Firmly Planted Designs

4.68 |14 Verified Ratings
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Firmly Planted Designs

4.68 | 14 Verified Ratings
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3469 Laurel Vale Drive
Studio City, CA 91604
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Firmly Planted Designs

Whether it is a pot, a balcony, a patio or a backyard, Firmly Planted Designs, creates gardens of the soul! Before we start any job we always begin with one question. How will this space make you feel? We believe that a garden is like the soul. The seeds you plant are the love. The plants you choose are the life and the soil is the beautiful, black blanket that keeps it all nurtured, growing and healthy. Firmly Planted was created out of love, consciousness and the knowing that when you surround yourself with beauty, nature, style and flow you will feel good. When you feel good you are good! I am Alicia Blas, the creator of Firmly Planted. I am a Master Gardener (Florida, Michigan, California and New Mexico). A garden and product designer and a Landscape Stylist. We are a bilingual company and are happy to serve both our English and Hebrew Speaking communities!


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Service Area

  • Los Angeles
  • Van Nuys
  • North Hollywood
  • Glendale
  • Burbank
  • Northridge
  • Sherman Oaks
  • San Fernando
  • Encino
  • Beverly Hills
  • West Hollywood
  • Studio City
  • Valley Village
  • Tarzana
  • Mission Hills
  • Panorama City
  • Reseda
  • Granada Hills
  • Sun Valley
  • Toluca Lake
  • North Hills
  • Pacoima
  • La Crescenta
  • Tujunga
  • Verdugo City
  • Porter Ranch
  • Valencia
  • Universal City
  • Santa Clarita
  • Sunland
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Services Offered

Designers & Decorators
  • Landscape Designer

Areas of Expertise

  • Designer - Landscape
  • Designer - Landscape - For Business
  • Stage a Home
  • Designer - Feng Shui
  • Master Gardener California

Quick Facts

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Bilingual


In Business Since: 2005
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Home Staging Graduate
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Business Overview

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because The past 10 year long, strange and glorious journey has led me and Firmly Planted through homes, office buildings- inside and out, city streets, catalogs and even a few TV shows. Products from turf- pillows, address numbers and rugs. Interior and exterior plant-scaping and home staging. We are about planting seeds of love- all kinds: We give it, we get it, we dig it we spread it! We are proud to be Firmly Planted and we want to help you be proud to be the same! ..

We started in this industry in 12.

We describe our business as Up and coming

What makes Alicia and Firmly Planted so different than any other garden designer and installer?

I, Alicia Blas, am a Master Gardener, product and garden designer. I FEEL it!


Firmly Planted Designs

My Work
12 Projects
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5.0   |  
Review by in Calabasas, CA
Alicia helped us articulate a vision for our backyard and moved heaven (well maybe, not heaven) to make it happen. She asked the right questions that helped us ramble on about the feelings we wanted to create, listened well, and translated our interests that into soft and hardscape designs that tell our Story oh so well. Her flexibility to weave and roll as we considered her ideas and as the landscaping came out of the ground delivered an environment to be enjoyed for many years.
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Review by in Van Nuys, CA
If you are looking for fantastic landscapers, then look no further!!! Alicia and Cesar are the BEST!!!! Everything about the experience was beyond my expectations. Initially, I was looking for landscaping just around the house. But I was so happy with the job that they did, they did the landscaping around the property. and then did the lighting throughout the yard. Alicia's knowledge of plants is remarkable! She brought plants that I had never seen before and fell in love with!! Cesar and his crew did a great job too! They were there every morning at 7am. Never late and never a no-show. The budget was right in line what what I was comfortable with. and she came in right on budget. My only disappointment was that I didn't have another property that they could work their MAGIC on. They created a paradise for me!!!! I can't thank them enough!!!
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Review by in Burbank, CA
Alicia, Cesar and Crew were AMAZING! Alicia knew exactly how to transform our sad sandlot that we never used into a beautiful oasis that we love to sit and enjoy on a daily basis now. Her vision was just spot on! The crew was here on time every day, kept everything very clean and actually completed the job within the time frame promised! (WHAT A CONCEPT!) Alicia knows everything about the plants, flowers and trees and Cesar is amazing with his knowledge of anything else needed - including a gorgeous pergola they built for us. We absolutely highly recommend Firmly Planted for any yard or landscaping projects.
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Review by in Granada Hills, CA
Alicia was wonderful to work with to transform our front courtyard and backyard into a beautiful garden setting. We moved in to our house over 18 years ago and the landscape was "meh" but we never really did much with it. Over the years, the old cracked pond and fountain became a hazard and the whole area in front of our porch looked desolate. Our backyard was more of a case of benign neglect. After a dangerous fall caused by the old pond in the front, we decided we needed to take all of it out and try and make the area look nice. I entered my project in Angie's List and Alicia was the first company to call me. She was very easy to talk to, and after comparing the bids of 3 other companies, I chose Firmly Planted for the job since they could do both the removal of the old rocks and concrete and put in a landscape design. She also had some great ideas for our neglected corner in our backyard as well as taking care of some items that needed to be done and repair a gate and brace a wood fence.. The estimate was VERY fair for the amount of work that was done. The workers arrived promptly Monday morning and were done by Thursday afternoon with all the debris cleaned up along with some additional trimming that I added to the job since they were already there. I am VERY happy with my new gardens in the front and back, the repair work that was done, and the quickness and ease that this project, that I have been dreading for over a decade, was completed.
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Review by in Los Angeles, CA
Alicia and her staff were a joy to work with. She immediately understood my vision and far exceeded my expectations! I am in awe of her creativity and her love of her job. Can't wait to hae her back to work more magic.
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Review by in Los Angeles, CA
Alicia and Cesar did an incredible job on my yard. I moved in about a year ago and have been taking my time doing upgrades and changes to my home. Basically I had a patch of dirt and difficulty even walking along my property because of the slope. They made my property more level so I can enjoy my yard. They added a ton of color and beautiful smells and made sure to walk me through the upkeep to keep it healthy and to continue to grow. Here is the rub....Alicia's personality is awesome and she takes pride in her work. And Cesar and his team work hard and they were in and out of my home within a week which is what they promised. She stayed within budget and has utterly transformed my place. So I couldn't be happier with the service I received. I would recommend her company to anyone. Regardless of the size of the project they are a great team. In short, they care, they are professional, they do what they say and they delivered on what I had hoped for my yard. I feel very lucky that we matched up on Home Advisor.
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Review by in Van Nuys, CA
We had the pleasure of working with Alicia again on our front yard after being completely knocked out by what a beautiful job she did on our backyard. Amazing! We couldn’t be happier with Alicia and Cesar and ​t​he​i​r awesome crew. Professional, talented, ​knowledgeable, and ​wonderful to work with. Again, Alicia listened to us and understood the kind of feeling we were looking for and suggested plants to work for us​ and our budget​. We are fans! W​e only wish we had another yard for her to work on!
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Review by in North Hollywood, CA
Working with Alicia is a dream come true! Our yard was a patch of dirt. She transformed our front yard into a relaxing drought tolerant garden! Out of all the landscape designers, Alicia understood our vision. Her personality stood out from the crowd. She is passionate about her job. She is also fun to talk too! Once we agreed with the final design, the work was fast and professional. The crew prepared the ground and plants came in and the hard scape finished off the main work. Now our front yard is one of the best in the neighborhood. Thanks to firmly planted designs. We can’t say enough good things for Alicia and her crew. I think our neighbors would agree too.
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Review by in Sherman Oaks, CA
I LOVE my yard!! Alicia took my small budget and made my yard look absolutely stunning. She is an artist and designed something that is so ME and feels so good. She's fast and it was an effortless process. I can't recommend her highly enough!
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0.5   |  03-19-2018
Review by Malayne D. in Los Angeles, CA
Destroyed existing planting . Did not have resources to supply quality plants. Yet charged for shopping. Sent pics. of old half dead plants. This was prep for a big fundraiser party. Obviously quality and looks were important.! When asked what she could do about her mistake....she did not know.
Response by Firmly Planted Designs: I feel awful that this went in this direction. This lovely woman's tree had not been shaped in many years. There was no way to "sort of do it". and after I gave her a big cleanup this is what I received....." fwd: Looking so good. ..thanks so much. ? until the lavender wasn't blue enough and the gardenias weren't large enough in the very first week of March. I only wish I could make everybody happy all the time!
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