If you’d like to spruce up your yard this spring, but have concerns about harming the environment, you might want to look into the services offered by Northeast Portland neighbor Aaron Marshall at Clean Air Lawn Care.
Marshall has been running the business as a part-time endeavor for about a year now, but recently left his job as corporate ticket-sales manager with the Portland Trailblazers to concentrate on the business full time – and spend more time working outdoors and closer to his community.
“We are a full-service, sustainable, organic yard-care service that is concerned about our environment and healthy families,” said Marshall. “We have a solar panel attached to our trucks. The panels convert solar energy into the energy that we use to power our handheld equipment throughout the day. No gasoline and no chemicals. Our equipment is 50 percent to 70 percent quieter than gas-powered equipment and has zero emissions.”
Clean Air offers residential lawn-care services, ranging from battery-powered mowing, edging and blowing to organic lawn fertilization, seasonal yard clean-ups and full lawn revitalization – with thatching, aeration, over-seeding and organic compost top-dressing.
“I got into the business by chance,” said Marshall. “Clean Air Lawn Care is a small national franchise based out of Fort Collins, Colorado, where I went to college. There are 50 local owners, and it’s a tight-knit, well-educated group with a lot of knowledge about sustainable lawn-care practices. I have always felt a desire to do better for our environment and – once I had kids – I really started to evaluate the products we use and how they affect our children and pets.”
Marshall lives in the Beaumont neighborhood and was born and raised in Northeast Portland.
“I attended Alameda, Beaumont and graduated from Central Catholic,” said Marshall. “My wife is also a Portland native – so we have strong family ties to the area. My wife is the office manager and a trainer at The Refinery on Fremont. My son is currently in first grade at Alameda and my daughter will begin kindergarten in the fall.”
“How could you not love this neighborhood?” said Marshall. “With the kids we can walk, or ride bikes, everywhere: Fire On The Mountain, Laurelwood, Bike Gallery, The Barbers, Pips, Eclectic Cafe, Jim and Patty’s, McPeet’s, Beaumont Hardware, Bang Bang … you name it. We love this community and I plan to be here for a very long time.”
For more information on Clean Air Lawn Care, call 503-679-7418 or visit www.cleanairlawncareportland.com.