Growing up in Calaveras County instilled in John a love and respect for the land and all that grows on it. After graduating from Calaveras High School in 1966, going on to obtain a degree in Agricultural Business Management at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, just seemed to be the natural thing to do.
John spent a few years marketing animal health products before settling in Oregon where he worked as an Oregon State University County Extension Agent for several years, owned his own successful ranch and managed another large ranch. He returned to Calaveras County in 1993 and started Sea Magic Landscape Company. The blend of practical agricultural experience, continued academic exposure and years of landscaping in the Mother Lode give John the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills with which to create affordable and environmentally friendly landscapes.
The beauty and artistic appeal of his designs prove that John is truly happiest when he's "out in the garden!"
Scott has been running the chain crew for Sea Magic for over a decade. He is in charge of installation and maintenance. He makes sure that our designs are executed flawlessly and maintained beautifully, protecting your investments. Also Scott is a hardscaping expert. She will go over what permits need to be filed and make sure that all your hardscaping is installed with your lifestyle in mind.
Arlene growing up in Tuolumne County following settle down in Calaveras, her passion for richering the surrounding arable land. She is tasked with the humbling work of producing an integrated and regenerative agricultural system to provide the highest quality produce and pasture raised meats to clients who share her desire to mix old knowledge with new innovation.
Max arriving on the farm in 2014 eagerly working towards a herding degree in cattle, pigs, and chicken.
The only people who will work on your landscape are KO Home Landscape Template employees. Our team members have experience and horticultural backgrounds, and we will all be familiar with your landscape needs.
We have all necessary licenses for our area, and we carry insurance for all of our projects.
Some larger construction projects require special licenses and certifications. We have trusted members of the landscaping community that we work with for those special cases.
We can do all kinds of landscaping, but our specialty is in mixing non-native and native plants to make a landscape that meets your needs and fits the ecology of our area.