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Quality landscaping

Santini Landscape was formed by a gentleman name Marino (Marty) Justino Giovanni Santini Jr. The business was started in 1983 under another name for a short period and starting out with only one lawn mower.  Mr. Santini has built his company into a very professional establishment, dealing in large volumes with at one point having the specialized employees to be one of the largest in the valley, but Mr. Santini has found that his heart is not in production but is in fact with customer satisfaction and design through creating works of art and specialty landscapes for an inexpensive price so that all may enjoy. Therefore the company scaled down to serve their customers as if they are the only person they work for, to generate the nicest jobs and customer satisfaction along with over 4 DECADES of experience!


With all of the new water restrictions, which were actually a concern over 30 years ago, Santini Landscape is and has been doing xeriscape, drought tolerant installations since its inception over 35 years ago. with keeping budgets in minds we have been conserving water in our custom landscape designs by using drip irrigation, and all of the new technology for artificial grass, hardscape concrete and pavers. we now would like to pass on the ideas due to the water restrictions to all of our potential customers. with removing lawns and high volume use plants.


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Stone, Deck & Solutions

  • Mr. Santini prides himself on being a very versatile landscaper having a background in architectural design and building houses for several years, he enjoys creating and producing things that will just make you be in awe, therefore you will see just a few items below in some of the pictures after this short bio.

  • Santini Landscape has worked for several contractors and large corporations over the years such as am/pm, Taco Bell, Ocat Ind. Cargill, Coresco Homes, American Dreams, California Homes, Raymus Development, McGinnity Homes and many others but again working for the normal people like, Larry Carroll, The Gutierrez Family, the Mazzei's and so many more satisfied customers was much more gratifying and creative.  Along with all of the above some of the areas we have worked are Morada, over 50 homes in Brookside and the surrounding Lincoln area, Terracina, Spanos East & several homes in Spanos West, along with commercial works in as far as santa nella to Eldorado hills to oakland.

The Types of Work Performed Are:


  • Stamped and stained concrete along with demolition of concrete installation of walls, stairs.

  • Waterfalls, ponds, water walls and weeping walls are just a small version of waterscapes that are installed

  • Hardscape constructions include stone veneer work, cinder block and wood retaining walls with Italian plaster stucco

  • drip irrigation, sod, plants, trees, ground cover and outdoor lighting are all part of the normal scale of work.

  • Outdoor barbecues and kitchens including stereos, sinks, refrigerators, wine chillers, tv, garbage disposals, bread warmers, blenders, plate warmers, condiment islands and trays just to name a few, remember the imagination is the limit.

  • Other items such as decks, trellises, gazebos and planting structures are all part of the normal everyday work also

  • Here is a great site for looking at photos of plants for design puposes.


  • this company makes signs for nursuries and they have most names and pics to match each other, but remember some items will not be available in your area or territory.

New Lawn

Watering Theory 


This has a lot of variables such as soil condition, clay, sandy and how much percolation the soil has, along with the season, heat humidity etc are all factors and an exact science is not available



Proper watering of sod is essential to root establishment of your sod.

• The day of installation enough water should be applied to penetrate the sod and two inches of native soil.

• From day two on, keep your sod and soil moist throughout the day. The roots are short so the sod cannot withstand large amounts of water at a single time. Other than the first day, the ground under the sod should never be soggy. Usually watering four to six times during the day for approximately five to six minutes each time, is required until root establishment has begun on your sod. Root establishment will usually begin within seven to fourteen days depending on the time of year your sod is installed and your environment.

• Too much water will rob the roots of oxygen and in warmer weather that possibly can lead to disease. The length of each watering cycle will depend on the soil type with which you are working. A clay type soil may need five minutes four times a day where a sandy loam may need seven minutes, five times a day. You have to judge the minutes given, but here is a tip. If the water is standing under the sod for more than just a few minutes after an irrigation set has finished or if the soil is soggy, you are probably giving the sod too much water at one time. Avoid, if at all possible, watering into the evening hours (after five-thirty or six pm); this is one of the fastest ways to create a fungus problem.Please stay off new sod until after the first mowing.• Try cutting back the frequency of watering just before the first mowing. This will firm up the soil for mowing.

• First mowing should be approximately 14 days after the sod has been installed. In the winter you may need to wait longer for the roots to establish prior to mowing.• Never mow off more than 1/3 of the blade during a mowing cycle. Mowing high is much less stressful on new sod.




• Reduce the frequency of times you water at a gradual pace. At the point that you can tug on the corners of the sod and meet some resistance, you can do away with the latest irrigation set of the day but you need to add a couple of minutes to the other sets. Now the roots are deeper and the sod can take as little more water at a time. In another week or so you can repeat this process until you are watering once a day.

• Deeper, less frequent watering will help roots stretch down deeper and establish quickly into the soil.• Fertilize your new sod approximately four to six weeks after installation to insure continued establishment of the roots.


Drip irrigation theory

we all love seeing our pop up sprinklers, spray and glisten, but the waste of water is-can be over 1000% more wasteful than drip. Drip works off of gallons per hour instead of per minute, along with being specific to the plants root system and not covering areas with mulch and non beneficial plant items. drip also does not discolor fences, concrete, or add water spots to due to over spray, on cars, windows or your home. no more nasty water falls down the concrete or geysers like at Yellowstone.


watering drip is simple. 1 way is to multiply the time used to water your existing spray system by 6 times the original watering duration. this also depends on the soil, percolation and size of emitters for the water distribution. Also drip needs more attention for the changing of seasons. It also is best to run drip in the winter time at least 1 minute instead of turning system off to keep nozzles and piping clean and debris free, from coagulating minerals and particles in the system.

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