About Us

Who are we?

Poco Verde is a family owned, licensed, bonded, and insured pool builder and landscaper serving the greater Phoenix area.

Our Founder

The owner and founder of Poco Verde is Dave Owens, the "Garden Guy" of Channel 3 News. He is considered an expert on gardening in the desert southwest.

Our Tempe design center has been in the same location since our creation in 1979.

Dave Owens

Over 50,000 landscapes completed

Over 50,000 landscapes completed

Our services have also been used by several well known facilities, including:

  • The Boyce Thompson Arboretum
  • Phoenix Parks Department
  • Cardinals Training Facility
  • The Ahwatukee Country Club
  • Ocotillio Development
  • Gold Canyon Ranch and Golf Course
  • McDonalds
  • Burger King
  • Chevron
  • ADOT and more!
  • Our Partners

  • We landscape for several of
    Arizona's largest home builders:
  • D.R. HortonLennar
  • MeritageFulton
  • David WeekleyTaylorMorrison
  • LandseaKB Home
  • Ashton Woods
Pool 3D render

The Design Process

We offer to customers computer aided design layouts, 3D digitally modeled renders of proposed designs, and on-site landscape layouts.

Our team includes landscape architects, certified CAD modelers, and certified landscape designers.


We have also published three top-selling landscape books for sale at our office: Extreme Gardening, The Garden Guy, and Southwest Bug Guide.

Extreme gardening The Garden Guy Southwest Bug Guide

We've also developed a line of earth-friendly fertilizers which are sold in numerous nurseries and retail markets throughout the southwest.