WANTED: Sustainable Landscape Services for Savvy Consumers


For decades, Billy Goodnick has been showing people how to create sustainable landscapes – and how to ditch their lawns. But don't think of me as a "bad guy," he says.... more

 
 

Safety First


Business Articles
There’s this contractor . . . let’s call him ‘John Doe.’ He’s a 30-year industry veteran, and he should have known better. One day, out on a job, he realized that his mower wasn’t mowing at the right height. He had cabled down the throttle bar to keep the gas flowing. Then, instead of bending down to adjust the height, Doe put his hand under the deck to lift the mower up. And that’s when the still-moving mower blade cut off the tips of three of his fingers.   More
 
Friday, November 16, 2012

Chippers Off the Old Block


Landscape Maintenance
What if you could easily and relatively inexpensively expand your business without incurring increased operating costs? And what if you could accomplish this by adding only one piece of equipment...    More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Accidents Can Be a Disaster, Safety Can Be Profitable


Business Articles
While our work can be hazardous, it does not have to be deadly. However, according to the recent Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, between 2003 and 2006 there were a total of 789 deaths “due to traumatic injuries among landscape services workers and their first-line supervisors.” Of those deaths, “nearly 80 percent occurred in the landscape services industry.”   More
 
Friday, March 16, 2012

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