David Black & Co is pleased to be a full-service solution to chemical-free, whole-yard care. We’re here to help you to get the most from your edible landscape, and to help your entire yard thrive. Our gardeners are experts at maximizing the yield from your food producing plants while maintaining the aesthetic of your outdoor living space. Proper care starts with the right plant selection, and the care provided in the first few years of life will affect your plants’ shape, strength, production, and even its life span.  With our help you can enjoy the beauty and the bounty from your plants for many years.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

We use observation and science-based knowledge of plants and pests to make thoughtful decisions when addressing pests in the garden. Our comprehensive approach of using strategies such as organic soil management, proper irrigation, beneficial insects, crop rotation and companion planting helps us support landscape vitality without pesticides. We employ only natural methods to treat any visits from unwanted pests.

Foodscape Care

We handle all maintenance of your edible landscape with scheduled visits to manage everything from planting to harvest to over-wintering. We deliver a comprehensive Care Report following each visit to keep you up to date on your irrigation settings, current and upcoming harvests, and completed or recommended maintenance actions.

Fruit Tree & Vine Care

Whether you prefer fresh apples, tree-ripened figs, or local boysenberries, we’re here to help. We specialize in care and maintenance of fruit trees, berry bushes, and vines. When creating a new foodscape, we work with your specific micro-climate to expertly select and plant the right fruit trees, bushes, and vines for your backyard garden or orchard.

Natural Lawn Care

With an emphasis on conservation, we utilize natural methods for your lawn care to ensure they are safe for children and pets. No synthetic chemical pesticides or herbicides are used with our green approach to weed control and pest management. And with an eye towards California’s ongoing water conservation efforts, our irrigation management and optimization will keep your lawn green while minimizing water waste.

Backyard Livestock

We love that more and more of our clients are asking to incorporate animals into their backyard homesteads. Whether you’re interested in harvesting your own honey, collecting your own eggs, making your own cheese, or raising animals for consumption – we are here to help. We’ll advise, implement and help care for backyard livestock such as bees, chickens, rabbits, and goats.