About

You Dream it. We Make it Happen.

Grateful Gardens was founded in 2006 out of a passion for Truckee Lake Tahoe’s beautiful environment.  Founder Tim Critz and his team of landscape contractors and Truckee gardeners love to help clients realize their dream gardens and ideal home yards by designing, installing and maintaining custom outdoor environments.

Our specialized landscape construction and maintenance services encompass custom residential and commercial properties. Our breadth of services consists of most outdoor construction projects including: interlocking pavers, irrigation, water features, concrete masonry, rocks, plant materials and lawns. We have a a range of trades on our team to fulfill all needs, large or small.

Grateful Gardens is the dream business for Truckee owner Timmy Critz. Today, Grateful Gardens is a licensed landscaping company offering services to the Truckee/Lake Tahoe and surrounding communities.

Grateful Gardens’ landscape contractors and gardeners team uses a hands on approach to every job and has brought praise from Truckee Town municipal, Plumas Bank, Upshaw Cancer Center and Truckee River Shed Water Council.

We would be grateful for an opportunity to introduce ourselves and our work to you. Please contact us for more information or a free consultation (530) 550-9372.

About Timmy Critz

Tim CritzThe youngest of nine kids, with 5 sisters ahead of me, many outside chores fell to me. I grew up on a 1,000 acre dairy farm where my dad was always busy with some outdoor project. At first, mowing was a chore, but soon it became a love. There is something about straight lines of planting a wheat field or cut out of a turf surface that has stuck with me my whole life. My dad also had a ski hill and that old Tucker grooming machine provided a year-round chance at making more straight lines. Thus, when I moved to the Tahoe area, it was natural to landscape in the summers and groom in the winters. Fast forward 20 years, and Grateful Gardens is born from my childhood on the farm. I still love to play big machines or just shovel to create living art pieces and maintain them to perfection.