Pro Landscaper’s October issue is jammed with your monthly dose of landscaping news and must-read features. Here we break down the highlights and features we believe will improve your business or spark your curious side.
Let’s Hear it From: Steve Etheridge, owner, Esse Landscapes
The Sussex-based landscaping businessman takes us through how Esse Landscapes operates as a contractor and the type of projects the company undertakes. Steve also tackles some hot industry topics, such as staffing, training and market saturation in the area his business operates, saying: “There’s enough work out there for everyone.”
Crime Wave: Angus Lindsay
Crime is becoming an increasing problem within the landscaping industry, costing business owners millions in equipment replacement, insurance premiums and damages. Angus explains a few ways which thieves can be deterred, but also points out the flaws in many security measures, and how thieves manage to find their way around these to steal equipment. This issue will soon be explored in greater depth with a crime report in landscaping coming soon to the Pro Landscaper website.
The Green Effect: Ian Drummond
In his column this month, Ian Drummond explores the issue of mental health in light of World Mental Health Day taking place on 10 October, discovering the ways in which green can help improve our well-being. He lists the top 10 benefits of plants in the workplace, as provided by plants@work, and also rounds up this thoughts on modern technology’s effect on the youth of today.
Can You Handle It: Sean Butler
In this October issue, director of Cube 1994 Sean Butler offers a closer look at some of the latest lifting gear on the market to help handling trees and shrubs. Offerings such as lifting tongs, grab hooks and rootball lifter make up some of the list and Sean breaks down their benefits, best use an rough market price for all.