Gorgeous Gardens
Designed by Kathy


You CAN afford a beautiful yard.

My affordable rates and broad knowledge give the DIY owner a way to have a professional landscape.  Perfect for the DIY property owners in the greater Salem, OR area.  Not in the Salem area?  I  can do 'mail order' designs and consultation by working from a plot plan and photos of your property.   I will consult on existing landscape and specific plant challenges.

FREE One Hour Initial Site Visit in the Greater Salem, Oregon area.

My landscape design and scale plans are tailored to the DIY folks.

I create the landscape design  --  You do the installation or hire a grunt!

I measure and design custom, personal, scale landscape plans. I supply detailed customized plant lists with exact quantities of each plant species and their placement in the scale plan. 

You own the custom design and plant lists.

What's your style, what plants do you like or not like?  

How much time do you want to devote to yard maintenance?  

My custom landscape design is for you.  I can consult and make site visits at your request during the installation process.  I  can suggest money saving resources for plant purchases and phases of implementation to fit your finances and time constraints.  The custom design and plant lists will fit your individual budget, desires, needs, lifestyle, space, microclimates and complement your home. 

My DIY plans and plant lists are:




Eco friendly

Labor Saving

Drawn to scale

Low maintenance

Climate zone appropriate

Beautiful throughout the seasons

Shapes, textures and colors of the plants will enhance your property.

Mature plant sizes appropriate to your space will eliminate hours of pruning,

and retain plant beauty. 

DIY scale plans and landscape design drawn by bid or affordable hourly rate according to your needs.

Give me a call.


 before and after photos 

of my landscape designs in  

Malawi, Africa, Oregon, Washington, California and various parts of the US.

Kathy Marshall

32 years international experience in landscape designs
Gorgeous Gardens
Designed by Kathy