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COURTESY PHOTOGRAPHY Outdoor Oases Bradley Landscape creates magnificent al fresco spaces for three decades requiring four people for two hours a week to those requiring five people for an entire day. In terms of construction, Bradley Landscape also oversees the design and installation of woodwork and lighting and is well versed in working with HOAs and developers. Depending on complexity and cost, projects can take anywhere from a few months to a full year. "We are a design-build company, which means we bridge the gap between designer and client. During construction we are the primary point of contact, which helps ensure the project runs smoothly," says Albo. As for design, English garden and tropical themes remain popular, though depending on the home, Albo says some homeowners prefer subtropical and Mediterranean motifs. e biggest changes Albo has seen in landscaping recently have to do with technology, with smartphones offering a convenient way to control lighting and irrigation. Over the past five years, Bradley Landscape has won numerous awards including the prestigious 2022 California Landscape Contractors Association Sweepstakes Award for best project overall. When it comes to the final product, Albo says, "We believe landscapes should be beautiful, lush, durable, and hassle- free. Our customers shouldn't need to be experts in landscaping to sustain a beautiful garden." bradleylandscape.com BILL ABRAMS M IKE ALBO GRADUATED FROM Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in landscape architecture right at the start of the 2008 recession. It was hard to find work and Albo resorted to knocking on doors, speaking with anyone who would take the time to meet with him. at is how he found his way to Bradley Landscape, a Leucadia- based landscape construction and maintenance company founded by Brad Woodford in 1989. Woodford gave Albo a chance, and the two worked together for the next 13 years, creating and maintaining exquisite gardens and outdoor spaces throughout Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Del Mar, and coastal North County. Albo bought the business, which now has more than 50 employees, in 2022, and credits those employees for the company's success. "ey are the face of the company, the ones who interact with our clients on a daily basis," he says. "People who feel appreciated take pride in their work. ey give their best, and I make sure our employees have an opportunity to grow with the business just like I did." Bradley Landscape has two divisions, construction and maintenance, enabling the company not only to oversee the installation of landscaping, hardscaping, and pools and spas, but to also maintain those spaces once they are complete. With more than 80 accounts and three work crews, Bradley Landscape maintains a range of properties, from those Indulge home ranchandcoast.com 92 SEPTEMBER 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE

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