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Editor’s Note: Ticking Time

September 10, 2018By

Busyness is a way of life for many of us. Ask someone how they’re doing, and there’s a good chance he or she will reply, “Busy!” I’m constantly amazed by the landscape and lawn care business owners I’ve met who are running their companies, coaching kids’ sports teams, engaging with civic organizations, spending time on hobbies and more. I wonder... read more

SafetyWatch: Generator Safety

September 10, 2018By

It’s important to keep the following safety tips in mind when using a generator. Before using a generator, you need to be sure it’s fueled up. Remember: Never add gasoline when the unit is running or when the unit is warm. Don’t fill the tank all the way to the top. Leave an inch or two so the gas has... read more

Issue Brief: Science shouldn’t be politicized

September 10, 2018By

Attempts by some lawmakers to apply political solutions to questions of science is a disturbing trend impacting the green industry. In the U.S., we have a scientific, legal and administrative framework to evaluate pesticides for safety and effectiveness. Before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants or renews registration to a product, extensive research is conducted so we can be confident... read more

Editorial Advisory Board: September 2018

September 10, 2018By

What’s the No. 1 reason a lawn care or landscape pro should consider attending GIE+EXPO? Landscape Professionals Richard Bare Arbor-Nomics Turf Norcross, Ga. “A pro should attend because the GIE is perfect for learning new techniques, networking, getting new ideas, seeing products and, in general, showing why you are a pro because you are constantly seeking out improvements for your... read more

Web Extra: Holiday lighting tips

September 10, 2018By
Warm white holiday lighting (Photo: Christmas Decor)

You now know the do’s and don’ts of holiday lighting, but we went a little deeper and talked to the pros—Josh Scearcy, vice president of business development for Brite Ideas; Brandon Stephens, president of the Décor Group, the umbrella company of the Christmas Décor brand; and Arnie Arsenault, president of A. Arsenault & Sons, the Spencer, Mass.-based franchisee of Christmas... read more

Brighten your biz

September 10, 2018By
Holiday lighting installation (Photo: Brite Ideas)

Holiday lighting installations aren’t just festive and fun—they also can be a end-of-season revenue booster, as well as a way to keep some employees busy. “If you’re looking to fill a certain amount of days for your company to help retain employees, holiday lighting is a great avenue, but there are a lot of factors to take into consideration,” says... read more