There are basically four key points to best practices for safety in commercial landscaping, commercial irrigation, or tree trimming. These four key points keep safety “top of mind” for our team at LMC. 1. We are landscapers. We understand the risks of the equipment we use, and we don’t want
Number one, business relationships are vital to the success in growing your businesses. These relationships form the foundation of who you are and how you are going to be viewed within your particular industry, like professional tree trimming. These relationships can only set you up for success if you deliver
What should you look for when choosing a tree trimming company? What is the significance of using an ISA certified arborist for your tree care?
When selecting a tree trimming company, certain accreditations, like ISA, TCIA, and the Better Business Bureau, are a great indicator of a reputable tree company. Good reviews are also a great resource for other customer’s experiences with that particular company. Once you find a few tree trimming services that have
What are some basic principles to follow when it comes to delivering high quality customer service in commercial landscaping and tree trimming?
First of all, you can’t talk about customer service in commercial landscaping and tree trimming without including the two types of customers. There are external customers, which pay us to deliver service on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. And there are also internal customers, which are your employees. They
What do you see as the biggest challenges and innovations that the commercial landscaping industry will see over the next decade? with Randy Ferrari
The biggest challenge in commercial landscaping is consistently labor. Whether that’s due to a lack of opportunity to hire an immigrant workforce through H2B or otherwise, labor is always going to be at the top of challenges in the industry. It also tends to be the biggest direct cost. There
What are some of the challenges and opportunities someone new to the commercial landscape industry can expect?
Houston is a wealth of opportunity for somebody new coming into the commercial landscape industry, specifically because Houston is a premiere location for commercial landscaping, commercial irrigation, and tree trimming. The climate and rainfall totals in the area combined with the long growing season present a diverse pallet of plant
with Jeff Kettler 1. Be honest, period. Always take the high road. You’re going to be put in difficult situations, in business situations, and if you always take the high road, I’ve found, you will always end up on the right side of the equation. So be honest and take
A lot of people think trees can be damaged or can freeze during the winter months. Or that it is possible for trees to freeze because half of a trees weight is made up of water. However, it is very rare that a tree will actually freeze, succumb to freeze
Best practices in tree trimming starts with hiring candidates who are ISA certified arborists and therefore understand the pruning terminology and techniques to properly prune trees with safety as the number one priority. There are certain techniques such as crown raising, crown reduction, crown restoration, crown thinning and crown cleaning,
Root barriers are very useful in many different aspects when it comes to tree care. The root barriers themselves help prevent tree roots from growing into a variety of different structures, like drainage pipes, pool areas, foundations, and even sidewalks. They are extremely useful in helping to keep tree roots