Cathy D’s is the premier landscape design and build company in Nevada County.

The team at Cathy D’s Landscapes has created and maintained beautiful landscapes since 1988.


Our experience with the local environment helps us to design, construct, and maintain your vision of your outdoor living space.

  • Landscape Design & Build
    Available in a Range of
    Design Styles
  • Water Features
  • Rock Gardens & Dry Stream
  • Retaining Walls
  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems
  • Sod or Seed Lawns
  • Decks/Pergolas/Deck Covers
  • Patio Kitchens & Fireplaces
  • Specialty Concrete Patios
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Enhancements & Renovations
  • Commercial Landscaping

Experience is Key

We take pride in offering a strong, experienced team that is dedicated to building beautiful landscape designs for over 30 years, fully insured and bonded for your protection.

Meet Cathy D

Cathy Dykstra was raised in the farm country of Wisconsin, graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with degrees in Geology and English and credentials to teach both subjects at the high school level. During her second year of teaching, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  After a year of chemo and radiation treatments, she was declared cured; however, she never went back in the classroom.

A Yearning for the Outdoors

Wanting to be outdoors, work hard and get healthy, she went to work for a landscape company and quickly fell in love with the art of landscape design. Enrolling in night school, she began taking classes in design, construction, and horticulture while working as a landscaper. After earning her contractor’s license, she started Cathy D’s Landscapes in 1988.

Calling Nevada City home since 1987.

Her first piece of equipment was a weed eater purchased from a local hardware store.  The business has since grown to become one of the largest and most successful landscape companies in Nevada County.

– Cathy Dykstra

Here for you.

Full bonded and insured for your protection.

Your trust is important to us. Fully bonded and insured so the less you worry, the more we're happy.

“Absolutely the best choice you can make for landscape maintenance or installation and that's unsolicited opinion.”


"Love your work Cathy.. I think we need you in Vacaville!!!!"