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How Often Should I Mow My Lawn?

Mowing your lawn is an essential part of keeping it looking happy and healthy. When it comes to how often you should mow, there are several factors that will play into your mowing schedule. Consistency will be key.

The most important thing to remember with mowing is that “how often” isn’t as important as “how much” grass you cut. Improper mowing can lead to brown spots, weak roots, and burnt grass. Below are important points to consider when asking “How often should I mow my lawn.”

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Plant Health Care Technician

Timberline Landscaping, Inc. is an award-winning company serving Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, “Creating a Little Bit of Heaven” for 35 years. We offer a full range of services from landscape design, construction and maintenance for commercial and residential properties.
Primary Operational Objectives:
This position is primarily responsible for professional service of our clients’ landscapes with our comprehensive plant health care program. This employee oversees a crew of PHC professionals, organizing and directing the team’s work.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Responsible for leading crew in general tree/plant care.
• Direct team in executing the PHC Manager’s schedule and other instructions
• Conduct complete tree, lawn and shrub care, including insect and disease control, fertilization.
• Proper application of a variety of lawn and tree care products; fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, pesticide products. Must have an applicator’s license or in the processing of obtaining it.
• Safe handling and use of all chemicals.
• Accurate and timely completion of required paperwork.

Requirements:
• Must pass background check consisting of employment history, personal/professional references, criminal record and drug screening.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license with a clean driving record.
• Demonstrated proficiency with products and techniques used to maintain plant health.
• Ability to perform basic math calculations when mixing chemicals.
• Ability to manage projects according to contract, on time, and on budget.
• Must be able to interact with customers in a professional manner.
• Safe securement of equipment and materials during transport.
• Must be punctual, responsible, and have a positive, can-do attitude.
• Demonstrate dependability and efficient work practices.
• Must be able to read and understand safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
• Ability to speak, read and write English.
• Must be willing to do things outside of your job description. All team members help and support other departments when necessary.

Desired Qualities:
• Department of Agriculture Qualified Supervisor (QS) most desirable.
• Highly desirable, ISA Arborist Certification, NALP Certified Technician or Lawn Care Technician.
• Bilingual in Spanish, highly desirable.
• B.S. in Horticulture or related field.
• 5+ years of experience

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
• This position is primarily an outdoor job which will require working hours outside in all temperatures and weather conditions.
• Long pants, long sleeved shirts required due to the nature of spraying chemicals.
• The position requires bending, stooping, reaching, crawling, walking and lifting.
• Technician should be comfortable with, and have physical and manual dexterity to operate hand tools and small – medium sized machinery and should be comfortable working with digging equipment/tools.
• Occasional exposure to dust, grease, noise and chemical vapors – PPE is provided, and company logoed apparel must be worn.
• Occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds (must ask for help above 50 lbs.)
Position Title: Plant Health Care Technician
Position Reports to: PHC Manager
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Career Level: FT / Non-manager (non-exempt)
Salary: Hourly rate $16 – $25/ DOE
Benefits: (Per company eligibility)
 Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
 Profit sharing
 Paid time off
 401K Investment plan

 

5 Benefits of Smart Irrigation Controllers

Smart technology is becoming increasingly popular in the home. Smart technology is more efficient and makes life easier. There’s no reason why smart technology shouldn’t move outdoors to help us with our landscapes too. Our favorite outdoor technology is the smart irrigation controller. A smart irrigation controller waters your landscape for you, but with the added features of adjusting based on weather, plant type, and other things depending on the controller.  The benefits of smart irrigation controllers definitely outweigh the costs of basic stand-alone controllers.

Low-tech stand-alone controllers are typically just a timer. They do not provide any weather input or alerts and typically result in excessive water waste and even landscape loss from overwatering. Here are 5 benefits you’ll experience when you upgrade to a smart irrigation controller:

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Kill Weeds for Good plus Natural Vs. Chemical Weed Killer

When you’re planning your dream landscape, the last thing that you want to worry about is weeds threatening the health of your plants. While weeds can be prevented before they even begin to grow if you take the proper precautions, sometimes they are already invading your property. Therefore, finding the proper form of removal can seem like a daunting task. Here’s your guide to Kill Weeds for Good plus Natural Vs. Chemical Weed Killer.

At Timberline Landscaping, we are experts in keeping your landscape protected from weeds. We’ve compiled some tips to help you understand how to prevent weeds from growing and kill weeds that already exist. Also, read on for information about natural and chemical weed killers. 

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