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Locking out backflow device theft

February 27, 2013By

With backflow device theft on the rise, protecting this equipment keeps customers happy and has a positive social impact.  In the summer of 2009, a Memorial Landscaping and Irrigation technician received a call from a client stating that a backflow preventer had been stolen and that somebody needed to install a new device immediately, recalls Chad Touchet, CEO of the... read more

Learning from Florida

February 27, 2013By

Five tips for dealing with state and local fertilizer regulations. During the last few decades, Florida’s water quality has worsened due to a variety of factors like urbanization, development and population growth. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the state’s surface and ground waters have faced excessive nutrient loading due to nonpoint source pollution. This issue has turned... read more

Cash flow woes?

February 27, 2013By

Flexible equipment payment options provide relief when money’s tight. Cash flow concerns? Consider flexible payment options such as skip payments or seasonal payments, which are offered by several landscape equipment manufacturers. For Jerry Roberts, owner of Roberts Brothers Lawn Care & Landscaping in Sparta, Tenn., experience with flexible payment options in his cattle farming business led him down the road... read more

Advertisement: The Grounds Guys: A fresh start

February 26, 2013By

When Brad and Rachel Bell stopped at a trade show booth to snag a free bag at the GIE+EXPO in 2010, they never could have imagined that in less than a year they’d be franchise owners. But one thing led to another, and their chance introduction to The Grounds Guys landscape maintenance franchise system got the wheels turning for the... read more

Listen up!

February 26, 2013By

Potential hearing loss is a concern for you and your workers. Protect your team with a new, free training course. Hear this loud and clear: A 25-year-old Green Industry worker regularly exposed to occupational noise without hearing protection may have the hearing of a 50-year-old person who is not exposed. After years of noise exposure, the inner ear nerves die... read more

Everybody gets the same leads

February 26, 2013By

I was at your workshop last week at the Green Expo in Atlantic City, N.J. (It was great, by the way). Can you explain what you mean when you say, “Everybody gets the same leads.”? One thing’s for sure, I definitely don’t get the same calls as some of the bigger companies. —Helen Somerset, Pinelands Landscape and Construction, Voorhees, N.J.... read more