TAG: Pacific Landscape Management

Landscapers’ labor woes net news coverage

August 16, 2017By

Two companies on the LM150 list of the largest landscape companies are in the news this month, getting coverage from their local media outlets about their labor challenges. The Greenery was featured in a story on WSAV about its struggle to hire in the resort town of Hilton Head Island, S.C. Limited affordable housing in this area has prompted the... read more

Companies in the News: ELM, TruGreen, Beyond Outdoors

June 10, 2015By

Eastern Land Management (ELM) installed a roof-top putting green for RFR Realty in Stamford, Conn. The artificial, eight-hole putting green took eight days, and ELM used a crane to transport materials to the roof. The putting green, which is designed to mirror the 17th hole at Augusta National, has become a popular spot for both novices and experienced golfers, according... read more

Brickman/ValleyCrest: Culture clash?

May 29, 2014By

 A look at their cultures, what defines a national company mentality and TruGreen LandCare comparisons. As the two largest landscape companies work toward merging into one, the rest of the Green Industry is a split crowd sitting on the sidelines. Some spectators are biting their nails out of nervousness, while others have pulled up a seat, waiting to pick up... read more

PLANET AEF inducts new ambassadors

February 26, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) welcomed new companies as PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) ambassadors due to their pledging $25,000 to the foundation. PLANET AEF awards scholarships to students enrolled in landscape contracting and/or horticulture programs at two-year or four-year colleges and universities. The new ambassadors include: James River Grounds Management in Glen Allen, Va.; Jeffrey Scott and Corine... read more

PLANET AEF brings in more than $170K at GIC

November 22, 2013By

The Professional Landcare Network Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) raised more than $170,000 at this year’s Green Industry Conference (GIC) at the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky. The nonprofit foundation supports landscape and horticulture education and is halfway through its five-year campaign to raise $5 million. James River Grounds Management and Pacific Landscape Management became the newest PLANET AEF ambassadors by... read more

35-mph grass: Ecolawns

November 7, 2013By

Envision a lawn that needs to be mowed only a couple times a year. Your customers are likely ecstatic about the reduction of landscaping costs and so much so you make up the slump in revenue from new work, per their referrals. Sound too good to be true? It is. But this was the overrated notion for ecological lawns, aka... read more