Driving across the bounty of the Coachella Valley, one can witness the living history of a family-owned and -operated company.
Founded in 1993 by Serafin Leon, the full-service offerings of Leon’s Landscaping are the result of humble beginnings, a hard work ethic, and constant attention to customer service.
“A lot of those tall, mature, skinny palm trees you see in Palm Springs — our dad, Serafin, used to work on those, climbing up on spikes to trim them,” says Jeanette Leon, landscape designer and the company’s chief brand officer.
As the valley has grown, so has Leon’s Landscaping.
Headquartered in Indio and with more than 100 employees, Leon’s proudly services the entire valley, with an expert focus on landscape consulting and design, tree trimming, and installations and maintenance. They also work with pavers, hardscape construction, concrete, iron fencing, and fireplaces, as well as operating their own on-site nursery, specializing in medjool date and Washingtonia filifera palms, along with cacti and citrus trees.
“We’re not a ‘mow and blow’ business; we’ve always had a much bigger vision,” Leon says. With no shortage of local landscape companies, she believes this vision has seen Leon’s Landscaping thrive amid this budding community.
From individual clients to bustling HOA and commercial landscape projects, the Leon family takes pride and pleasure in knowing your family. “We get to know our customers and build personal relationships with families,” Leon says.
Many patrons have been Leon’s Landscaping accounts for several decades, and in the price-conscious world of housing communities, their commitment to detail has seen a consistency in landscape partnerships. “We work with more than 20 local HOAs, many located in Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Indian Wells,” Leon says. “Some of these accounts we’ve had the pleasure of working with for more than a decade — and that’s pretty uncommon in the HOA world.”
Serafin Leon, founder, with daughters Jeanette Leon (L), landscape designer and chief brand officer and Irma Leon-Sanchez (R), contractor and landscape designer.
Recognizing the responsibilities of being sound environmental stewards, their efforts to conserve and be more efficient with the local water supply don’t come at the cost of aesthetics. “We have a big focus on pleasing appearances,” Leon says. “There’s, of course, a lot of the brown rock and cactus look in the region, which just isn’t all that inviting. So, we put an onus on evergreen plants, which adapt well to the desert, and we work with plants that are pollinators and flower year-round.”
As these colors bloom and the seeds grow, so does this family-owned company.
Leon’s proudly services the entire valley, with an expert focus on landscape consulting and design, tree trimming, and installations and maintenance.