"The absolute master of desert landscape & hardscape design"

Outside Views pulls it all together with unmatched style, class, and affordability.

Why Outside Views?

Owned and operated by Renee Schaefer, a landscape design master, teacher and consultant.  With experienced attention at generating forms to integrate with existing site assets and conditions, hardscape elements and plant material is specified with precision. Renee generates designs that suit the site and the project owner.  Outside Views fulfills Renee’s vision of a company that helps protect consumers from unknowledgeable and unscrupulous contractors.  Unaffiliated with any landscaping contractor or supply vendor, Outside Views offers advocate services that keep your project moving along smoothly and on-budget.

What We Do

Outside Views provides design services to the homeowner and can act as an advocate throughout the project, helping to ensure quality and cost control.  The menu of services includes (but is not limited to):

  • Initial Consultation (always free!)
  • Designs & Drawings to the level you need
  • Pool & Pond Design
  • Hardscape Design
  • Plant selection & compositions
  • Art in the landscape
  • Low/no water use gardens
  • Low maintenance landscapes
  • Xeriscape
  • Mediterranean Style
  • Lush Oasis Style
  • Pet-friendly landscape
  • …and much, much more!

Why an “Advocate”?

Many homeowners hire landscape professionals trusting their level of knowledge about the landscape work is sufficient.   This is often not the case.   Further, the majority of landscape design professionals have business connections with landscape contractors and materials suppliers.  These designers receive compensation from the contractor or supplier, which could represent a conflict of interest between the consumer and the designer. Outside Views will work for you exclusively.