PHCNW Landscape Services maintains more than 400 acres of property in Washington and Oregon, including the historic Vancouver Barracks, Bonneville Dam, various parks, apartment complexes and commercial landscapes. Our crews provide a wide array of services from new landscape installation to regular maintenance of lawns and outdoor areas.
We always practice the 4 R's of Greenscaping:
Our Landscaping Department would like to provide you with some tips to help keep your landscaping looking amazing throughout the summer months. In the midst of summer, follow these simple steps:
1). Water your lawn in the early morning or after sundown. Make sure that the winds are calm, so that the water is not carried off.
2). If you have fertilized your lawn in the spring, you should fertilize again now. Use a four week fertilizer.
3). Now is the time to prune your hedges (but not Rhododendrons).
4). Dead head (pick off dead flower blooms) perennials and Rhododendrons.
For questions about landscaping and garden issues, consult your local nursery. PHC Landscaping Department wishes you a super summer!
Training at PHCNW is conducted through our Beyond Limitations Career School.
Landscape Maintenance – 16 weeks (600 hours)
The program is a comprehensive 16 week course that prepares individuals to be successful landscape technicians. There is lot more to this career then just mowing lawns. The course begins with an overview of the profession, and then focuses to specific tools of the trade – edgers, mowers, trimmers, tillers, etc. Much of the class is spent on tree/flower/shrub planting, weed identification, and preventative maintenance. Most instructional time is spent on the job, working on PHCNW landscape contracts. Students need to prepare to get their hands dirty and work outside in all weather conditions.