LM Web Extras

How much do you know about scale insects?

April 8, 2018By

Scale insects are common landscape pests, but many people don’t see them until it’s too late, which comes when scales drain their host plant of energy, and they begin dropping leaves or dying. It’s important to understand how to find scale insect infestations and some tactics to stymie them. Source: Steve Frank, associate professor and extension specialist at North Carolina... read more

Web Extra: SafetyWatch in Spanish (lockout/tag-out procedures)

April 3, 2018By

The following is a Spanish version of SafetyWatch from the March 2018 issue of Landscape Management. It discusses lockout/tag-out procedures. Click here for the original SafetyWatch in English or see page 16 of the magazine. Los procedimientos de cierre y etiquetado         Es importante que las compañías implementen y ejecuten los procedimientos de cierre y etiquetado. Estos procedimientos son necesarios cuando... read more

Web Extra: SafetyWatch in Spanish (using the rolling stop)

March 2, 2018By

The following is a Spanish version of SafetyWatch for the February 2018 issue of Landscape Management. It discusses how to use the rolling stop when plowing. Click here for the original SafetyWatch in English or see page 18 of the magazine. Evitar detener el tractor completamente cuando remueves la nieve Una técnica clave a considerar cuando se remueve la nieve es no detener... read more

Web Extra: Fit Turf’s production and sales comp plans

February 22, 2018By

With a goal of being a people-centric business, the leadership team at Fit Turf believes in a robust compensation and bonus structure for sales and production personnel. The company is based in Centennial, Colo. Here’s how it works. Production compensation Base weekly salary. Overbill bonus, which adds 7 percent of all produced production to weekly income (after technicians meet their... read more

Exploring the perks of Proven, a hiring web tool

February 22, 2018By

Have you ever sat in front of your computer and tried to will your job listing out into the world? While you continue to work on your superhuman skills, Proven can help you with the hiring process today. Designed for small business owners, Proven allows users to post job openings to more than 100 job boards—including Monster, Indeed and ZipRecruiter—with... read more

Web Extra: SafetyWatch in Spanish (setting targets)

February 14, 2018By

The following is a Spanish version of SafetyWatch for the January 2018 issue of Landscape Management. It discusses how to set expectations. Click here for the original SafetyWatch in English or see page 16 of the magazine. Establecer objetivos  Una vez que has establecido tus objetivos, compártelos con tu equipo. Asegúrate que todos entiendan las expectativas del equipo y de... read more