Landscape Contractor Safety Resources

Landscape Contractor Safety Resources | Picture by Pixabay Landscape Contractor Safety Resources There is a lot of great information on the internet for landscape professionals to use, the problem is it takes some digging around to find great resources. Landscape Today strives to find and consolidate industry links that would benefit landscape professionals. While this is a work in progress, we thought we share with you some of the links we have consolidated so far on safety for landscape contractor safety resources [...]

Safety Tips On PVC Pipe Systems

While safety is an area we all focus on in the landscape and irrigation industry, some areas need an occasional reminder. PVC piping systems and the solvent weld process fit into this category. Weld-On, a leader in the irrigation glue and accessory market, offers some great safety resources and tips (see below). For more information and resources like this, see the new Weld-On website.

6 Ways to Avoid the Dreaded Bad Hire

Here is a really good quick read from Entrepreneur magazine as it relates to on boarding new employees to your business. Turnover and poor performers can suck your business dry fast! Even though there is a lot of seasonal turn over in the landscape industry the six factors the author covers in this article are still valid. Building the best team around you goes a long way in building your financial performance. Don't let recruiting mistakes cost your bottom line. Here are [...]

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It All Starts with Training

Well-trained employees are the backbone of any good business, and as an industry loaded with owner operators, this includes owners. As an industry going through a lot of changes in products and practices, training is more important today than ever. Topics like drought tolerant, indigenous, sustainability, smart irrigation, low impact, permeable pavers, and more, dominate the landscape of the industry today (no pun intended).  Is your organization staying current on these and other practices? So what is a small business to do, [...]

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Getting Started with Compliance and Safety

As a small business, these are areas you think about from time to time but might not have done a lot to mitigate. While that seems like life as small business, it is important to understand there are risks not to be taken lightly. There are some resources and avenues to explore if you are unsure, have questions, or just want to learn more. Let’s start with compliance. Compliance is a large and complicated topic and by now, you have [...]