About Jorge Cortez

Having grown up right here in Santa Barbara, Jorge Cortez graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in 2007 and went on to join the United States Marine Corps. After completing a tour in Afghanistan and receiving an honorable discharge, Cortez continued his education at Santa Barbara City College. Today, with over fifteen years of experience in landscape maintenance, he combines his passion for the land with his business acumen as owner of SB Evolution Landscape.

French drain installation and purpose: What it does and when to use one

French drain installation and purpose:  What it does and when to use one Before delving into a description of French drains, it’s important to first make the distinction with trench drains as the two are often confused.  A trench drain is a long, pre-fabricated channel with a grate on its top side that collects water, [...]

By |2020-06-29T00:41:07+00:00February 20th, 2020|Gardener Services, Landscaper, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Drainage solutions for Santa Barbara soil types

Drainage solutions for Santa Barbara soil types Water is a vital component to the health and vitality of our landscapes.  Yet, it is certainly possible to have too much of a good thing.  When yards don’t drain properly, plants become waterlogged and mold can grow. Just by looking at our property we can see how [...]

By |2020-06-29T00:37:10+00:00February 20th, 2020|Gardener Services, Landscaper, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Drainage systems for the Santa Barbara landscape

Drainage systems for the Santa Barbara landscape There is perhaps nothing more prohibitive to spending time outside than a lawn that is squishy and wet.  Hard to walk on and not fun to play in, a poorly drained backyard can be incredibly frustrating for the homeowner who enjoys being outdoors.  Plants, too, suffer from too [...]

By |2020-06-29T12:18:09+00:00February 20th, 2020|Gardener Services, Landscaper, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maintaining Rose Gardens in Santa Barbara

Maintaining Rose Gardens in Santa Barbara Traditional landscaping is captured in the Santa Barbara rose garden Quintessential and classic, the formal rose garden is a must-have for historic preservation gardens and lovers of the time-honored landscape.  Their long bloom period, fragrance, vibrant colors in a wide variety, and the antique nature that provides a throwback [...]

By |2020-06-29T00:36:36+00:00January 13th, 2020|Gardener Services, Landscaper|0 Comments

Pressure Washing Service in Santa Barbara

Pressure Washing Service in Santa Barbara Easily beautify a home with exterior cleaning Nothing spoils the looks of a house like the buildup of dirt, grime, and, even worse, mold.  Fortunately, there is a fairly simple way to refresh a home’s exterior.  Finding these services is easy, too.  The same crews who [...]

By |2020-06-29T00:29:03+00:00September 16th, 2019|Gardener Services, Landscaper|0 Comments

Mulching Your Landscape – Resources in Santa Barbara

Mulching Your Landscape – Resources in Santa Barbara Where to get mulch for free in Santa Barbara and how to use it in the landscape Mulch is an important part of every landscape installation.  Whether it’s in the form of aggregates, recycled materials, pine needles, or traditional shredded bark, mulch serves a crucial [...]

By |2019-09-18T09:08:49+00:00September 5th, 2019|Gardener Services, Landscaper|0 Comments

Brush Clearing Services and Why They’re Needed Near Me

Brush Clearing Services and Why They’re Needed Near Me Brush removal is a critical factor in controlling wildfires Ask anyone in the Santa Barbara are what a top priority in landscape maintenance is and many will mention the importance of clearing brush to maintain a fire safe area around their property.  [...]

By |2020-06-29T00:40:14+00:00September 5th, 2019|Gardener Services, Landscaper|0 Comments

Senior-Friendly Tips to Help Your Green Thumb Flourish

Senior-Friendly Tips to Help Your Green Thumb Flourish Gardening is a hobby, passion, and lifestyle for many people. Spending time outdoors and seeing the fruits of your labor is rewarding, but as we get older it can become more difficult to get down and dig in the dirt. Rather than let your green thumb turn [...]

By |2019-12-26T23:19:52+00:00June 4th, 2019|Gardener Services, Landscaper, Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Tips for a Greener Yard This Summer

7 Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Tips for a Greener Yard This Summer Maintaining a beautiful yard is a point of pride for many homeowners. From keeping the grass mowed to planting flowers and manicuring shrubbery, a lot goes into keeping a yard up to standard. For households that experience the occasional drought, the need to conserve water [...]

By |2019-08-19T19:25:04+00:00May 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2019-08-19T19:27:48+00:00April 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments