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LM Gallery: November 2018

November 8, 2018By
Vince Torchia, Seth Jones, Marty Grunder, Bill Roddy (Photo: LM Staff)

Check out a few of the places where the LM team made its rounds last month. 1. LM Publisher Bill Roddy (right) and incoming Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones (second from left) took a peek behind the curtain at Grunder Landscaping Co. for its Fall Field Trip in Miamisburg, Ohio. Here they are with new LM columnist Marty Grunder (second from right)... read more

Backstory: Troy Clogg

November 8, 2018By
Troy Clogg and family in Galway (Photo: Troy Clogg)

Troy Clogg Owner and Sales Consultant Troy Clogg Landscape Associates Wixom, Mich. Education North Farmington High School Farmington Hills, Mich. Class of 1981 Lawrence Technological University Architecture Southfield, Mich. 1981-1983 Ferris State University Business Big Rapids, Mich. 1983-1984 Work Experience 1978-1980 Mr. Fables, The Nugget, Pizza Hut Busboy Grand Rapids, Mich. “From these jobs, I learned about getting along with... read more

Package deal

November 8, 2018By
Husqvarna ride-on mower (Photo: Husqvarna)

There are loyalty programs for everything from hotels to restaurants that reward customers for making purchases. It only makes sense for customers to take advantage of these perks for things they are already going to buy. But what about mower fleet loyalty programs? Should landscapers consider a rewards program or purchasing their entire fleet from one mower manufacturer? Beyond the... read more

SafetyWatch: Safely transport trees

November 8, 2018By

Large shrubs and trees present a challenge. A large tree with a root ball is heavy. Moving it is not a one-person job or even a two-person job. Often, you can roll a large tree by the root ball to get it into a planting position, depending on the weight of the root ball. Be careful to protect the branches... read more

Issue Brief: NALP, DOL to collaborate on H-2B compliance

November 8, 2018By

In September, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a nationwide initiative to strengthen compliance in the landscape industry with the labor provisions of the H-2B temporary visa program. It was almost identical to a release issued the previous week targeting the hospitality industry. The compliance will focus on: Confirming an insufficient number of U.S. employees are qualified and available... read more