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Timberline and DBC Irrigation host high school interns Email
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Written by Becky Garber   
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 05:00 AM

Interns at Timberline LandscapingSpring 2018 saw the launch of the first Landscape Career Pathways interns into landscape industry businesses. Colorado Springs area Timberline Landscaping, Inc. and DBC Irrigation Supply, Inc., hosted seven students from Falcon High School, Peyton. The pilot internship offered students a 40-hour program to explore real-world jobs in both a landscape company and a supplier firm.  

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Heat safety preparedness is critical this year Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 04:00 AM

Water. Rest. Shade.Many parts of Colorado are experiencing record-breaking heat this year. As a result, it’s critical to reinforce heat safety measures with your landscape crew. Make sure your company is taking steps to prevent heat illness, to recognize it if it does occur, and to understand the best way to treat heat illness.

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Efficient landscape irrigation can help ease the pain of drought Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 03:00 AM


July is Smart Irrigation MonthOnce again, Governor Hickenlooper has proclaimed July Smart Irrigation Month. With drought conditions affecting 80% of the state, conserving water is critical. Landscape professionals can do their part to support water conservation by encouraging customers to be more efficient in their outdoor water use. 

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New job board offers hiring managers greater reach Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 02:00 AM


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Finding employees continues to be the greatest challenge facing landscape companies in Colorado. Hiring managers face a daunting task in trying to fill positions so that businesses can operate at full capacity. A valuable tool is industry-specific job boards, and ALCC has taken steps to revamp their classified ads, with the help of NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative (IGI).

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Camera phone and some creativity can boost your social media Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 01:00 AM


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In this continuing series of lessons learned at Facebook Community Boost in Denver, we discuss how to create thumb-stopping content for social media.

If you want to make social media users stop scrolling and pay attention to your post you need to grab their attention quickly and get right to the point. There are dozens of free tools available to help you create interesting visual content with your camera phone and a little imagination.

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