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Industry roundup: Gator UTVs recalled by John Deere due to crash hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced that John Deere is recalling 19,730 Gator XUV835 utility vehicles, and about 840 were sold in Canada.
September 10, 2019
Hurricane preparedness: What to know in the wake of Dorian
With the havoc Hurricane Dorian brought upon the Bahamas over the past few days, members of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas have begun battening down the hatches for what may come. If your landscaping company is located near or in Dorian’s path, now would be a good time to prepare your customer’s landscapes and your […]
September 4, 2019
Silica regulations: Understanding why compliance is important
While there has been an increase in awareness, the vast majority still do not understand the silica threat. Click here to learn why this regulation is important.
August 26, 2019
Everything contractors need to know about workers’ comp before buying
Workers’ compensation insurance is a form of coverage that protects business owners and their employees should they get injured or fall ill due to work-related activity. Getting injured on the job could include hurting your back from lifting heavy machinery, getting wounded by a sharp tool or suffering from a shoulder injury due to repetitive […]
August 21, 2019
How to: Handling an emergency on the project site
Driving out to different projects every day may feel routine to landscapers, but routines aren’t always guaranteed. Life is unpredictable, leading to certain situations that are handled best when they’re prepared for. Landscaping teams and business owners should be on the same page concerning how to respond to an emergency on the project site. All […]
August 20, 2019
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News roundup: Landscape company pleads guilty to visa fraud
Cardinal Lawn and Landscape, Inc. based in High Ridge, Missouri, and its president, William J. Richardet, have pled guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit visa fraud.
August 19, 2019
The Greenery, Inc.: Safety first leads to success
The Greenery, Inc., based on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, reached $65 million in revenue last year and they credit their year after year success to their three-step initiative: safety, quality and production.
July 26, 2019
Product roundup: Greenworks Commercial adds three new models to its 82V string trimmer line
Greenworks Commercial has three new lithium-ion string trimmer models in its 82V line.
July 24, 2019
Stress lightning safety to landscape crews during summer thunderstorms
The odds of being struck by lightning any given year is 1.1 million, but those who are working outside in open spaces are far more at risk.
July 9, 2019
What to know about slip and fall lawsuits in the snow removal industry
At the Snow & Ice Management Association’s (SIMA) 22nd Annual Snow & Ice Symposium in Grand Rapids, Michigan, landscape contractors had the opportunity to attend a number of educational sessions related to snow and ice removal. One topic that was offered on Thursday, June 27, was called “Tales from the Witness Stand: What You Sign […]
July 1, 2019
Cooling towels and other methods to beat the heat this summer
There are several heat-related illnesses your employees can encounter. Click here to learn ways to keep your staff cool.
June 25, 2019
In the know: Talking to customers about National Water Safety Month
With the dog days of summer fast approaching, your customers are bound to be aching to spend countless hours in the cool embrace of their pools, but with these fun summer pastimes comes an element of danger. When dealing with pools, it’s important that your customers understand the safety precautions that must be upheld before […]
May 24, 2019
Safety watch: Operating forestry mulchers
Forestry mulching is a profitable service but it's important to know how to operate these dangerous attachments safely.
May 24, 2019
How to: Safely removing geese from your customer’s landscape
If your customer wants to keep geese off their property, click here to learn more about safe and legal methods available.
May 23, 2019
The history of the hard hat as the indispensable PPE turns 100
The first hard hat, introduced by E.W. Bullard in 1919, was dubbed the "Hard Boiled" hat. Check out Bullard's timeline of innovating the hard hat here on TLC.
April 19, 2019
Preserving history: What you need to know about historic tree and site care
Find out what kind of training and education go into avoiding common landscaping mistakes when caring for trees on historic sites here on Total Landscape Care.
April 18, 2019
In the know: Keeping new employees safe on the job
Workplace safety training helps keep employees safe on the job. Learn more about how to implement a safety training program at your landscaping company here.
April 11, 2019
How to appropriately outfit your landscaping team for all weather conditions
Extreme weather conditions can wreak havoc on landscapers. Find out how to outfit your landscape crew for scorching summers and freezing winters here on TLC.
April 4, 2019
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You've got mail: Utilizing the power of direct mailers
What sets you apart from passing observers and potential customers is how you choose to market your business to your target audience.
Outlook and Benchmarking
Survey: 94% of landscapers report remaining open, operational through 2020
Chemical care: Best practices for pre-emergence herbicides
Green industry podcasts for lawn care and landscaping professionals
Utilizing snow removal, equipment winterization tips
The Attachments Idea Book
Landscapers use a variety of attachments for doing everything from snow removal to jobsite cleanup, and regardless of how often they are used, every landscaper has a favorite attachment.
2021's Fleet Technology Trends Report
The latest Fleet Trends Report shows that fleets continued to leverage technology to build resilience and improve their business performance.