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In-house maintenance musts

April 1, 2019By
Crew member changing air filter (Photo: Ruppert Landscape)

Grease-stained hands, deflated tires and broken belts are just a few images that come to mind when discussing mower maintenance. For many landscape companies, mower maintenance amounts to much more. “Mowers are the most important piece of equipment for a company,” says Marc Fisher, mid-Atlantic region general manager for BrightView Landscape Services in Sterling, Va. “You want to reduce downtime... read more

PLANET leadership in place for 2014-2015

May 5, 2014By

The 2014-2015 board of directors for the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) began its fiscal year May 1. Installation of the new board took place during PLANET’s Great Escape in Anaheim, Calif.  Three new officers were named at that time, including Jim McCutcheon of HighGrove Partners, Austell, Ga., being dubbed president of the board. “I am honored and humbled to serve... read more

Snow, salt experts opine on the salt dilemma

May 5, 2014By

Salt suppliers, experts quell snow removal contractors’ concerns over what appeared to be a salt shortage this winter. Case Snow Management staff made a 16-hour round trip to Maine to pick up an order of rock salt this winter. All the while, there were piles upon piles of the deicer at the company’s local supplier, right down the road from... read more

PLANET Day of Service 2014 spurs 90 project completions

April 23, 2014By

Type #PLANETDOS into your Facebook or Twitter search bar and you’ll see evidence the Green Industry was busy on Earth Day, April 22. Off screen, the evidence was in the form of around 90 projects completed in 24 states at an estimated value of $400,000 as part of the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Day of Service 2014. An initiative that... read more

Photo slideshow: PLANET’s GIC underway

October 24, 2013By

The Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET) Green Industry Conference (GIC) commenced Wednesday in Louisville, Ky., in hand with the GIE+EXPO. Along with the PLANET Gives Back volunteer event, a kickoff event and welcome reception, several workshops also were hosted at the Louisville Marriott Downtown on the first day of the conference. Visit PLANET’s website for a full listing of events at... read more

How to become certified

October 24, 2012By

I’ve been involved in certification for several years as a candidate, certified individual and volunteer. My motto is “I’m certifiable, and so are you.” If I grabbed your attention, my mission is partially accomplished. Getting your attention is important, but encouraging you to act is essential. My sole purpose is to convince you to become Landscape Industry Certified. My story... read more