About Us

Located in Beautiful Carlsbad, CA, Western Gardens offers some of the finest landscape services available today serving San Diego County and surrounding areas since 1984. Western Gardens is family owned and operated.  Our services include Commercial Landscape Maintenance and Management, Irrigation and Installation.

Our dedicated Managers and crews are highly trained and certified in all phases of landscape services including water conservation, irrigation, fertilizer programs, pruning, weeding and tree trimming. Western Gardens brings the newest cutting edge technologies and sustainable practices in the landscape industry to our customers.

We are always on the lookout to bring the most innovative way to save our customer money while keeping the landscaping beautiful.

Call us today and we will show you how we can help you through our landscape programs designed for your landscape’s needs.


Greg Vasilieff, owner of Western Gardens Landscaping

Greg Vasilieff President

Greg Vasilieff has led Western Gardens Landscaping, Inc. from day one in 1984 as President. Over the more than 25 years, Greg has kept WGL, Inc. at the forefront of sustainable water management and tolerant plant selection in Mediterranean climates like that of San Diego County. His passion for excellence in landscaping has been fueled by his educational experiences including:

1977-1981 – Worked in a plant nursery and studied drought tolerant plantings in Marin County during California’s first drought.
1982-1983 – Attended the University of Aix-Marseille, in the south of France. Studied Mediterranean plants in Southern France.
1983-1984 – Founded Western Gardens Landscaping in Marin County.
1984– Moved Western Gardens Landscaping in San Diego County and obtained a Landscape Contractor’s License. Specialized in landscape maintenance for luxury apartment communities, retirement communities, hotels and homeowners associations.

In more recent years, Greg Vasilieff has been named a CLCA Certified Water Manager, EPA Watersense Partner, been the recipient of First Place 2007 CLCA San Diego Chapter Irrigation Water Conservation Award and Commercial Maintenance Award, along with being featured in several publications including:

June 2002 – Sunset Magazine for design & installation of a lush backyard retreat
June 2005 – California Landscaping Magazine for sustainable landscape
March 2009 – San Diego County Apartment Association Magazine for his water conservation efforts.

Greg has many educational videos on irrigation conservation and drought tolerant planting on YouTube.

Robert Vasilieff , CLT –   Project Manager/B.S.Environmental Horticulture Science /Landscape Industry Certified

Robert graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture Science in 2010. At Cal Poly, some of his specialties were in California Native Plants and Landscape Design. Robert is certified as a Recycled Water Site Supervisor to aid in the service to our customers who utilize recycled water systems. Aside from recycled water certification, Robert obtained in 2011 two the Landscape Industry Certificates (LIC) in Ornamental Maintenance and Irrigation Installation. Additional he is certified in CPR/First Aid. Robert has been working at Western Gardens off and on for several years and full time since December 2010.

Marie Vasilieff –  Business Operations Manager and CFO

Marie came on board in 1992. She previously had been working as an Executive Assistant in various companies such as Taylor Made Golf, Eaton Leonard, Bank of the West (International Department in San Francisco) and a French University in France.

She oversees the Accounting, Human Resources, and Safety Training as well as the day to day operations of the business. She obtained several certifications over the years from UCLA for Identifying and Preventing Workplace Injury and Illness of Groundskeepers and training.

Served on the Membership Committee of the San Diego Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) from 2006 to 2014 and as Co-Chair 2011-2014.

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