Meet Owner David Bengtson
In Central Arkansas, one of the leading choices for landscape solutions for the last two decades has been Bengtson Landscape. A respected landscape designer, company owner David Bengtson is recognized for his unique designs and quality work.
David Bengtson, one of the most talented landscape designers in Central Arkansas, learned his trade from the ground up – literally. The soft-spoken Arkansan references the state’s native flowers, shrubs and trees like they’re his good friends, and is as happy on his computer designing everything from small, intimate projects to elaborate designs that are part of large-scale projects.
Perhaps that’s because landscaping is in his blood. His grandfather was “a green thumb,” and David remembers noticing his landscaping designs when he was only eight – like the intricate brickwork that lined the flowerbeds at his home in Bryant. David’s entry into landscaping came in high school, when he worked at a nursery, memorizing species of plants. Later he studied under the respected landscape architect Mark Porter, who provided David experience in design, maintenance, sprinkler installation, overseeing crews of landscapers and managing large, wholesale nurseries.
Bengtson Landscape has now been in business more than 20 years, with David creating inspiring landscape designs that boast intricate rock work, lighting and water features combined with creative plantings of flowers, shrubs and trees. He oversees his crews – working alongside them – until his vision becomes perfection. That’s what sets Bengtson Landscape apart from the others. When you hire Bengtson Landscape, you see David – every day – ensuring every “i” is dotted and “t” is crossed and no short cuts are taken.
His long list of contacts mean he’s on a first-name basis with the best growers in the state, and that he will plant the finest Japanese Maples from Oregon or the most gorgeous Magnolias and Crepe Myrtles from Southern Mississippi. He listens to you to make sure your preferences are incorporated into your design, then brings in the preeminent plants, trees, water features or stones to bring it to life.