Restoration Landscaping Company seeks to transform cities into healthy, natural ecosystems by restoring urban and suburban yards.


Our approach is a hybrid of ecological restoration, plant-insect ecology and modern landscape design. Whether you are working with a small urban yard or rural acreage, we can build a beautiful, dynamic palette of colors and support beneficial wildlife.


Our Team



Billy recently completed his PhD in Ecology at U.C. Davis where he focused his research on plant-insect interactions.

Billy holds a Bachelor of Science from Brown University. 



Kate Hayes is a Registered Landscape Architect and Design Lead at Restoration Landscape Company. Prior to joining RLC, Kate worked at SCAPE Landscape Architecture PLLC in New York where she designed resilient urban and residential scale projects.

Kate’s process-oriented design work draws on her interdisciplinary science background, integrating an inherent understanding of ecology and a multi-scaled systems approach. She is energized by working with clients and communities to realize a collective design vision.

Kate holds a Master in Landscape Architecture from University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Earth Systems from Stanford University.

Haven kiers, designer



Liz received her Bachelors of Science in agriculture from UC Davis where she also worked at the Student Farm and with various ecological restoration projects. After graduating, Liz started the Yolo Grown program at the Yolo Food Bank where she worked for two years to develop partnerships with farmers and agricultural companies in Yolo County, increasing food bank clients' access to locally grown produce. She currently also works at the Center for Land-Based Learning as the Cannery Urban Farm Coordinator in Davis where she supports beginning farmers and manages a mile-long native hedgerow on the farm.

When she’s not gardening in her own backyard in Sacramento, she enjoys cooking, playing cello, backpacking and rock climbing.


If you are looking for a more meaningful experience in your yard, let's talk about how Restoration Landscaping can help!