Problem yards are our specialty!

A consultation allows us to understand your immediate and long-term landscape goals. We also address any questions and concerns, while presenting viable options to suite your taste and budget.


A custom design will transform your outdoor area into livable space. We are known for our ability to design master plans that can be carried out over an extended period of time.


Under the direction of our experienced designers, the landscaping/build team installs plant materials, builds courtyards, arbors, pools, and installs hardscapes with quality materials.


Maintenance includes pruning to reshape and encourage new growth, thinning out overgrowth, correcting problem areas due to poor lighting or drainage, and servicing your lawn.

About Us

Exterior Designs, Inc. is a full-service design, build and maintenance landscaping contractor offering architectural planning that concentrates in problem solving for outdoor living areas. Our specialty is affordably transforming unpleasant outdoor areas into additional living space. We also work as landscaping contractors and enjoy the opportunity to team up with commercial or residential builders and architects. Learn more

We accommodate all budgets by working in phases, selecting valuable materials and customizing payment plans. Drastically improving your residential or commercial property with landscaping, paving, lighting or the addition of a pool, courtyard, outdoor kitchen or even a pergola not only enhances your outdoor landscape, but also increases your property’s resale value. Learn more

Beverly Katz, Landscape Designer and Owner of Exterior Designs, has experience ranging from the landscape renovation of Washington Artillery Park in the French Quarter to being chosen as a featured participant on HGTV’s Landscapers’ Challenge. As Vice President of Parkway Partners of New Orleans, Beverly enjoys the opportunity to enhance her community. Learn more

What our Clients are Saying…

Beverly Katz of Exterior Designs, Inc. performed the layout, design and architecture for my garden when I moved into my home some four years ago. The residence is a Frank Lloyd Wright design and Beverly coordinated the drainage, concrete work, irrigation, lighting and all of the planting and ground cover. Also implemented were two fountains and a grand gazebo. The garden was magnificent from the day she delivered it to us and now in its maturity, it presents with even greater grandeur. Moreover, Beverly and her staff have maintained and seasonally groomed the garden with skill and devoted interest. On a personal note, it’s been a pleasure to work with Beverly and she is always available and ready to resolve any problem related to bringing perfection to our home. Every room in our house has a large window view of the garden, so even if we never step outside, we see the landscape all day and all evening. We never draw a shade or curtain. Her work brings us pleasure and is a wonderful addition to our every day.
EdwardNew Orleans, LA | Lakeshore Parkway
I admire Beverly Katz’s work. Walking around my neighborhood and seeing a well landscaped yard is a pleasure. Much of Uptown has very limited space for a front garden. It is hard to imagine how Beverly creates such a lush, rich look in such small spaces. The older homes are fabulous. That is what I love about New Orleans and my house. They have problems- lack of off street parking, narrow driveways, awful sidewalks, bad drainage. Beverly is the best when it comes to this. I think the magic comes from Beverly putting so much of herself into the project.
Suzette L.Uptown | New Orleans, LA
What a morale booster! I have been putting off getting the yard in shape after the winter because I really don’t have the motivation. I called Exterior Design and had them come clean out the beds, trim everything back and add fresh mulch. What a difference. I have been motivated to buy new potted plants to add to the front yard. Now it looks great!!! I decided I was going to attack the back yard last weekend. When I went out there Saturday morning, I decided to have Exterior Design give me an estimate on doing the basics in the back yard. There is nothing like a clean, up- kept yard to energize you. I am so happy I made this decision. I am not sure how many sales people they have but ask for Beverly, she was really easy to work with on this project.
Richard BorneNew Orleans, LA
I loved your newsletter. Let me add – you did a fantastic job solving the drainage problem I inherited 10 years ago when I purchased my house in Algiers, LA. Now I have a beautiful garden and not a drop of standing water. YOU ARE A GENIUS – and you may always say that I said so.
Bonnie WarrenHome & Garden EditorNew Orleans Magazine | Louisiana Life Magazine
Professional, Dependable, Focused, Flexible, Helpful are just a few ways to describe Beverly Katz.  My husband and I worked with Beverly for approximately one year on our patio/pool/landscaping project.  She was always easy and pleasant to work with on every aspect of our home improvement project, which included her coordination with tree companies and knowledge about removing trees; removal of our old patio, including shrubs, concrete tiles, walkways, old fence, etc.; coordination and knowledge regarding resurfacing a pool and the decking around the pool; installation of a new fence, wooden and iron; her experience and ideas regarding new landscaping, etc.  Beverly was always and still is available when you need help with anything regarding your yard or patio.  She offers ideas about what will work and what will not work, offers assistance to her customers after storms, or in preparation of storms, and goes above and beyond the call of duty to see that everyone is taken care at all times.  I can only say nice things about Beverly.  She is always on time and very respectful of others and doesn’t slack on the job, makes sure that everything discussed is taken care of and dealt with.  Her organization skills are excellent.  She is always on time for meetings and schedules others to join in when necessary to cover many aspects of the project to save additional time down the road.  Beverly comes highly recommended by us!  She is truly a devoted and dedicated landscape professional and I completely recommend her to everyone looking to take on a landscaping project of any magnitude.
Karen & Keith Colvin
My front and back yards make staying home or coming home from a trip so, so pleasurable. Mike, Ziggy and Dale were exemplary in their work ethic and knowledge.  I have been delighted with your selection of plants and their placement. Thank you for making my life even happier than ever!
Marti SkipperResidentialNew Orleans, LA
The house I bought in the Bywater area was terrific except for the back yard. Pretty quickly I knew I needed to do something. Thankfully I was referred to Beverly Katz with Exterior Designs. She evaluated my small outdoor space and worked with me to address my needs. I wanted not only to beautify the area, but I was also wanting to improve privacy. The blending of an outdoor cedar pergola with a lush garden and trees and a brick patio was perfect for my needs. I now have a the outdoor retreat that I needed and I am proud to show off my yard. Beverly works with some of the best for hard surface installation and landscaping.
Richard T.Bywater | New Orleans, LA
After a series of cheap landscape jobs and failed do-it-yourself attempts at creating a beautiful yard, we finally decided to call some professional landscapers. After meeting with several well-known names, we decided on Exterior Designs. What set them above the rest was that we could see Ms. Katz’s passion for her work through her extensive knowledge and creative ideas. She and her team worked with us on every small detail during the planning process, and when the work started, Beverly was there every day to make sure everything was going smoothly. We went from a backyard with no defined space to a gorgeous patio with a pergola, fountain, and beautiful trees, plants, and flowers surrounding it. We could have never done this ourselves, and we thank Beverly and her wonderful crew at Exterior Designs for their hard work in making our backyard a true oasis!
Tara J.New Orleans, LA