Quiet clean yard services, eliminate gas leaf blowers

Our yards are part of our homes and deserve good care. It is entirely possible to maintain a healthy, beautiful yard without the noise and toxic emissions from gas-powered equipment, particularly leaf blowers.  If you maintain your own yard, try using manual tools – rakes, brooms, etc. – and if necessary, electric tools. If you contract out your yard maintenance, find a contractor who doesn’t use gas leaf blowers and other gas-powered equipment.

This page will help you find an eco-friendly landscape designer and/or maintenance contractor for your yard or business.  Thank you for helping promote quieter, cleaner neighborhoods!

 

1. Find an Eco-friendly Landscape Designer

These designers create eco-friendly yards & gardens intended for easy maintenance with hand tools – and electric tools if needed – for the benefit of the planet.  They follow the principles of ecological design (described on our “Solutions” page). Here are two useful directories to help you find the right professional for your needs:

2. Find an Eco-friendly Yard Maintenance Contractor 

Quiet Clean PDX volunteers have assembled a list of companies that provide gas-free blower service (if you need blower service at all) and other gas-free yard maintenance services. As indicated below, some use only manual tools, or a combination of manual and electric, while others use gas tools but can use electric or even manual tools upon request. 

Disclaimer: We’ve listed the services these contractors offer based on information they gave us. We realize this may change over time and periodically update the table (last update: April 2022). We have no financial affiliation with any of them.

Note: The list is ordered first by response to Q.1 (No-blow Service). Within that sorting, it is ordered by response to Q2 (Electric Blowers), and within that sorting by response to Q3 (All Yard Care Gas-Free). All else being equal, contractors are listed alphabetically.

If you know of any companies to add to this list, please contact judywalton (at) gmail.com. 

Eco-Yard Care Companies

Contractor & link to website Service Area Contact 1. No-Blow Service?  2. Electric Blowers? 3. All Yard Care Gas-Free?  Comments
All ’round Quality Yard Care
(no website)
Lloyd District, Irvington, Grant Park, Elliot (503) 501-8149
mcneesejim (at) yahoo.com
Always no-blow No blowers of any kind All services are gas-free (hand tools only) Zero carbon (bike & trailer used for transportation)
Eco-Lawn Care  NE Portland (503) 282-5633
dusty (at) eco-lawncarepdx.com
Always no-blow No blowers of any kind All services are gas-free (hand tools only) Zero carbon (bike & trailer used for transportation)
Handmade Gardens  Portland (503) 849-9466
handmadegardenspdx (at) gmail.com
Always no-blow   No blowers of any kind All services are gas-free (hand tools only) Zero carbon (bike & trailer used for transportation). Specialize in gardens not lawns.
Neighborhood Gardeners SW
(no website)
SW, SE Portland (503) 310-5975
drumminginoneness (at) gmail.com
Kim McDonald
Default is no-blow but can use blower on request All blowers are electric  All services are gas-free (hand & electric tools only). Can use all hand tools if requested.  
SymbiOp
Portland Metro Area (503) 893-8806
landscaping (at) symbiop.com
Default is no-blow but can use blower on request All blowers are electric
All services are gas-free (hand & electric tools only). Can use all hand tools if requested. Specialize in gardens not lawns
Portland Earth Care Portland (503) 754-0479 Default is no-blow but can use blower on request All blowers are electric All services are gas-free (hand & electric tools only) unless chainsaw needed. Can use all hand tools if requested. Specialize in gardens not lawns
Mow & Blow PDX
(no website)
N, NE Portland (503) 347-4604  dev (at) mowandblowpdx.com Default is no-blow but can use blower on request All blowers are electric All yard-care is gas-free (hand & electric tools only), unless gas mower needed. Can use all hand tools if requested.
Blossom
Portland (503) 837-3557
info (at) blossompdx.com
Default is blowers, but can do no-blow if requested. All blowers are electric All services are gas-free (hand & electric tools only). Can use all hand tools if requested.  
Clean Air Lawn Care – Portland SE, NE, N, SW Portland (503) 679-7418 Default is blowers, but can do no-blow if requested. All blowers are electric All services are gas-free (hand & electric tools only)  
Gaia Gardens NW Portland, West Hills (503) 347-4717 
info (at) gaiagarden
s.org
Default is blowers, but can do no-blow if requested. All blowers are electric All services are gas-free (hand & electric tools only). Can use all hand tools if requested.
Pride and Joy Landscapes
N, NE Portland (503) 395-7880
ann (at) prideandjoylandscapes.com
Default is blowers, but can do no-blow if requested. All blowers are electric All services are gas-free (hand & electric tools only). Can use all hand tools if requested. Specialize in gardens not lawns
Oswego Yard
Lake Oswego, West Linn service (at) oswegoyard.com
Default is blowers, but can do no-blow if requested. All blowers are electric All services are gas-free (hand & electric tools only). Can use all hand tools if requested. Recharge tools w/ 100% renewable energy, via offsets
Clean Air Lawn Care – Portland Westside Beaverton, SW Portland, West Slope, Garden Home (503) 345-7577 Default is blowers, but can do no-blow if requested All blowers are electric All services are gas-free. Will consider using all hand tools if requested.  
Clean Air Lawn Care – Oregon City

 

Oregon City, Lake Oswego, Happy Valley, Clackamas, Gladstone, West Linn, Canby (503) 341-1082
todd (at) cleanairlawncare.com
Default is blowers, but can do no-blow if requested.
All blowers are electric All services are gas-free (hand & electric tools)  
Blessing Landscapes
Portland and Vancouver Metro (503) 284-3557  jesse@blessingland.com Default is blowers, but can do no-blow if requested. All blowers are electric Can provide all services gas-free if requested.  
Northwest Native Landscapes
Portland, Lake Oswego (503) 351-6988
info (at) northwestnativelandscapes.com
Default is blowers, but can do no-blow if requested. All blowers are electric Cannot provide  gas-free mowing.  Will consider using all hand tools if requested.
Dennis’ 7 Dees Greater Portland, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Vancouver (503) 777-7777
mail (at) dennis7dees.com
Default is blowers, but can do no-blow if requested. Can use electric blowers if requested Can provide all services gas-free if requested  
PGM Lawn Care 
Portland, Vancouver, Beaverton, Lake Oswego (503) 833-2914
bernardo.antano11 (at) gmail.com
Default is blowers, but can do no-blow if requested. Can use electric blowers if requested Can provide all services gas-free if requested  
Flora Organic Landscape N, NE, SE Portland, Milwaukee (503) 941-0273 floralandscapingpdx (at) gmail.com Default is blowers, but can do no-blow if requested. Can use electric blowers if requested Cannot provide all services gas-free