Organic Landscaping: Tapping the Power of Nature’s Machines with SB Evolution, Cornerstone Landscapes, Dave’s Organic Gardening, and Pacific Green Construction Landscape
While “chemical free” living is a false concept (since everything, literally, is a chemical—even water and air!) there is a movement afoot to at least curb the use of harsher, synthetic chemicals, particularly when there is a better alternative. In landscape maintenance, this alternative is organics. Pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers all have an organic counterpart and a few companies in Santa Barbara are latching on to the environmentally responsible practice.
A growing consciousness toward water quality, wildlife, and our own health has gardeners and landscapers incorporating the use of organic fertilizers and pesticide in their services. Working in harmony with nature rather than against it results in a healthier landscape overall. And while these methods are gaining popularity with homeowners, too, there remain hazards with improper use. Thus, leaving this work to a landscape professional is always best. The following companies are leaders in organic landscape management.
SB Evolution Landscape
The detailed care that SB Evolution Landscape brings to every garden and landscape it touches is evident in its choice to use organics in nearly every aspect of the company’s services. In the case of eradicating weeds and other noxious plants in the garden, SB Evolution’s landscapers will develop a tailored treatment program that includes organic herbicides and even hand pulling. Sometimes, doing this work by hand is preferable in the interest of other plants’ health and the customer’s needs.
Likewise, when it’s time to fertilize or amend soils, SB Evolution will opt for the organic option. The company prefers to use amendments to the soil that promote root growth such as peat, composts, bone meal, lime, and potashes to increase the nutrient content of soil without harmful additives.
Residents of Santa Barbara with natural grass, too, can benefit from the organic touch of SB Evolution’s lawn care. The company’s diligent care includes regular overseeding, aeration, proper watering and the use of organic fertilizers and herbicides that let kids and pets enjoy playing on the lawn without stop.
With a mission to serve its clients, the community, and “nature itself,” Lorena Flores and her company can help homeowners set up and maintain their own environmentally friendly landscape. From concept to installation, Cornerstone Landscapes works side by side with its customers to create a property designed to reduce water needs, preserve resources, and work with the natural ecosystem.
For homeowners who want to create their own composting piles, Cornerstone can help. Their thorough understanding of the process, from igniting the decomposition process to harvesting the compost for incorporation into your soil, makes this company a partner in producing your own environmentally-sensitive amendments right in your own backyard.
Dave’s Organic Gardening
The name says it all. For completely organic gardening that never employs “any nasty, poisonous pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides on your garden,” Dave’s Organic Garden is a premier choice. David Hunsaker himself can help homeowners overhaul their properties into sites are environmentally responsible in structure, as well. From rainwater harvesting systems to drip water irrigation, and compost bins to on-site recycling of clippings and leaves, Dave and his team create landscapes that give back as much to the earth as they provide in aesthetics.
Customers of David’s Organic Gardening are thrilled with the edible gardens the company have set up, finding the joy of gardening and upkeep in the company’s thorough instruction. These folks have learned valuable techniques they can do themselves, such as permaculture, symbiotic planting strategies, and using plants to attract valuable pollinators.
Pacific Green Construction Landscape
Employing organic methods of property upkeep and landscape construction, Pacific Green truly puts the “green” into your Santa Barbara landscape. As full service landscape construction company, residential and commercial customers in the region can expect excellent partnership throughout the process, from design to installation and maintenance.
The company’s green practices are a focus of the environmentally friendly landscapes it builds. It begins with the use of natives and water wise plants, smart irrigation practices, and green building materials, and is carried out throughout the life of the landscape with organic, non-synthetic chemical herbicides and fertilizers as well as the reuse and recycling of spent plant materials and water harvested on site.
The growing demand for green building and landscape development is a sign of the times and so many residents of Santa Barbara are getting on board. Fortunately, these companies have been bringing environmentally responsible methods and techniques to their customers for years and are ready to help you with your switch to sustainability.