in your yard.

Design and choose the right plants; grow your own delicious, organic food (veggies, fruit, herbs, chickens); enjoy and help out our fellow creatures (butterflies, hummers and other birds, bees, etc); reduce your water use (drip, soaker, new low volume sprinklers, etc); grow privacy hedges or create outdoor “rooms” and little secluded areas; remove your lawn and create wandering paths through beautiful plants; and much more!

If you can imagine it, I can help you create it. For more info or to contact me by phone please leave a message (310) 712-1248 or email me at

Owner of Custom Landscapes and Water Gardens B.A. 1981 Environmental Studies and Aquatic Biology, UCSB Certified Master Gardener, UCLA Common Ground Program Over 30 years of practical, organic, environmental, plant experience.