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Colorado Green NOW: the latest news for the Colorado landscape industry.

 

How Kimberly Jewell took on the Colorado legislature Email

"I didn’t have a clue what I was getting into. I never did anything like this,” says Kimberly Jewell, general manager, Snow Management Services/GroundMasters Landscape Services, Inc., Denver. She was referring to her in-the-trenches efforts along with others in the industry to convince legislators to vote for the Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation Act.

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Safety measures can reduce work site fire danger Email

fire safetyWith much of Colorado experiencing exceptional dryness or drought, it’s increasingly important for landscape professionals to follow safety precautions to prevent wildfire. Properly maintained equipment can guard against sparks that might ignite dry plant material. The infographic below demonstrates how to work safely.

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Surge in rabbit population could be a health risk Email

Is your crew aware of the safety risks involved in contact with wildlife? Are they taking the necessary measures to keep themselves out of danger?

It’s important that your employees understand how to avoid tularemia infection. Also known, as “rabbit fever,” tularemia can be carried by more than just bunnies. Prairie dogs, mice, and squirrels can also carry the disease. While infection is rare, the risk should be taken seriously.

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Teach your crew to steer clear of unknown animals--and rabies exposure Email

There have been more confirmed cases of rabies in Colorado in the first half of 2018 than there were in all of 2017. This increase underscores the need to be aware of the virus and how your employees can be exposed to it.

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Improve your online marketing in just 15 minutes a day Email

We continue to share lessons learned at Facebook Community Boost in Denver. Today we discuss how to become proficient in Facebook marketing through free online courses.

You know your business could benefit from a stronger Facebook presence. But who has the time to learn social media marketing while also running a business? What if you could become an expert in just 15 minutes per day?

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