Podcasts

An alternative to H-2B

An alternative to H-2B

March 2, 2017

A company in Cincinnati has a new way for landscaping companies to recruit workers. Clay Martin, owner of Martin Recruiting and Consulting, talks about how he is finding candidates in Puerto Rico to bring into the green industry. Read More

An Illinois state of mind

An Illinois state of mind

January 10, 2017

John Algozzini, director of design at K & D Landscape Management and co-chair of the iLandscape Show, gives us a rundown of what to expect at the show, an update on the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association and the latest trends in the Chicago market. Learn more about the show at www.ilandscapeshow.com. Read More

The root of happiness

The root of happiness

January 4, 2017

NALP recently released a collection of sheets and videos of facts for landscape professionals to hand out to anyone interested in more information on the green industry and how it affects the environment. We sat down with Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs, to talk about what you can do with this information. Read More

Hiring a marketing person

Hiring a marketing person

December 9, 2016

You might use door hangers and post on social media to market your company, but that doesn't mean you have a marketing plan. We spoke with Chris Heiler, founder and CEO of Landscape Leadership (www.landscapeleadership.com), about why, when and how you should hire a marketing person to develop a marketing strategy for your company. Read More

HR trends [part 1]

HR trends [part 1]

December 5, 2016

Chuck Bowen spoke with Jason Cupp about some of the major issues affecting human resources in the green industry. Read More

411 on fire ants

411 on fire ants

November 28, 2016

In this podcast presented by Syngenta, Chris Keefer, Syngenta a pest technical manager with the company talks about where fire ants are most common, how irrigation affects them, what you can do to prevent and treat them and much more. Read More

Dirt doctors

Dirt doctors

September 20, 2016

Dr. Mike Goatley, Jr., professor and extension turfgrass specialist at Virginia Tech University, gives an overview of the importance of soil testing and how performing it can help your customers’ lawns. Read More

Our experience with mosquito work

Our experience with mosquito work

August 10, 2016

Rob Braden, service manager, Tomlinson Bomberger Lawn Care, Landscape & Pest Control, Lancaster, Pa., talks to Pest Control Technology magazine's managing editor, Brad Harbison, about lessons learned since the Pennsylvania firm started offering mosquito control three years ago. Read More

Grubs, grubs go away

Grubs, grubs go away

June 2, 2016

In this podcast, presented by Syngenta, Matt Giese, technical field manager for the Midwest at Syngenta, talks about how weather affects grub populations, how to know if a lawn has grubs, how LCOs can prevent and treat the pest and much more. Read More

Overtime rule change

Overtime rule change

May 27, 2016

HR consultant Jason Cupp discusses the recent changes to the overtime rule. Topics covered include: An overview of the rule, why the rule was changed, what you can do to voice your opinion and much more. You can subscribe to the Lawn & Landscape Radio Network for free on iTunes. Read More

Managing mosquitos

Managing mosquitos

April 28, 2016

In this sponsored Syngenta podcast, Dr. Nicky Gallagher, technical services manager for Syngenta PPM, discuses what you need to know about mosquito prevention in your customers' yards. Read More

Protect yourself

Protect yourself

February 25, 2016

When an employee leaves the company, they could be taking some of your business with them. Jason Cupp, former business owner and now growth consultant, covers some of the ways to cover your clients. Read More

Keep covered

Keep covered

February 11, 2016

The number of jobs available is growing for LCOs, but there's only so much plant material on the market. Cameron Cantrelle, CEO of Plantbid, talks about how to network to get what you need. Read More

The paper trail

The paper trail

February 2, 2016

What do you do when an employee asks to be fired? Jason Cupp, former business owner and now growth consultant, shares HR horror stories and talks with editor Chuck Bowen about the importance of documentation. Read More