about us

Prime is a professional, diversified design/build landscape company, since 1977, specializing in:
  • Site development
  • Water wise gardens
  • Wood, masonry and stone retaining walls
  • Slope stabilization/drainage systems
  • Rain water retention and re-use
  • Concrete, brick & stone patios, and walkways
  • Ponds, waterways, water features, fire
  • Decks, arbors, fences
  • Conventional and drip irrigation
  • Outdoor lighting
Sustainable landscaping by Prime Landscape Services
Design / Site Development
  • Efficient drainage / wetland / water percolation
  • Water efficient
  • Water retainment / re–use systems
  • Install natural materials as local as possible
  • Recycled materials
  • Will contract ongoing oversite for landscape perpetuation
Active Members in:
California Landscape Contractors Association
International Erosion Control Association
Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce
State License #399064
Mission Statement
For 34 years, Prime Landscape Services, Inc. has been offering landscape design, and construction/installation services to the discriminating property owner. Our gardens are known for their beauty, permanence and based on sensitivity to client needs. Our style focuses on quality, simplicity and craftsmanship.
President: John David
BS in Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Design & Construction
from Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo
BS in Business Administration — Marketing Management
from California State University, Los Angeles
Certified Professional Soil and Sediment control Specialist —
CPESC #573 (Federal Program)
Pest Control Applicator, certified by the State of California
California Landscape Technician Construction,
American Landscape Contractors Association
Past Chapter Editor/Vice President 1984
Past Chapter President 1985 thru 1986 and 2009 and 2010
California Landscape Contractors Association,
Central Coast Chapter
Past State Secretary 1987,
California Landscape Contractors Association
Member, Education Committee 1983 — 2003,
California Landscape Contractors Association
Past State Chairman, Education Committee 1988 — 1992,
California Landscape Contractors Association
Annual Guest Lecturer 1987 — 2009, Resource Conservation District
sponsored Erosion Control Class at Cabrillo College
Horticulture Department Advisory Board 1985 — current,
Cabrillo College
Member "Friends of Cabrillo College" 1995 — current
Managed numerous volunteer landscape related community projects in
Santa Cruz County
Veteran U.S. Navy - Honorable Discharge