Sustainability Seals the Deal on Hospital Contract

San Diego-based Benchmark Landscape using rocks found on site, native plant material and bioswales to make Palomar Hospital more environmentally friendly.

Benchmark Landscape, a leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance company based in San Diego, is pleased to announce the award of a $3 million contract with Palomar Pomerado Health. Sustainability is a primary focus of the project.

Benchmark will install new landscaping at the Palomar Hospital in Escondido, CA. Various elements such as rock walls, monuments, open-space gathering areas, healing gardens and more will be built on the hospital grounds. Use of rocks found on site, in addition to the installation of bioswales, which are designed to filter surface runoff, are just two of the ways this site will be environmentally friendly.

Slated to be completed in Spring 2012, the hospital’s sustainable landscape will include California native plant material, compatible with the California-friendly theme at the property. Spurlock Poirier is the landscape architect, and the general contractor is DPR Construction.

“We are very proud to be selected to install the landscaping at Palomar Hospital,” said Craig Mohns, vice president for Benchmark Landscape. “Our talented staff will not only produce a beautiful end product that all patrons will enjoy, but will be using sustainable building practices throughout the installation process.”

Benchmark Landscape is one of San Diego’s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. For over two decades, Benchmark Landscape has serviced residential and commercial developers, general contractors, property management companies, commercial property owners and landscape architects. In working with all the parties involved in a project, the company maintains its commitment to quality, integrity and service. Benchmark operates from three offices in San Diego County including Poway, San Marcos and Spring Valley. For more information on Benchmark Landscape, please visit Benchmark Landscape.