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Web Extra: How The Greenery sweetens the deal with employee incentives

September 12, 2018By

How South Carolina-based landscape company The Greenery is diversifying its recruitment efforts to attract labor. Hilton Head Island is known as a picturesque community located on the South Carolina coast. It takes a serious labor force to maintain the residences and resorts on the island and in the surrounding area. The Greenery employs 806 full-time workers and does not use... 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

How much do you know about these popular 401(k) alternatives?

June 4, 2018By

Traditional 401(k)s may not be effective because the IRS’s “top heavy testing” rules may disqualify contributions from management and ownership. There are alternatives to traditional 401(k)s that will allow all employees and owners to contribute, giving the participants tax-deferred compensation, as well as allowing the company a tax deduction without the burdensome income testing that usually hijacks the good intentions... read more

Web Extra: SafetyWatch in Spanish (transporting dangerous goods)

May 30, 2018By

The following is a Spanish version of SafetyWatch from the May 2018 issue of Landscape Management. It discusses transportation of dangerous goods. Click here for the original SafetyWatch in English or see page 16 of the magazine. Transporte de bienes peligrosos Cualquiera persona que trabaje con bienes, productos o materiales peligrosos debe obtener la preparación indicada para la manipulación de... read more

Web Extra: The inside scoop on hearing conservation programs

May 15, 2018By
Two dosimeters. Photo: NIOSH

Introduction We all know landscapers can be exposed to noisy equipment and conditions, but doing something about it can seem daunting. Owners and supervisors might wonder, what’s the actual risk to workers? What does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require? Or how do I get started? This article is intended to shed light on these topics and to... read more

Web Extra: A look at Ameriscape’s fleet recovery vehicle

May 9, 2018By

In the April cover story, we heard from Tony Canorro, who is all about eliminating wasted time. In his role as fleet manager at Ameriscape Services in Thonotosassa, Fla., his goal is to keep the operations team up and running with as little downtime as possible. “We don’t want to be the reason someone’s losing time on a job,” says... read more