My name is Tom Piergrossi and while I'm relative newcomer to Hawaii having moved here in 2009, I had a well-established landscape design and installation company in Southern California for over 20 years. After visiting the Islands for more than several decades, I decided to make the move to the Big Island. As a big lover of tropical plants I couldn't have chosen a better place to live and work. After living in the coastal deserts of Southern California for more than thirty years, it's a joy to live in a climate with regular rainfall. While some of the plants are different here, the design principles remain the same. I focus on naturalistic design and maintenance. I prune trees and shrubs using a technique called lacing, which maximizes light and air circulation, reducing disease and insect problems, while at the same time minimizing maintenance. In a tropical climate like Hawaii, it’s even more important to make proper plant selections as the plants grow very fast here and maintenance considerations are critical.
As an award winning landscaper, I want to bring my expertise in sustainable design principles to the Islands. I pride myself on appropriate plant and hardscape choices to accomplish my client’s wishes. At the same time I want to empower them with the knowledge to make good decisions about their own landscapes.