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Keep on trucking: Maintaining lawn care fleets

March 22, 2019By
Lush Lawn truck (Photo: Lush Lawn)

Trucks are a major expense for lawn care operators, and many begin each day ensuring their investments are well cared for. Jason Zielesch, production manager for Lush Lawn in Grand Blanc, Mich., says before technicians leave the lot, the company requires they complete what it calls a “three-minute 360.” The three-minute 360 is a full inspection of the truck to... read more

SafetyWatch: Pressure washer safety

March 22, 2019By

Keep the following items in mind before using a pressure washer. Pressure washers are driven by gas engines, which produce potentially toxic and dangerous fumes. Never start or operate the pressure washer in an unventilated or confined space. Additionally, the operator should always wear eye protection when using a pressure washer. Inspect the hoses and nozzles before beginning. Also check... read more

How to get the most out of your spreaders and sprayers

March 22, 2019By
Crew member operating spreader (Photo: SiteOne Landscape Supply)

Two experts give their best tips for getting the most out of sprayers and spreaders. 1. Be consistent. Common mistakes that lawn care operators (LCOs) make are they don’t stay consistent with the spray pattern and they don’t cut in edges near sidewalks and driveways, says Teddy Mathis, sales manager for Graham Spray Equipment, a manufacturer of spray rigs. Mathis... read more

This modern phone call culture

March 22, 2019By
Photo: Seth Jones

Seth Jones talks about his daughter getting her first smartphone. read more

Handheld tools for hardscape projects

March 22, 2019By
Photo: Outback Landscape

Having the right tool for the job saves crews time and energy and reduces the risk of an injury. For hardscape projects, there are several tried-and-true handheld tools to get the job done. Here’s a look inside the toolboxes of contractors from around the country. Tools that limit strain Located in South Windsor, Conn., Bahler Brothers offers design/build, landscape lighting... read more

Irrigation distributor partnership tips

March 22, 2019By
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What to consider before partnering with an irrigation distributor read more