Sustainable Landscaping ProfessionalsHire our Graduates and Partners
Serving Benicia, Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo and Napa
Angel’s Tree Care
Tree care services
Angel’s Tree Care does a variety of tree services for jobs large and small. Services include pruning, thinning, shaping, crown reduction, removal, stump griding and hauling. Free estimates.
Benicia, Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo and Napa
Lori Caldwell, CompostGal
Consulting, Landscaping & Education
- Garden Maintenance (sustainable and nontoxic practices)
- Lawn Conversion/Sheet Mulching
- Garden Consultations
Lori’s mission is to connect people with the soil and all that it provides. She wants to get people out of their houses and into their yards. “We need to slow down, unplug and remember what it was like when we still made things with our hands and for ourselves. Both of my grandparents always had a summer garden, my grandpa lived for tomatoes (I guess that’s where I got it from) and my grandma … well let’s just say there was a year when she planted five zucchini plants and people ran when they saw her coming!!” Lori is an Alameda County Master Composter, avid gardener of whatever she can get her hands on, Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professional and has been happily teaching sustainable gardening classes since 2007.
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Dog Island Farm
Rachel Brinkerhoff, PLA & Tom Ferguson
- Workshops on site design, livestock, gardening, food preservation.
- Private consultations on the above and garden design.
- Plant sales for various edibles and natives.
Grow a Pear Nursery
Owners Rachel Brinkerhoff, PLA & Tom Ferguson of Dog Island Farm
Grow a Pear Nursery specializes in edible and native plants and also sells seeds through Seed Savers Exchange, plants and organic soil amendments. The nursery, which is seeking a permanent space, is available to shoppers by appointment and also offers workshops and consultations.
Organic soil products and amendments
Harmony Organics is a family-owned, Benicia-based business that provides high-quality, non-GMO, natural and organic soil products that include potting soils, coco coir bricks, worm castings, bokashi, pumice, compost tea and liquid and dry microbial products.
Mention Sustainable Solano when placing your order, and we’ll receive a donation for each purchase in your honor!
Shawn Carter, owner
Sustainable Landscaping Services
Scotty’s Organic Gardening
Stating that plants have given him a second lease on life, Scott focuses on services that support his company slogan: “Helping you build a better yard from the ground up.” His services include general organic gardening, planting, landscape maintenance, landscape designing, drip irrigation, organic fertilizers, compost teas, beneficial microbe applications, organic pest management, light to mid-range tree pruning and soil amendments.
Benicia, Vallejo, Suisun City, Fairfield and Vacaville
Simply Perfect Gardens
Alison W Fleck, APLD
Sustainable services offered:
- Design of rain gardens and on-site swales for groundwater recharging
- Understand and employ WELO landscape constraints
Alison is a landscape designer who works with homeowners to create the most sustainable garden that will suit their needs. She understands and employs WELO landscape constraints and designs for minimum lawn, maximum drought tolerance, focus on edibles and environmentally sound practices.
She has a strong horticultural background, dating back for over 40 years, which includes multiple certificates from DVC, training at Merritt College, years of nursery work and maintenance work before that. She has been designing full time for about 13 years.
Simply Perfect Gardens
Studio 1515 Landscape Architects
Susan Heiken, PLA CASp & Rachel Brinkerhoff, PLA BFQP
Sustainable services offered:
- Landscape and garden design specializing in native, drought tolerant and edible plants
- Incorporates MWELO and stormwater management and treatment into all designs
- Focus on creating sustainable landscapes requiring fewer inputs
- Fire-wise defensible space at the wildland-urban interface
- Certified Access Specialist
- Bay Friendly Qualified Professional
Studio 1515 provides beautiful and unique landscape environments. Their plans reflect clients’ visions and goals, meet or exceed sustainability criteria to protect our natural resources and can be built and function in the real world. Studio 1515 has experience in custom residential, hospitality, public projects including streetscapes, design guidelines, river restoration and MWELO and accessibility compliance.
Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa & Alameda counties
Owner, Certificates in Horticulture foundations, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, Nursery Management, Arboriculture, Greywater Design and Install, Land Caretakers training
Peter Swenson is a landscape designer who has spent the last few years gaining a rounded education in the horticultural arts. Over that time, he has earned five certificates in the field, plus more from other sources. His experience in the nursery environment interacting with local landscapers has given him a perspective on what’s good for the landscape through a community-learned lens. He has designed and installed several greywater systems into both existing and new landscapes. He believes that every landscape should offer more than just something to look at: plants offer texture and scents, as well as color that can more than make up for a traditional lawn. He has started his own landscaping business in Solano County and is moving forward to make it grow!
Benicia and Vallejo
Water Service Irrigation Co.
Seth Wright, owner/irrigation efficiency specialist
Drip irrigation and consultation
Seth Wright has been gardening and landscaping for over 20 years. His start was in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. He moved to the SF Bay Area in 2003. Working as a landscape maintenance foreman he noticed how much water was being wasted in the California landscape. Seth quickly started his own landscaping company and over the years his focus has shifted to irrigation efficiency. Seth Wright is now owner of Water Service, an irrigation company that offers design, build and management. The goal at Water Service is water conservation through irrigation efficiency. Seth is QWEL certified and has a proven track record for saving water in the California landscape.
Serving the greater Bay Area
Cities served in Solano County: Benicia, Fairfield, Vacaville and Vallejo
If you are a professional sustainable landscaper and interested in being listed among the local professionals here, contact Sustainable Landscaping Manager Nicole Newell at firstname.lastname@example.org