Our Story

Leaders in Organic Gardening


Lyngso was founded in the early 1950’s by John and Mary Lyngso. To this day, our company remains a family-run business. Many of our employees have been with us for over 20 years; all are passionate about providing the best possible service.

Our site in San Carlos contains everything from sands, pebbles and boulders to tools and soil mixes. Lyngso has the materials and expertise to satisfy the largest contractor as well as the personal approach to guide the homeowner on his/her first landscaping project.

We enjoy participating in community projects and have always sought to provide what our community needs, whether that means materials or information. It is our goal to remain a valuable resource to landscapers throughout the Bay Area.

In recent years, Lyngso has evolved its landscaping business to include organic gardening. We can assist you with any project, from raised garden beds to helping you improve the biology of your soil. Sustainability has become the center of our business.

As a certified Green Business, we are supported by 100% renewable clean energy and we strive to offset our carbon emissions. As an environmentally conscious business, we pride ourselves in encouraging our community to recognize the benefits of organic and sustainable gardening.

In fact, we have become renowned for carrying a unique line of organic soil improvements, ranging from locally brewed actively aerated compost tea to special composts, humus, soil mixes, and mulches. Many of our team members have undergone training in soil biology.

Throughout the nearly 60 years of Lyngso’s existence, we have expanded the size and scope of our operation. However, one value remains constant: Service. This concept is not just an important part of our business but is the heart of our business. We pride ourselves in helping customers use our products to make the world a more beautiful place.

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