EcoLawn is a Santa Barbara based water conservation company dedicated to creating functional and sustainable landscapes. EcoLawn provides full service landscape remodeling services, from design to installation and maintenance. EcoLawn is pioneering the new generation of synthetic landscape grass on the Central Coast, providing our clients with a year-round, beautiful green lawn that requires zero water or maintenance. We offer an array of services that are beneficial to both the end user and the environment:
- Full water wise landscape design
- Installation and warranty of synthetic grass lawn
- Drainage systems including French drain systems
- Decorative planters
- Drip irrigation systems
- Retaining walls
- Laundry to landscape greywater systems
A Division of Manifest Building
EcoLawn was founded by Jessica Girard and Beau Lee Schmidt in 2014 as a division of Manifest Building, a Santa Barbara based construction firm dedicated to conserving precious resources for home and business owners. Manifest Building focuses on water conservation solutions and greening homes and businesses.EcoLawn is powered by Manifest Building, providing the knowledge, experience and tools to complete any aspect of our landscape remodeling needs. In conjunction with EcoLawn, we also offer a wide range of construction solutions including:
- Laundry to landscape greywater systems
- Water wise toilet installations
- Rainwater catchment systems
- Rain gutter installation and maintenance
Beau Lee Schmidt
Santa Barbara native and EcoLawn SB Co-Founder Beau Lee Schmidt is a third generation builder with 16 years of experience in the contracting industry. His approach to contracting helps clients save money while manifesting their dream living and business spaces. In 2010, Beau led Schimidt & Schmidt Construction to win Builder of the Year Award from the Santa Barbara Contractors Association. Beau has since worked on monumental residential, commercial and mixed-use projects throughout Santa Barbara including Alma del Pueblo, Panera Bread, Charles Schwab Bank and Panera. He now shifts his attention towards meeting the changing environmental challenges associated with the drought and rising cost of water by installing synthetic lawns.
Our team includes a master carpenter with over 18 years of experience, a horticulture specialist who holds a Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly and 10 years of field experience, and an exceptionally talented and savvy installation crew. The EcoLawn management team has extensive design knowledge and takes pride in careful supervision of the installation process. If design work is needed and a landscape architect has not been appointed, the EcoLawn team can design a cost effective landscape plan that incorporates Water Wise trees, plants and synthetic grass.
Jessica Girard, Co-Founder of EcoLawn SB, is a passionate environmental and sustainable business advocate. In 2014, Jessica played an active role with the Santa Barbara Water Guardians in leading the Measure P initiative to ban fracking and other non-conventional oil drilling methods in Santa Barbara County. With five years of sales experience in the design and construction industry, Jessica focuses on clear, direct communication while continuously striving to surpass expectations of deliverables in every project. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts with dual degrees in Business and Environmental Studies from Antioch University.
The Future of Landscape
For the fourth year in a row, California is experiencing record-breaking high temperatures and all time low rainfall levels, leaving Santa Barbara in a crippling drought. We stand witness as our water reservoir disappears before our eyes, creeks that once flowed through the canyons turn to dry rock beds, and our lawns fade from green to brown. The time has come to make changes in the way we live and how we use our finite resources. Households and businesses across California have begun to transform their landscape with EcoLawn—synthetic grass that requires zero water or maintenance.
EcoLawn landscapes are designed to create a luxuriant, livable green space specifically tailored to meet the needs of each unique client. During the installation process, our meticulous attention to detail ensures seamless transitions between EcoLawn and your flowerbeds, shrubs, hedges, and walkways. EcoLawn offers the largest selection of synthetic landscape grasses in the industry, and leads in realistic appearance and unparalleled performance for synthetic lawns. EcoLawn transcends the possibilities of green space around your home or business with an abundance of places ordinary grasses can’t easily grow, including as rooftops, decks, patios, man-caves, over concrete, or even indoors. With EcoLawn, the possibilities are endless.
We proudly distribute, install and warrant all of the products we sell. EcoLawn is the result of state-of-the-art research and development coupled with superior quality control through every step of the production process. The product we provide offers unrivaled craftsmanship, durability, and precision installation methods backed by a long-lasting manufacturer warranty and life expectancy.