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About Jorge Cortez

I grew up right here in Santa Barbara, graduating from Dos Pueblos High School in 2007. I went on to join the United States Marine Corps and, after completing a tour in Afghanistan and receiving an honorable discharge, I continued my education at Santa Barbara City College. With 15 years of experience in landscape maintenance, I combined my passion for the land with my business acumen and founded SB Evolution Landscape.

Budget-Friendly Tips for Selling Your Home When You Have Kids

Photo via Pixabay Keeping your home spotless for showings can feel impossible when you have small kids running around. Add a tight budget and a busy schedule to juggle, and selling your home becomes extremely stressful. Like anything complicated in life, planning ahead can save you a lot of grief. Here are some budget-friendly tips [...]

By |2019-04-07T23:36:24+00:00April 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 Simple Projects to Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Are you thinking about putting your house on the market? Would you like to start having friends over for barbecues? Or, would you just like your home to look more impressive from the road? Whatever your aspirations, enhancing curb appeal is one of the easiest and most budget-friendly ways to boost the appearance and value [...]

By |2019-03-07T08:44:54+00:00March 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cultivate Calmness by Growing a Garden

Gardening is a hobby that has the added benefit of relieving stress. It gives people a chance to slow down, tune out their busy minds, and enjoy nature. Research has shown that spending time in nature can help restore your attention, relax your body, and revive your mood. For this reason and many others, gardening [...]

By |2018-12-30T09:40:46+00:00November 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Create Fire Resistant Landscaping

How to Create Fire Resistant Landscaping Wildfires are destructive, deadly, and difficult to stop, but many experts agree that fire-smart landscaping is your home’s best line of defense. Follow these landscape design and maintenance tips to help keep your home safe. Designing a Fire Resistant Yard Use stone patios, walkways, retaining walls, and other hardscape [...]

By |2018-12-28T11:56:26+00:00November 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fall is Here, Is Your Home Ready?

Fall is Here, Is Your Home Ready? The warm array of autumn colors dotting the landscape indicate that it’s time to prep your home for the long winter. Get your home, lawn, and garden ready for cold weather with these tips. Home Start in the garage. Organize the tools you’ll need for fall and winter [...]

By |2018-10-30T14:32:15+00:00October 30th, 2018|Gardener Services|0 Comments

Creating Fire Resistant Landscaping

How to Create Fire Resistant Landscaping Wildfires are destructive, deadly, and difficult to stop, but many experts agree that fire-smart landscaping is your home’s best line of defense. Follow these landscape design and maintenance tips to help keep your home safe. Fire Resistant Landscaping Designing a Fire Resistant Yard Use stone patios, walkways, [...]

By |2018-10-30T14:24:00+00:00September 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Definitive Guide to Seasonal Landscape Maintenance

The Definitive Guide to Seasonal Landscape Maintenance Did you know that landscaping can boost the resale value of a property by 14%? And that 44% of home-buyers would try to knock 20% off the price of a property if it looked unappealing from the outside? It’s clear that landscaping brings with it many benefits and can transform a [...]

By |2018-09-06T00:25:03+00:00June 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Eco-Friendly Landscaping Advice for Homeowners

Eco-Friendly Landscaping Advice for Homeowners Image via Pexels When you own a home, your yard is a source of pride. However, a pristine lawn comes at a cost. Not only does a homeowner have to spend countless hours and dollars ensuring the grass stays lush and green, lawns consume a startling amount of [...]

By |2018-06-28T15:30:29+00:00June 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Good bugs: Insects that are welcome in the garden

Good bugs: Insects that are welcome in the garden Taking down insects with toxic pesticides can seem like a necessary step in maintaining a beautiful landscape. And to the uninformed gardener, any creepy crawly with six legs and antennae are fair game. Therefore, learning which insects are actually beneficial—and effective in the [...]

By |2018-03-21T17:20:47+00:00March 21st, 2018|Gardener Services|0 Comments

March gardening checklist

March gardening checklist So soon after the new year and it’s already time to start preparing for summer! Here is a list of some to-do items for the home gardener: Plant warm-season annuals and annual seeds once the threat of frost has passed. Choose plants according to microclimate conditions such as shade [...]

By |2018-03-21T17:17:48+00:00March 21st, 2018|Gardener Services|0 Comments
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