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Seth Barnard

Seth Barnard started his career in landscape maintenance before he could even drive. He began by pushing his lawnmower down the street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and continued in the landscape profession as he worked his way through college. Seth graduated from Lewis and Clark in 1999 and moved to Ashland, Oregon shortly after that.

Upon moving to Ashland, Seth started a business with installation only services. He continued to grow this company for five years before selling his interest to a business partner. Solid Ground was born in the Fall of 2003 with the intention to concentrate on premium customer service while refocusing on the quality of landscape products and services. The process, the client experience and the quality of product are all key aspects of every project at Solid Ground Landscape, Inc.

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James Day

James Day brings a wealth of professional landscaping knowledge to Solid Ground with experience gained in Colorado and Oregon. While in Colorado, James owned and operated a landscape design and installation company that performed residential and commercial work. When James moved to Oregon, he became the general manager of a nursery that also performed landscape installation and maintenance. After six years with this business, James joined Solid Ground in order to refocus on top quality services and products.

2009 marks the 20th year of experience in the landscape industry. His experience includes a BA in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Master Gardner certification and most recently a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA) from the Irrigation Association. Having a CLIA on staff at Solid Ground has allowed us to become partners in the EPA's Water Sense program. James is responsible for the scheduling, coordinating and providing quality control of our projects. Working with our clients, architects, suppliers and staff James helps to create not only a beautiful finished product but an enjoyable process as well.


Peter Gustafson

With 25 years of hands-on experience in the custom residential landscape design and construction industry and his bachelors in Philosophy from U.C. Berkeley, Peter joined the Solid Ground team as Client Service Manager in 2009.
Peter's passion for design and innate love and connection to life through the landscape are exemplified in all he does for Solid Ground Landscape. Whether it's managing/participating in custom landscape maintenance for our existing client base, interacting with clients to assist in the realization of their landscape dreams and expectations, or designing and building on site as a Solid Ground crew member, Peter's focus on quality, beauty, and integrity in all that he does are a vital part of the Solid Ground vision of service to our family of customers.

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