Updated GN Recommended Lawn Care Provider Listing (No Leaf Blowers!)

The following are landscapers who:

  • understand and abide by Newton’s New Leaf Blower Ordinance (implemented 1/17/17)
  • work in Newton
  • will rake if asked, and, occasionally use electric or, in some cases, gas-powered leaf blowers
  • are stewards of the earth

Lawn Maintenance & Leaf Cleanup

  • GO GREEN LAWN CARE
    Winner of the 2017 Green Business Award from the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce!
    GoGreen uses 100% electric lawn maintenance equipment.
    (Michael DeLacy, 617-504-9405)
  • JEFF KLEIN LANDSCAPING
    Landscaping, gardening, and seasonal cleanups done entirely by hand or electric
    tools only. Also can build raised garden beds, install compost bins, tap maple trees, or build a chicken coop. MS in Forest Ecology and Natural Resources from Cornell University.
    (Jeff Klein,  617-858-1810)
  • T. J. COLLINS LANDSCAPING
    Winner of the 2018 Green Business Award from the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce!
    The company has solar panels on their truck and all their equipment including lawn mowers and leaf blowers are electric.
    (Terry Collins, 781-449-1404)
  • A YARD AND A HALF LANDSCAPING
    Committed to sustainable and organic practices, they design, build, and maintain beautiful and healthy outdoor spaces. They are committed to abiding by Newton’s new leaf blower ordinance.
    (781-788-8855)
  • LEAF RAKING & YARD WORK BY SHAFIQ
    $18/hr for manual leaf raking or weeding.
    (Shafiq, 857-701-7983)


Landscape Design & Garden Maintenance

  • FINE GARDENERS 
    We work with nature, not against it. Paul will rake if asked, and uses electric and gas-powered blowers occasionally.
    (Paul Marini, MCH, MCA, AOLCP (NOFA).  508-245-6017)
  • FLOWER POWER GARDENS
    A small, environmentally minded landscape design, installation and maintenance company specializing in native plant and pollinator gardens, pruning of shrubs and small trees, edible gardening,  and starting or maintaining compost bins. We can do leaf clean up with no blowers or using only electric blowers. 
    (Meghan Lim)
  • INSPIRATIONAL GARDENS
    An organic and ecologically based landscaping company. They will use no leaf blowers if requested and try to use leaf blowers as little as possible. They are committed to abiding by Newton’s new leaf blower ordinance.
    (John V. Rice,  978-274-5633 or 617-633-1717)
  • MOODSCAPES
    Organic design, maintenance and more. Abiding by Newton’s leaf blower ordinance, do their best to avoid leaf blowers.
    (Judith Lipson-Rubin, 781-488-3200)
  • ORGANIC SOIL SOLUTIONS
    Completely organic and proactive approach to plant and soil health care. The Organic Soil Solutions program renews, revitalizes, corrects and conditions your soil. Healthy living soil means healthy thriving trees, shrubs and lawns.
    (Mike Murray, 781-937-9992)
  • PURE SOLUTIONS
    Organic lawn care management company specializing in transitioning your lawn off traditional chemicals and building great turf through soil health.
    ([email protected], 781-899-PURE [7873])


This list is also available as a printable PDF.

(Updated 10/2019)