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SafetyWatch: Avoid workplace violence

November 20, 2017By

Workplace violence is defined as physical force, an attempt at physical force or a threat of physical force by someone against a worker in a workplace that causes or could cause harm to the worker. Keep in mind, things don’t have to become physical to be considered violent. If you are dealing with an agitated person, remember that getting out... read more

The secret to growing your business

November 20, 2017By

The secret is not really a secret. Like the secret in life is “hard work,” the secret to sustainable growth is “the system.” There are at least 90,000 landscape maintenance, snow and construction businesses in the U.S. and Canada. Fewer than 10 percent of these ever grow larger than $1 million in annual revenue. There’s no crime in that, as... read more

Double duty

November 10, 2017By

What you can learn from a landscape company that survived the year both of its owners were deployed. “Oh boy, what do we do now?” Larkin Scott III recalls having this thought in the summer of 2015 when he found out that he’d be deployed for the third time in his role as a Black Hawk pilot with the Virginia National... read more

Web Extra: How to get involved with GreenCare for Troops

November 9, 2017By

Big Picture: Sculptural Renaissance

November 8, 2017By

Location: Houston Company: McDugald-Steele Landscape Architects & Contractors Photo Credit: McDugald-Steele Landscape Architects and Contractors An historic estate’s new owners did an extensive renovation and expansion that included the gardens. The design emphasized the development of unique garden spaces that offered opportunities for entertaining and display of notable garden sculptures. Pairing with the architectural team, the McDugald-Steele team coordinated the... read more

Salute to service: How GreenCare for Troops is giving back to military families in need

November 8, 2017By

Who will mow the lawn? Who’s going to shovel the driveway and the sidewalk in the winter? Last year, Carla Nichols asked these questions, among many others, as her husband, Jon, a technical sergeant in the Air Force, prepared for his deployment to Germany. Carla Nichols was particularly concerned because, with a full-job time as a physical therapist assistant, a... read more