HAMILTON, Ohio — International Landscaping of Toronto, Ontario, recently added the Hewlett Packard head office in Mississauga, Ontario, to its electric division, in which they use solar and battery-powered mowers, blowers and trimmers. Mean Green Mowers of Hamilton, Ohio, is one of the brands they use. 

The company launched in 2016 and now maintains about 500 acres each week. 

"We are in an era where we know that we need to reduce our ecological footprint," said Marlene Farias, vice president, central region at Triovest Realty Advisors. "We decided to enter this partnership with International Landscaping because we want to do our part as a company in protecting the environment, and ensuring that our grounds are manicured and maintained without the use of carbon emission producing equipment is a significant step in that direction."

Michael Anthony Gucciardi, account manager at International Landscaping, is optimistic the demand for electric maintenance will continue to surge.

"We're getting to the point now where we have the technology and the equipment that we need, as landscape professionals, to do the work in an efficient and effective way without producing harmful carbon emissions," Gucciardi said. "We are hearing from our clients, particularly from large property management firms, that it is important to them and their tenants to be environmentally friendly and to do their part to ensure a healthy future for our communities, and we are proud to be able to meet their needs."