You have some big ideas for that yard of yours. The kind of ideas that are going to take more than just a lawn mower and some hedge clippers to bring to life. So you hire a landscape designer, tell them your ideas, and then anxiously await the results. And the results are a gigantic piece of paper filled with circles and some strange Latin words that would make Aristotle scratch his head. This wasn’t exactly what you had in mind. The truth is, legit landscape architecture isn’t about filling your property with grass and plants. It’s about creating space for living. For life.

Landform Design Group (LFDG) thinks about every inch and action of your outdoor environment to truly capture your vision. Do you want a spacious patio to host big gatherings or a private sanctuary to get away from it all? Is your pool meant for quiet seclusion or for cannonball competitions? Do you dream of warm summer nights sitting around a sparkling fire pit or cool winter nights cuddled up in front of a roaring outdoor fireplace? (We really like fire.)

It’s our job to know the answers—sometimes even before you know the questions. We see the soul of a space: its potential, its promise, its place in your everyday life. And our one-of-a-kind process goes like this:

You speak to us. Your site speaks to us. And we come back with a design meant to thrill your dreams, your realities, and yes, even your budget. lets you commit to the design package that feels best. Take advantage of our talents (Package 1: Custom landscape concept). Love us for our minds (Package 2: Ridiculously detailed construction plans). Or admire our brute strength (Package 3: We connect you with the best wholesale bids and skill sets, then coordinate the whole affair).

It’s a process that LFDG has been perfecting since 2003. A real lifestyle doesn’t just extend down the hallways. It extends out the doors. So you need somebody to sweat the big picture. The little details. And you’ll take comfort in the answers you hear.

Can you do the work yourself? Yes. Can we finish it in phases? Yes. Can you budget for extras later? Yes! Can we take care of everything? Yes. When you’re thinking about landscaping, go with the designers known for thinking all the details through. You’ll just have one thing left to say: Yessss!

Meet Your Professional Team


Founding Principal/Design Director

Drawing on over 14 years of passionate commitment to the profession of landscape architecture, along with over 22 years of construction management involvement, Jayson is the founding principal and design director at Landform Design Group. Through his professional experience Jayson has had the opportunity to work on a diversified range of project types that include urban renewal, park design, large scale planning, estate planning, and private residential gardens. Jayson philosophy is simple: “Creating a seamless connection between the designed and built environment”. Through this philosophy, and a commitment to excellence, Jayson has been able to lead the collaboration of distinctive landscapes and memorable environments for Landform Design Group.

Professional Background:
- MGB+A the Grassli Group, Salt Lake City, Utah_2000-2001
- Downing, Thorpe, and James Architects (DTJ Design, Inc.), Boulder, Colorado_2001 – 2003
- Landform Design Group (LFDG), Salt Lake City, Utah_2003 – Present

Key Projects:
- Over 40 Full Design/Management Projects
- Over 700 Design Development/Construction Documentation Projects
- ATI Titanium Headquarters/Facility – Tooele, UT
- Boulevard Gardens Multi-Family and Senior Housing
- The Grange, Broomfield, Colorado
- Pronghorn, POD 79, Bend, Oregon
- Deer Ridge Park, Draper, Utah (Suncrest Development)
- The Village Green Pocket Park at Suncrest, Draper, Utah
- Clyde Companies Corporate Headquarters, Orem, Utah
- Wollam Office Building – Sandy, UT
- Canterbury Inn Rooftop – Melbourne, Australia
- Draper Park Café – Draper, UT
- Kings Landing, Nephi, Utah
- Bloom Retail and Office Center, Bluffdale, Utah
- T.A.T.C. (Tooele Applied Technology College) with DFCM and USU Extension – Tooele, UT
- Alpine Arts Theatre – Alpine, UT


Office Manager

Deborah is an extremely valuable member of the Landform Design Group Team. As office manager to LFDG, along with our sister companies, LFDG CARE and LFDG FURNISH, Deborah plays a key role in client communication, office organization, along with multiple administration duties. She brings over 10 years of office management experience to LFDG, a passion for gardening, and a love of design. Her ability to handle multiple tasks, responsibilities, and personalities, allows her to keep the LFDG Studio running effectively and efficiently throughout the weeks.

Professional Background:

- Hanna Dental, Office Manager, Cottonwood Heights, Utah_2008-2012

- The Cicero Group, Center Manager/Executive Interviewer, Salt Lake City, Utah_2007-2008

- Norris Canyon Dentistry, San Ramon, California_2001-2006

- Landform Design Group (LFDG), Salt Lake City, Utah_2013 -- Present

- LFDG CARE, Salt Lake City, Utah_2013 -- Present

- LFDG FURNISH, Salt Lake City, Utah_2013 -- Present

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