|Ecotones is a sole proprietorship started in 1999 by Landscape Contractor Greg Frugoli (C-27: 767033) as a landscape design and build service. Located in Cambria, we serve all of San Luis Obispo county and occasionally beyond. Additional services offered are mitigation/restoration, rainwater catchment / greywater systems and estate maintenance. Our designs are as varied as the Central Coast is itself. We have completed projects from seaside gardens to inland mountains, forested property to the urban jungle. No two projects are the same.
Ecotones recognizes that ecological factors should play a major role in directing the form and function of a California Garden. By definition an ecotone is the area of integration between two or more different natural plant communities. With this term as a model, Ecotones works to reflect existing or once existing habitats in residential garden settings. The overall effect is an outdoor space for the client to enjoy, which is specific to the site on which it is located. Every site has it's own set of micro-climates and challenges but also opportunities. A well designed landscape takes into account the architecture and the environ where the garden is to emerge.
Some of the ways in which Ecotones has contributed to the green building movement include extensive use of California native plants, construction of lawn substitutes, the use of rainwater/greywater, habitat restoration, use of organic fertilizers, practice Integrated Pest Management, use of locally available resources as well as recycled materials and most importantly for our clients, constructing a quality product that stands the test of time.
|Greg Frugoli is a California native, born and raised in Marin County. He moved to the Central Coast in 1992 to pursue an education in ecology with an emphasis in botany. While attending Cal Poly he began to work in the landscape trade, finding that he had a passion and talent for it. Soon after starting Ecotones in 1999, he found his services were in demand for their quality and for his knowledge of the local climate and conditions.
Besides his professional life Greg enjoys backpacking, baseball and his two dogs Grace and Sumatra.