This week we’re shining the spotlight on Michael Parsons, owner and president of Parsons Design Landscapes. Since starting the business in 1992, Michael has used his lifelong passion for design and building beautiful landscapes to create artwork in homes across San Diego county. In recent years he’s won several awards from the California Landscape Contractors Association and featured in some of the leading Southern California lifestyle magazines, adding to his steadily growing reputation.
La Jolla Blue Book: How did you get into landscape design work?
Michael Parsons: I’ve been intrigued by unique gardens, exterior spaces and plants since I was young. After graduation from St. Augustine High School, I had the fortunate opportunity to study in England. With the desire to follow my Grandfathers path of running a small company, I continued studying Landscape Design & Business while working in the industry. In 1992 after receiving degrees in landscape design, construction & maintenance, we opened our company and the rest is history.
La Jolla Blue Book: What keeps you excited and enthusiastic when it comes to work?
Michael Parsons: Creating unique residential landscapes and coming up with new ideas. Our Company is based on a passion for creating beautiful outdoor spaces by incorporating lush greenscape, unique water features and interesting hardscapes, highlighted with an imaginative use of decorative lighting & music. Customer satisfaction is a big one.
La Jolla Blue Book: What is trendy right now when it comes to people setting up their gardens and yards?
Michael Parsons: It’s all about outdoor living spaces, creative long-lived low water use gardens, eco-friendly resources and LED landscape lighting.
To see more of Michael’s work, follow the link to his website here.