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In the News:

September Newsletter

9/21/16 - Annual Customer Survey Coming Soon

9/8/16 - Summer Flowers Peak

August Newsletter

8/22/16 - Summer Heat Finally Arrived

8/18/16 - Where Lawn Should Not Be

8/9/16 - Irrigation Conservation vs.Dry Spots

8/1/16 - Helping You Manage Your Landscape Asset

July Newsletter

7/19/16 - This Summer's Weather Is Not Normal

7/11/16 - Summer Flowers Begin To Shine

7/5/16 - Minimum Wage Increase Impacts Us All

June Newsletter

6/27/16 -Pacific Again Named Best Green

6/2/16 - Bio-Swales Require Maintenance Too

May Newsletter

5/24/16 - Most Cities Require Tree Permits

5/20/16 - We Provide Sustainable Landscape Solutions

5/12/16 - Turf Aeration

5/2/16 - Irrigation Season; Summer Flowers Here Soon

April Newsletter

4/19/16 - Pansies Blooming & Summer Flowers Here Soon

4/14/16 - Dry Weather Begins Irrigation

4/4/16 - Relief From Rain

March Newsletter

3/29/16 - Barkdust Provides Curb Appeal

3/21/16 - Pacific Selected as 100 Best Companies

3/15/16 - Pansy Disease Attacking Plantings

3/7/16 - Pineapple Express Complicates Mowing

3/1/16 - Time For Shrub Rejuvenation

February Newsletter

2/22/16 - Record Winter Rain But Dry This Week

2/16/16 - Irrigation Service Beginning, Spring is Near

2/9/16 - Focused On Spring

January Newsletter

1/19/16 - Fresh Barkdust Makes Shrub Beds Shine

1/11/16 - Standard Enhanced Services Approval

1/4/16 - Weather Based Irrigation

December Newsletter

12/28/15 - Prosperous New Year

12/21/15 - Thank You For A Wonderful Year

12/14/15 - Record Rain, is Drought Over?

November Newsletter

11/30/15 - El Nino Winter = Warm and Dry

11/18/15 - It Is Raining Leaves

11/16/15 - Pacific Goes to Next Level

11/09/15 - Water Rates Rise Dramatically

11/02/15 - November Leaf Removal

October Newsletter

10/26/15 - Deep Root Fertilization

10/19/15 - We Are Well Equipped For Leaf Removal

10/12/15 - Irrigation Season is Over

10/05/15 - Time to Plan For Winter

September Newsletter

9/28/15 - 2015 Breaks Summer Heat Record

9/22/15 - Pansies Are Coming

9/14/15 - Fall Is Near, Priorities Are Changing

August Newsletter

8/31/15 - YTD Irrigation Needs

8/24/15 - Drought Stress Threatens Plants

8/17/15 - Crabgrass, New Lawn Weed In NW

8/10/15 - Where Lawn Should Not Be

8/03/15 - Record Drought

July Newsletter

7/27/15 - How Much Did It Rain?

7/21/15 - Vegetated Private Water Quality Facilities

7/13/15 - Managing Your Landscape Asset

7/06/15 - Record Heat = Record Water Bills

June Newsletter

6/29/15 - Where Lawn Should Not Be

6/24/15 - Record Heat Wave

6/22/15 - Heat Wave Tests Irrigation

6/16/15 - Propane Reduces Emissions

6/8/15 - Tree Huggers vs. Hugger Trees

6/1/15 - Portland Water Supply

May Newsletter

5/26/15 - Pacific Named Best Green

5/12/15 - Azalea Lace Bug Attacks

5/5/15 - Aeration Saves Irrigation

April Newsletter

4/27/15 - Irrigation Season Begins

4/21/15 - Mayor Declares Drought in Oregon

4/14/15 - Rainbird IQ Credit

4/7/15 - Summer Flowers Here Soon

4/1/15 - Rain Returns, Back to Normal

March Newsletter

3/23/15 - IREM Partners to Create GreenPSF

3/16/15 - Barkdust Provides Curb Appeal

3/13/15 - Sometimes Shrubs Need Rejuvenation

3/9/15 - Record Warm/Dry Winter Ushers Early Spring

3/3/15 - Irrigation Management Goes to Next Level

February Newsletter

2/26/15 - Converting to New Mobile Software

2/20/15 - Irrigation Season Closer Than You Think

2/10/15 - Warm Winter Leads to Early Spring

2/5/15 - Pansy Disease Attacking Plantings

January Newsletter

1/30/15 - Standard Enhanced Services Proposed

1/19/15 - Fresh Barkdust Makes Shrub Beds Shine

1/12/15 - Pacific Landscape Supports Local Charities

1/6/15 - Winter Work Pays Off All Season

December Newsletter

12/30/14 - Pacific's New Years Resolutions

12/22/14 - Thank You for Your Feedback

12/16/14 - Wild Fall, Landscape Clean-up, Continues

12/8/14 - Late Leaf Fall Delays Final Clean Up

12/2/14 - New Tools for Water Management

November Newsletter

11/25/14 - Pacific Team Attends Peer Group

11/10/14 - Winter Is Coming, Priorities Change

11/7/14 - It Is Raining Leaves

11/3/14 - We Are Well Equipped For Leaf Removal

October Newsletter

10/27/14 - Weather Continues to Challenge Maintenance Activities

10/21/14 - Rainy Weather Impacts Landscape Activity

10/13/14 - Improve Tree Health

10/9/14 - Time To Plan For Winter

September Newsletter

9/30/14 - Fall Is Here

9/11/14 - Extended Summer Heat Will Result In Higher Water Bills

9/5/14 - As Summer Fades, So Will Summer Flowers

August Newsletter

8/26/14 - Long Range Forecast Is For Warm, Dry September

8/21/14 - President, CEO, and Head Weed Puller

8/13/14 - We Provide Full Service Landscape Renovation and Construction Services

8/6/14 - Installing Pressure Compensating Sprinklers Saves Water & Money

July Newsletter

7/28/14 - Weather Based Irrigation Saved Users Money

7/21/14 - Sometimes Lawn Is Put Where It Shouldn't Be

7/14/14 - Current Summer Heat Exposes Inefficient Irrigation Due To Age

7/7/14 - Helping You Manage Your Landscape Asset

7/2/14 - 97 Yesterday, Summer is Here

June Newsletter

6/23/14 - Irrigation Audits Performed by Interns

6/16/14 - Summer Flowers

6/9/14 -Turf Core Aeration Improves Irrigation Efficiency

6/2/14 - We Provide Plant Health Care

May Newsletter

5/27/14 - Battery Equipment Fills Void

5/19/14 - Irrigation Season Has Begun

5/12/14 - Flower Time!

5/5/14 - PLM Pansies Again Outshine Most of Our Competition

April Newsletter

4/28/14 - Turf Core Aeration Improves Irrigation Efficiency

4/22/14 - Propane Conversion Reduces Pollution and Saves Money

4/14/14 - Irrigation Activation Is Underway

4/7/14 - It is Time to Plan For Summer Color

4/1/14 - Rainy Weather Conditions Impact Mowing

March Newsletter


3/24/14 - Winter Damaged Shrubs Should Be Rejuvenated

3/17/14 - Rebarkdusting Provides Fantastic Curb Appeal

3/10/14 - Mowing Season is Here

February Newsletter


2/3/14 - Arctic Blast, Drought, Snow...All Impact Landscape Activities

January Newsletter


1/3/14 - Dry Cold Winter Impacts Landscapes

December Newsletter


12/2/13 - December is Still A Busy Time in Your Landscape

November Newsletter


11/1/13 - Dry Fall Weather, Good and Bad

October Newsletter


10/1/13 - Fall is Here, Landscape Priorities are Changing

September Newsletter


9/3/13 - Weather is Changing and Landscaping Activities are Too

August Newsletter

8/2/13 - Summer Heat Keeps Us Hopping

July Newsletter 7/1/13 - Summer Has Arrived, Finally

Join us at our 5th Annual Sustainability Fair, Thursday, June 20th


We are having our annual Sustainability Fair & Workshops on Thursday, June 20th from noon to 4PM at our main office in Hillsboro. This highly popular event highlights our continuing efforts to provide cutting edge sustainable landscape services to our clients. You will also learn how sustainable landscaping and business operations can save you money. Many of our sustainability partners including vendors and agencies will also offer information on how their products or services support our efforts.


We have partnered with IREM to present our highly popular seminar series where you can now receive Oregon Real Estate CEU recertification credit.  If you want to sign up for CEU credit, please sign up through IREM at 

In addition to the displays and seminars, we will again be providing our famous BBQ lunch, along with beer, wine, soft drinks and door prizes. Check out the full Flyer for more information. Please click here to Register Now.

June Newsletter


6/3/13 - Sustainability Fair

One of Oregon's 100 Best Green Companies 5th Year in a Row At their annual Best Green Companies luncheon yesterday, Corey Peterson received Pacific Landscape Management's award as Oregon's 13th Greenest Companies...Read More Hillsboro Business of the Year Award On Thursday Night, May 23rd Pacific Landscape Management was presented with the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award...Read More May Newsletter 5/7/13 - Record Hot Dry Spring Affects Our Planning April Newsletter 4/3/13 - Early Summer Like Weather May Trigger an Early Start to Irrigation 2013 Leadership Award In February, at the Professional Landscape Network (PLANET) annual leadership conference, Lawn and Landscape magazine presented their 2013 Leadership Award to Bob Grover for his years of service and leadership through PLANET and it's impact to the landscape industry. Follow the link below to read the full article which outlines Bob's career and how his leadership has helped Pacific Landscape Management grow and become one of the nation's leading landscape companies. 100 Best Award PLM is one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon! "The past several years have been tough in our industry and our dedicated, experienced staff has been our strength and guided us through and continue to grow," says Bob Grover. "When we set out to build our business, one of our top goals was to be best in class as a service provider and employer. We are proud to get the acknowledgement that we are achieving both of these goals." 100 Best Companies Oregon Business 2013 Peer Power Report: Raising the Bar PLM was mentioned in the latest edition of Landscape Management which discusses Next Level University and benefits of the peer group. Here is a link to the article: Peer Power Report: Raising the Bar March 2013 Newsletter 3/12/13 - Spring is Coming and We Are Ready!

February 2013 Newsletter   2/4/13 - Winter is a Busy Time For us, Check Out What's on Our Schedule

January 2013 Newsletter   1/4/13 - Mowing in The New Year


Thank You For Attending!

Pacific Landscape Sustainability Fair

We would like to thank those who attended our fourth annual Sustainability Fair on Wednesday, June 27th. It was another great event and we believe all who attended had a great time and learned a lot. If you were unable to attend, we hope you can make it next time! Follow the link for an overview published in the Hillsboro Argus:

Save the Date! 4th Annual Sustainability Fair June 27th

Picture from the 2011 Sustainability Fair

We are having our Sustainability Fair & Workshops on Wednesday, June 27th from noon to 4pm at our main office in Hillsboro. This highly popular event highlights our continuing efforts to provide cutting edge sustainable landscape services to our clients. You will also learn how sustainable landscaping and business operations can save you money. Many of our sustainability partners including vendors and agencies will also offer information on how their products or services support our efforts. The highly popular seminar series have been updated and expanded to include our continued development of these new techniques. In addition to the displays and seminars, we will again be providing our famous BBQ lunch, along with beer, wine, soft drinks and door prizes. Check out the full flyer for more information. You can also click here to Register Now!

Environmental Responsibility: From Vision to Practice

Taking Green to the Next Level Article

Pacific Landscape Management is a member of Next Level Network, a peer group of landscape leaders from across the country who are bound together in their pursuit of innovation and best practices. As individual companies and group of business leaders, we're proud to be creating and implementing a vision for a more sustainable future. We hope our success will inspire our customers to make the world a better place. Read "Taking Green to the Next Level", our Earth Day newsletter, here:

PLM Receives Recycle at Work Award Again This Year!

2012 Recycle at Work Award

We have continued to meet the requirements to qualify for the Washington County Recycle at Work Award. We have gone beyond the basic requirements with our green waste, solar power and plastic recycling. We were also one of the first 50 companies in Portland to receive this award. Follow the link to read the full write up on the Washington County website:


100 Best Green Companies Award

100 Best Green Companies 2012

Pacific Landscape named as a finalist for 100 Best Green Companies and vows to win the 2013 title by facilitating sustainability both in and outside of the company. We were named as a finalist for the products and services category (basically second place) which is our best ranking to date for that program. We have learned a lot from attending this event in past years and hope that our program will result in being a winner in the future. Follow the link to find out more about this award: 100 Best Green Companies in Oregon.

Possible Low Level Snow Tonight

Light Snow

Snow is in the forecast again, click the link to read our most recent campaign discussing the 2011-2012 winter snow and ice season:

Pacific Landscape Management Team Attend Revolutionary Industry Training Event

Pacific Landscape Crew at Next Level University

In 2010, Pacific Landscape Management joined an industry "Peer Group" with six other companies from across the country.  These companies are some of the premiere landscape organizations in the United States: Mariani Landscape, Chicago IL, HighGrove Partners, Atlanta GA, Heads Up Landscape Contractors, Albuquerque NM, Lambert's, Dallas TX, StayGreen, Santa Clarita CA, and Enviroscapes, Louisville OH. The goal of our group is to work together to support each other to continue to grow and develop to the "next level".


The owners of each company meet three times annually, share our organizational and financial plans, and challenge each other to make improvements that will benefit our customers, employees and organizations. Starting last year we created the Next Level University, bringing 130 owners and managers from seven companies together to share and learn on subjects involving production management, customer service, sales, performance measurements, and personal development.   


Monday through Wednesday this week, the PLM management team is in Atlanta at Next Level University 2012. See the link that follows written today by a local industry trade publication.

Winter Storm Services - Customer Feedback

Snowy streets

We received lots of positive feedback regarding our snow and ice services performed during this last snow storm and would like to share a few comments:

"Thank you for your great proactive service and for keeping us informed of the costs."

-Kim Schoenfelder of KG Investment Management

"I just want to tell you how pleased I was to hear that your crew didn't come out earlier (per your broadcast email) I didn't think there was enough snow to warrant it. So first of all...good call (plus security said response time was great [after they called in for services.]) Secondly, thanks for laying down minimal amount of gravel. Three... Thanks for the branch cleanup. The campus looks a hundred times better without all the limbs scattered about. Really appreciate the care."

-Jennifer Otterness of Novellus

"The parking lot and sidewalks seem to be very well taken care of this morning. Thanks!"

-Rick Lauricella of Acumed

Newsletter - January 2012

Crew blowing in barkdust

Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on why winter is an important time for landscaping, barkdusting recommendations, pansy disease prevention and more! Click here to download the January 2012 Newsletter.

Newsletter - December 2011

Crews blowing leaves during November's

Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on our leaf removal efforts, winter fertilization recommendations, upcoming moss control service, weather based irrigation and more! Click here to download the December 2011 Newsletter.

PLM Donates 100 Coats to the Mittens & More Program

We have made the commitment again this year to donate coats to the DHS Mittens and More program through IREM's 3rd Annual Coat Drive. Please join us in providing new winter coats for 2,000+ children in our local foster care system.

Every coat counts, whether it is one, five, 50 or 100, no number is too large or small. Please download the flyer for more information on how to donate.

Newsletter - November 2011

Plowing Snow

Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on our leaf removal schedule, snow and ice sign up forms, pansy planting and more! Click here to download the November 2011 Newsletter.

 Pacific Landscape Management Awarded Environmental Business Award


Louisville KY, October 28, 2011 Lawn & Landscape awarded its Environmental Business Awards to three companies leading the industry by demonstrating a commitment to business practices that conserve, protect and enhance the environment. This year’s winners were: Pacific Landscape Management, Hillsboro, Ore.; Ruppert Landscape, Laytonsville, Md.; The Mustard Seed, Chaska, Minn.

Here are a few of the highlights that won each company the award.

In 2009, Pacific Landscape Management installed solar panels on its facility’s roof to produce 95 percent of the overall power usage. It also has 150 weather-based irrigation controllers installed, which has saved the company 30-40 percent on water usage. It is also updating its fleet with 150 pieces of new generation 2-cycle equipment that produces 80 percent less pollution.




Louisville KY, October 28, 2011 — The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and program sponsor CNA announce that Pacific Landscape Management is a 2010 Safety Recognition Award recipient. This award  demonstrates outstanding safety performance in the workplace based on their combined fleet and employee incident rates. A checklist is also used to rate the company’s complete safety program.

Congratulations to Pacific Landscape Management 2010 Safety Recognition Awards Program recipients. All award winners were recognized at PLANET’s Awards Presentation and Reception at the Green Industry Conference (GIC): 



 AmberGlen Corporate Campus

Louisville, KY, October 28, 2011   – Pacific Landscape Management is proud to announce it has been awarded an Environmental Improvement Award for AmberGlen Business Center in the 2011 Awards Program sponsored by the Professional LandCare Network (PLANET), the landscape industries national trade association.


AmberGlen is a beautifully designed, 217-acre business community located in Hillsboro Oregon with over 36 acres of green space, lush landscaping, sophisticated architecture, and world-class amenities.


“I am extremely proud of this achievement as it acknowledges the fantastic effort by our employees, “ said Bob Grover, President.  “We are honored to have the opportunity to work on such a beautiful landscape and are glad to reward our customers with award winning service in return."

PLM Soccer Team Wins the Championship!

Pacific Landscape Soccer Champions 

The PLM soccer team won the September 16th Soccer Tournament from the Hillsboro Soccer League. This is the second year in a row that the PLM team has won the championship!

Newsletter - October 2011

Planting Pansies at the PLM office

Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on our pansy planting schedule, reasons for high summer water bills, winter storm services and more! Click here to download the October 2011 Newsletter.

Annual Company Picnic

Company Picnic

Pictures from our annual company picnic at Cook Park in Tigard.

Newsletter - September 2011

Budget Letter Services - irrigation, renovation, seasonal color planting, field mowing, barkdust, weather based irrigation, snow & ice services

Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on saving you money by prioritizing spending, explanation of irrigation trends from past years, beautiful bioswales, tree care and more! Click here to download the September 2011 Newsletter. 

Newsletter - August 2011

Black Eyed Susan

Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on the usage of perennials in your landscape, return on investment for weather based irrigation controllers, new water quality regulations, 2012 budget planning and more! Click here to download the August 2011 Newsletter. 

Honey Bee Rescue

Corey Petersen's Bees

When we were told there was a bee problem at one of the sites we maintain, Corey Petersen, our sustainability specialist and new found beekeeper, adopted the bees and relocated them to man made hives behind our Hillsboro office. The bees have settled in to their new homes and are hard at work making lots of honey.  

Newsletter - July 2011

100 Best Green Companies

Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on our recent award from the Oregon Business Magazine, recap of our sustainability fair, the launch of our new website and more!  Click here to download the July 2011 Newsletter.  

Thank You for Attending!

Fair Overview

We would like to thank those who attended our third annual Sustainability Fair on June 15th.  It was another great event and we believe all who attended had a great time and learned a lot.  We are excited to make this an annual event and continue to think of ways to enhance the experience for all.  As with our sustainability initiatives, our Sustainability Fair will continue to evolve.  We are even looking into going through the process of being able to offer real estate continuing education credits for our seminars.  Stay tuned as we will definitely have another event next year

Third Annual Sustainability Fair - June 15th, 2011

We hope you can join us for our third annual sustainability fair on Wednesday, June 15th from 12:00 to 4:00pm at our main office in Hillsboro.


We will again be highlighting our work on sustainable landscaping and business operations as well as that of our partnering suppliers and organizations. The highly popular seminars will again be offered as well. As 2011 marks our 10th anniversary, our goal is to make this event bigger and better to celebrate this milestone.


In addition to the displays and seminars, we will again be providing our famous BBQ lunch , along with beer, wine, soft drinks and door prizes. Crazy Chester Jackson's Ramblin Choirboys will again provide some great music.


Come join us for an afternoon of education, networking, music and great food and drink. Download our flyer for more information. 

Newsletter - June 2011

Save water & save money Logo

Our monthly newsletter is now available in PDF format. This month's issue features articles on saving 100 million gallons of water, EcoLawn options, Rain Gardens, Green Walls and more! Click here to download the June 2011 Newsletter.  

Lawn and Landscape Magazine- March 2011

Pacific Landscape Management's work in sustainable landscaping receives national attention in the March 2011 addition of Lawn & Landscape Magazine. Download PDF.

PLANET Student Career Days- March 2011

Peter May attended the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Student Career Days competition and recruiting event in Chicago on March 17-20, 2011. Over 800 students from over 40 colleges attended this event which was sponsored by 50 companies from around the US.


Pacific Landscape Management Visits BYU Idaho- March 2011

On March 7th and 8th, Kelly Crouch traveled to BYU Idaho to present to classes and interview potential interns and graduates. Although winter is still going strong, the trip was a success as Kelly was impressed with the program and students. Although located in a somewhat remote location in SE Idaho. BYU Idaho is one of the premiere landscape programs in the country.

Next Level University- February 2011

The Pacific Landscape Management management team just attended the first annual Next Level Network educational conference in Dallas, TX. Investing in our people is one way we offer better service for our customers.


Baling Leaves- November 2010

Following our never ending quest to be innovative, we experimented with baling leaves. As with grass or straw, the baler compressed the leaves nearly 4:1 compared with vacuuming them. Although the bailer did not pick up all the leaves and we need to find an efficient method of picking up the bales, we plan to continue to experiment with this and other methods to improve our efficiency and lower costs for our customers. 

Green Industry Conference- 2010

Bob Grover presents at the 2010 Green Industry Conference on Sustainable Landscaping. View presentation.

Goats Used as Environmentally Friendly Alternative- September 2010

Pacific Landscape Management uses goats to control blackberries at AmberGlen Business Center. We contracted with Goat Rentals Northwest. Read article from the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Lawn & Landscape Magazine - July 2010

What we're trying to create is the ‘Prius of landscape services.’ It's a hybrid - we're not all organic, but we're doing various things to be more environmentally friendly. Limiting noise is just one more positive thing we're doing.” Read more.

Pacific Landscape Management Named One of the Greenest Companies in Oregon- June 2010

Named one of the Greenest Companies in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine. The list includes employers on a statewide trend toward more sustainable business practices.

Fastest-Growing Private Companies Awards Reception- June 2010

Pacific Landscape Management is named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Portland Business Journal.

Pacific Landscape Management Named One of the Best Companies to Work for in Oregon- March 2010

Pacific Landscape Management is named one of the best companies to work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine.