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Scott Cohen, President

About The Green Scene

Green Scene Landscaping and Swimming Pools is a premiere landscape design and construction firm serving the greater Los Angeles area. We specialize in all manner of high-end landscape design and build, including resort-style swimming pools and spas, fireplaces and fire pits, outdoor kitchens, shade structures and much more.

Our History

The Green Scene originally started as a lawn care franchise serving the San Fernando Valley way back in 1969. A true “mom-and-pop” operation, today’s president Scott Cohen was only two years old at the time. Click Read More to find out how grandma inspired the name change, and Scott Cohen grew to be the famous celebrity designer he is today…

Our Services

Green Scene Landscaping and Swimming Pools provides just about any service you can imagine related to works with homeowners and others in a variety of ways.

Scott Cohen

Supervising Landscape and Pool Designer

Scott is an acclaimed landscape designer, author, and licensed contractor in landscape, pool and general construction whose award-winning work has been frequently showcased on HGTV and in numerous books and national magazines. A charismatic and entertaining speaker, Cohen is also the author of 10 design and construction books, including…

Tyler Clark

Landscape & Swimming Pool Designer

Tyler graduated from Rutgers with a degree in Landscape Architecture in 2006 and has worked in the landscaping industry for years

Ryan Kleefisch

Landscape & Swimming Pool Designer

A Southern California resident since birth, Ryan grew up in the family landscape business and started working on garden designs right out of high school back in 1996.  He satisfied his quest for plant knowledge over 4 years attending the horticultural landscape program at Ventura College.

Our Awards

The Green Scene has won many dozens of awards in a wide variety of categories, and from a wide variety of organizations, including Best Of Houzz, United Aqua Group, Pool And Spa News, Aqua Magazine, The Pool And Hot Tub Alliance, and more.

Our Books

As a highly-awarded and celebrated designer, builder and overall yard expert, the advice of Scott Cohen has been in high demand for many years. Fortunately, that advice is now available in print. Scott is the author of 10 design and construction books, including the award-winning Outdoor Kitchen Design Workbook, Poolscapes, The Candid Contractor, and Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits.

Our Videos

The Green Scene has dozens of professionally produced videos sharing all kinds of great advice for your backyard. Interested in pools? Decking? Landscape? Hardscapes? Exotic “Staycation” Backyards? Scott covers it all in a variety of videos created for HGTV, The Concrete Network, YouTube, and The Green Scene Landscape and Swimming Pools.

“Expert Witness” and “Construction Defect” Consultation Services

Scott Cohen is available for Swimming Pool and Landscape “Expert Witness Services” as well as expert “Construction Defect” Consultation Services, anywhere in the world.

Green Scene In The News

Widely recognized as an authority on swimming pool and landscape design, Green Scene Landscape and Swimming Pools has been featured in a variety of magazines. Our lead designer, Scott Cohen, is also frequently called upon to write informative articles on the same subjects.

Certifications, Associations and Qualifications

One of the easiest ways to determine the caliber of the contractor you are speaking with is to take a look at any associations they’ve joined, and any certifications they’ve obtained. Here at The Green Scene, we are active members of just about every industry organization related to swimming pools and landscapes.