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5 Biggest Employee Handbook Mistakes

Employee handbooks are a great way of explaining company policies and procedures. They can provide employees with an overview of the company, the working...

10 Great Ways to Stay Connected to Clients

We all hear things from different conferences and seminars, or we read articles to further our education. Recently I was reading...

Innovation One Step at a Time

Innovation, the word, has many definitions. Let's go with "the process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates...

Trucks, Trailers & Accessories

There's no way around it, you need heavy-duty trucks to haul your equipment or to tow trailers back and forth to job sites. And...

Time to Ditch Your Handwritten Systems

In fixing his irrigation business, David Crary unleashed his entrepreneurial spirit HindSite SofwareCEO: David CraryFounded: 2002Headquarters: St. Paul, Minn.Employees: 12Revenues: About $1 millionWebsite: www.hindsitesoftware.comRunning...

Building the Foundation

Building a successful design/build business is much like constructing a successful design/build project. Planning and execution are important at each stage, especially when building...

Worker PPE, Who Pays for It?

Read answers to these four common questions about OSHA and PPE.

Federal Workplace Posters

You have probably received an email, direct mailing or phone call telling you that Labor Law posting notices are always changing" or something similar....

Compact Equipment & Attachments

Compact EquipmentBobcatThe CT440 compact tractor has a 41 hp engine and can efficiently pull or power a variety of implements. Dual hydraulic pumps provide...

Chippers, Shredders & Accessories

Landscape contractors don't just care for their clients' turf and flowers, they care for their entire property. Sometimes they even have to clean up...

The Importance of the Form I-9 and How to Conduct an Internal Audit

Whenever a business hires an employee, the Form I-9 should be completed. This form is used to verify two things. First, it is used...

Considering the Alternatives

Oklahoma landscape contractor begins conversion to compressed natural gas Precision Quality Lawn CareOwner: Kyle IngramFounded: 2001; incorporated in 2009Headquarters: Tulsa, Okla.Market: Greater Tulsa areaServices:...

The Fluctuating Work Week Pay Method

There's no question that overtime pay is expensive, and companies around the country have been caught by the Department of Labor using questionable worker...

What You Must Know About Overtime Pay

There's no question that overtime pay is expensive, so knowing when and how it must be paid could save your company money. The Federal...

7 Keys to Avoid Employee Misclassification

There's a tendency in the green industry to hire people as laborers and state that they're subcontractors or independent contractors. I don't know when...

The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

Do you remember the song title in the headline by Timbuk3 in the '80s? Well, that's how I felt attending the PLANET Student Career...

SIMA Symposium 2012 Preview

Buffalo, N.Y., June 20-23 Schedule of EventsThursday, June 217 6 Registration Open7-8 Hot Breakfast8-9:30 Keynote Session: Cindy Maher...

Using Hand-Held Mobiles While Driving Big Trucks A No-No

If you haven't already heard about the new mobile phone rule from the U.S. DOT, now is your opportunity to read all about it....

Beyond Lawn Care Marketing 101

Can't-miss strategies to fire up your lead-generation machine and nail down contracts.

Commitment to Success

Team Lewis acquired the discipline it needed to grow by joining the LandOpt Network Team Lewis LandscapingGeneral Manager: Seth Lewis Founded: 2003Headquarters: Grantville, Pa....
Low Input, High Impact Landscapes

Low Input, High Impact Landscapes

Lawn alternatives for water management, eco-benefit, and beauty.

Bartlett Finds Successful Treatments For Beech Leaf Disease

Bartlett researchers have found two successful treatments for Beech Leaf Disease, or BLD. They include a foliar application program for small trees and a root flare injection for large trees.

Featured Videos

[VIDEO] Dickies®: Discover Workwear That’s Anything But Uniform

Looking for uniform solutions for your large team? An unmatched inventory and versatile looks are just a few reasons why companies trust Dickies®.

A Preview Of Hardscape North America 2024

New speakers, a new Hardscape Construction Roundtable, an expanded estimating session, and more are planned at Hardscape North America 2024.
John Deere P-Tier

John Deere Debuts Five New P-Tier Models & Three New Attachments

John Deere introduces the 330 and 334 P-Tier Skid Steer Loaders, the 331, 333 and 335 P-Tier Compact Track Loaders to market.
Hilltip SnowStriker

Hilltip Brings Line Of SnowStriker ™ Snowplows To North America

Hilltip's SnowStriker™ snowplows compatible with half-ton pickups, SUVs, UTVs, tractors, and loaders, have come to North America.
Autonomous Snow Plow

Remote-Operated, Autonomous Industrial Snow Plow Hits The Market

Teleo and Storm Equipment have introduced America’s only remote-operated and autonomous industrial snow plow.