Our mission is to create beautiful landscapes which reflect nature, meet our clients’ aesthetic and practical needs, and respect the environment. Mazingira’s design and build philosophy is guided by the unique fusion of owner Hamad’s upbringing surrounded by plants and animals on a lush tropical island and professional experience and education steeped in the Bay Area’s Mediterranean ecology.
Having spent his days wandering forests observing patterns found in the natural world and developed early relationships with plants through farming, Hamad’s passion is to serve clients by translating his knowledge of and experience with plants and nature to their homes. We see the design and construction process as a partnership with our clients to help them achieve their dream outdoor spaces.
Mazingira’s goal is to create and maintain places that foster relaxation and healing–oases in urban surroundings that recreate the natural environment and give people a daily opportunity to connect with nature. We strive to combine big picture goals with attention to detail.
Our approach considers a garden’s three dimensional space—we play with height and depth, texture and color. In short, we are guided by the definition of “Mazingira”—the Swahili word for environment encompassing both one’s immediate surroundings and the world as a whole.
Custom Fire Pits, Custom Water Features, Deck Design, Dog Run Construction, Drought Tolerant Landscaping, Garden Design, Gazebo Design & Construction, Hardscaping, Landscape Design, Landscape Plans, Organic Gardens, Outdoor Lighting Design, Patio Design, Pond Construction, Artificial Grass Installation, Brick Repair, Concrete Construction, Deck Building, Demolition, Drip Irrigation Installation, Fence Installation, Fence Repair, Gate Installation, Irrigation Repair, Irrigation System Installation, Landscape Maintenance, Lawn Aeration, Lawn Mowing, Lawn Seeding, Mulching, Outdoor Lighting Installation, Paver Installation, Pergola Construction, Sod Installation, Tree Planting, Tree Pruning, Yard Waste Removal
Alameda, Albany, Bayview, Berkeley, Concord, East Richmond Heights, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Hayward, Hercules, Lafayette, Moraga, North Richmond, Oakland, Orinda, Piedmont, Pinole, Richmond, San Francisco, San Leandro, Sacramento, East Bay, Kensington
Hamad holds a certificate in Landscape Horticulture with a focus on Design and is a licensed landscape contractor.