Artemis Landscaping has been building gardens in the Seattle area for over 20 years.   We specialize in professional, creative workmanship for gardens with SOUL. We start with finding rapport with the client, design and budget your project accordingly, and build it with care.  We also work with general contractors and other  landscape designers.

Our work includes:

Patios and walkways of stone or concrete pavers.

Driveways: Concrete pavers for driveways, including certification by ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, and for the AquaPave permeable paver system.

Landscape irrigation systems, wood fences and arbors, landscape lighting.

Landscaping: All facets of soil preparation, planting, and lawns….all at a competitive price!

Dave Merrill, owner of Artemis Landscaping Seattle

Dave Merrill, owner of Artemis Landscaping Seattle

Dave Merrill

Owner, landscape designer, estimator, project manager, and landscape contractor.

When I was twelve years old I helped build a large Japanese-style garden. That was my introduction to the art of landscaping, and it initiated my life-long passion for the transformative power of gardens and landscaping.

I went on to study ornamental horticulture, and then landscape architecture at the University of Minnesota and the University of Washington.

After college, I decided to stay in Washington, swayed by the beauty of the area and the garden-friendly climate. I worked for a number of landscape firms, large and small, before starting my own landscaping business in 1990. My strength is in combining the creative eye of a designer with the practical, hands-on know-how and experience of a contractor.

As a small business owner, every single landscaping project gets my full personal attention. I limit the number of projects I have at any time. That way I can ensure a good connection with my clients, and the ability to fulfill the project goals, while enjoying the landscape building process.

When I revisit gardens I’ve built, and see how they’ve grown and matured with time, as well as becoming an integral and valued part of people’s daily lives, I feel tremendous satisfaction at having facilitated that transformative process.

Working with the earth, stone, wood, and plants is a magical alchemy and a meditation that makes landscaping enjoyable, and makes our human place on this garden planet a little bit better. I look forward to sharing the transformation!