Sustainable Yet Great Looking Lawns by SB Evolution, Ashley Farrell, GLS Companies, Solis Landscaping
Lawns: the bane yet essence of every homeowner’s property value and curb appeal. They are a place for kids to play, pets to run about—so necessary for outdoor living, yet difficult to maintain and controversially harmful to the environment. Their need for fertilizing, watering, mowing (which is hard to do without contributing to air pollution) makes them a high-maintenance necessary evil. Especially difficult is Santa Barbara’s warm, often dry climate that can make maintaining lawns an exercise in frustration.
Fortunately there is help. Local landscape companies have latched on to unique ways of giving homeowners their lawns back in environmentally responsible ways without sacrificing the look and feel of soft grass. Whether through low impact maintenance practices, lawn types that are amenable to the weather conditions and watering restrictions, or even artificial lawns, these landscape professionals are providing homeowners a range of options for installing and keeping a fine looking lawn.
SB Evolution Landscape
SB Evolution takes a multi-faceted approach to sustainable lawn care. Known as one of the best landscape contractors in the Santa Barbara region, the ownership’s passion for environmental responsibility coupled with its superior dedication to customer satisfaction mean that clients of SB Evolution can enjoy a beautiful lawn without the guilt.
Your SB Evolution lawn care program begins with setting up a regular maintenance program, one which matches your budget and own level of maintenance in between service visits. The company offers everything from mowing and weeding to fertilizing and irrigation management. Every form of lawn care is carried out using sustainable methods such as using only the minimum fertilizers needed to give grass a boost. Using organic herbicides and pesticides, the crews monitor and apply these additives when needed to spruce up or help a lawn that isn’t thriving. And irrigation system care is a big part of SB Evolutions offering of services, from monitoring and repair to timing and setting zones that ensure the efficient and targeted.
Pest control, particularly the pesky gophers that plague our landscapes, is handled with mechanical means—specifically, gopher wire installations around the property perimeter—in lieu of harsh chemicals that can run off and pollute waterways downstream.
Ashley Farrell Landscape Design
The company’s motto “Changing lives one yard at a time” is not lost on their clients who have enjoyed the personal level of service Ashley Farrell Landscape Design offers. Ranging from the traditional to contemporary, the company’s design and construction services are steeped in the practices of environmental responsibility. The projects put family first, recognizing the importance of having outdoor space for enjoyment year round.
For customers who desire lawns, the company will install natural or artificial grass and can complement and offset the impact with xeriscape landscape beds and native plant selections—or even replace the lawn with a lower impact landscape when the time is right.
If time is a consideration, consider GLS Companies for sod and artificial grass, two lawn choices that put the “insta-“ in installation. And, as we know, artificial grass is a water-wise solution to having a lawn that will last with only minimal maintenance requirements. GLS Companies is a jack-of-all-trades company that can transform outdoor spaces with new lawn and gardens and provide routine maintenance services following install. On the home front, as well, this company can assist with general construction, plumbing, and property upkeep.
Having rescued several local residents from the despair of storm damage, prior owner neglect, and dying lawns, Solis Landscaping is a company focused on creating and maintaining beautiful yard spaces. Owner Adrian is a committed partner in each project no matter the size, from small planting beds to complete property overhauls and transformations. Lawns are no exception, as the company offers sod installations, planted turf, and environmentally responsible maintenance. Irrigation upkeep, as well, is approached with an eye for water conservation and management.
Fear not, lawns in Santa Barbara are not a bygone desire, even in the face of awareness for sustainability and conservation. These companies are ready to work with local residents to create water-wise and environmentally responsible lawns, whether through the use of artificial grass or conservative means of maintaining them. And if lawns are still not your thing, these companies are willing to install beautiful landscapes without them.