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national collegiate landscape competition 2019

Timberline Recap of the 43rd Annual NALP National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Timberline was excited to be a sponsor at this year’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC). The NCLC is a three-day competition, testing the top landscape and horticulture students in real-world industry skills. It is also the largest Career Fair in the industry, connecting highly skilled students with top industry companies.

Josh Pool, Timberline’s Chief Operational Officer said this about the event: “I think I am most eager about the opportunity to meet students who are as excited about this industry as we are. We have a huge need for motivated and inspired young people who want to grow with a company who is consistently growing and expanding.”

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Summer Lawn Care 101

A lush, green and healthy lawn can not only make your home stand out in the spring, summer and fall months, but it can actually increase the value of your home, too. But think of your lawn as like a relationship with your significant other – getting it green, lush and healthy doesn’t just happen overnight. No, you have to work on it.

While it might seem odd to draw parallels between your lawn and your spouse, think of it like this. If you don’t spend enough time with and lose interest with either, the consequences could be dire. Your spouse or significant other will likely feel neglected and dump you and your lawn will die out. No, we’re not trying to say that caring for your lawn is more important than spending time with your husband, wife or girlfriend, just that both take a fair amount of work to sustain.

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So, yes, the bottom line is that in order to have a nice lawn, it takes a little bit of TLC. And we’re not just talking about throwing the sprinklers on every other day or so. How do you get your lawn ready for the dog days of summer and keep it looking green and lush all summer long? Here’s a look at what we call Summer Lawn Care 101: Continue reading Summer Lawn Care 101

Growing an Edible Garden in Colorado

Growing an Edible Garden in Colorado

Growing an edible garden in Colorado can be more than a fun backyard project. When done right, your edible garden will provide you control over what chemicals and pesticides touch your foods, and can promote a healthy, organic diet.  It can also save you money on groceries and can serve as a great educational piece for children.

What edible garden areas you’ll learn about:

  • Fruit bushes and trees
  • Vegetables
  • Herbs

As well as how to:

  • Encourage pollinators
  • Protect your garden from pests

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Timberline Landscaping’s Commitment to Safety

Timberline Landscaping operates on the philosophy that “all of us have a key role in ensuring a safe working environment for our employees, customers, suppliers, and the general public.”

Having a Safety and Quality Assurance Manager, Erick Stover, on staff sets Timberline apart to ensure all employees follow all state and federal regulations.  “We are proactive versus reactive by trying to prevent accidents before they happen with continuing education and training,” states Erick. He has extensive knowledge and experience in all thing’s safety.

At Timberline, the core areas of safety belong to management, supervisors, and all employees. We achieve safe operations through committee meetings, orientations, and training. These safety initiatives allow us to provide professional and productive work that results in a long-lasting landscape that is done right.

We are a long-term established contractor that is insured and licensed.

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Why Safety Should be a Top Concern When Hiring a Landscape Contractor

Safety has become a bit of a buzzword in the contracting industry. Everyone is using the word safety when talking about their operations, and you just need your landscape to look right. Why does landscape contractor safety matter to you?

According to OSHA in the US, the prime contractor, building owner, or property manager can all be held liable for compliance. On commercial job sites, safety infractions could lead to a complete site shut down. For example, if a sub-contractor employee is hurt on the job while not wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment, it can result in costly fines for the general contractor. It can also halt project progress. Learn more about who is responsible for contractor injuries on-site.

It turns out safety matters a lot more than you would think when it comes to getting the landscape you desire. It ties into everything from how well machine operators know how to use the machinery correctly, to the overall professionalism and productivity of the team working on your landscape.

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Residential Landscape Salesperson

Residential Landscape Salesperson

If you enjoy and understand the merging of art and science into a display of beauty, then Timberline Landscaping, Inc. has the career opportunity for you! We are 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 commercial and residential landscape design/build to complete grounds maintenance.
We love what we do and have fun doing it! Recently voted one of the Best workplaces in 2017!!

Primary Operational Objectives:
This position is responsible for residential landscape installation sales. This role partners with the landscape design and estimating team to meet the needs of a variety of residential customers. This will include meeting with potential customers, building strategic relationships, and preparing sales presentations.

Responsibilities:
•Determine pricing schedules for quotes, promotions, and negotiations.
•Generate and follow up on sales leads, make sales, and achieve sales goals set by management.
•Present, promote, and sell products/services using convincing communication to both current and potential clients.
•Coordinate sales efforts with marketing strategy.
•Perform cost-benefit and needs analysis of both present and potential clients to meet their expectations.
•Visiting clients and potential clients to evaluate needs or promote products and services.
•Communicate exceptionally well with clients, vendors, and coworkers.
•Perform site analyses that include the assessment of current plants, soil conditions, slope/grade, lighting, the view, and architecture style of the property.
•Speak confidently when presenting projects, complete with plans and associated documents.
•Prepare weekly and monthly reports.
•Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
•Degree in Business, Marketing, or related sales experience (landscape sales a plus)
•Understanding of the sales process and dynamics.
•Sales experience a must, as well as proven success in sales.
•Exceptional ability to negotiate and close sales.
•Experience selling to competitive advantage.
•A ‘customer experience’ driven mind set
•Self-starting initiative to pursue sales without the prompting of management.
•Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•A basic understanding of materials and labor costing.
•Keep current with relevant software, professional training, and cutting-edge tools of the profession.
•Must be highly adaptable to the kinds of change that comes along with working in an entrepreneurial environment.
•High level of integrity and dependability with a keen sense of urgency and results-orientation.
•Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license with a clean driving record.
•Must speak fluent English.
•Must have reliable transportation as travel will be required.
•Must pass background check consisting of employment history, personal/professional references, criminal record, and drug screening.
•Must be willing to do things outside of job description. All team members help and support other departments when necessary.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
•Fast-paced, fun and casual office environment.
•Must be flexible with schedule to accommodate client needs.
•Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend and lift/move up to 30 lbs.
•Walking, bending, twisting, reaching, crawling, stretching and standing on occasion is required.
•Job is partly an indoor office setting. The other part of the job is spent out-of-office in sales meetings/pitches, client site meetings, visiting vendors, and evaluations. This will require that you be outdoors.

Position Title: Residential Landscape Salesperson
Position Reports to: Residential Design Business Unit
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Supervises: N/A
Experience: Degree in Business, Marketing, or related sales experience (landscape sales a plus)
Career Level: Non-manager/full-time/exempt
Salary: DOE
Benefits (Per company policy):
• Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
• Life/AD&D Insurance
• Paid time off
• 401K Investment plan

What's Wrong with My Lawn

What’s Wrong with my Lawn?

A beautiful lawn saves you time and money. We all want to have the healthiest lawn on the block.

Keeping your lawn in prime condition can not only increase your curb appeal but ensure that your grass and plants remain in good health throughout the year. Additionally, feeling confident and taking pride in the way that your lawn looks is important when you are already investing in your property.

However, it may be difficult to determine how to cure unhealthy grass or how to determine if your lawn is healthy in the first place. Our Timberline Turf Experts have listed some common lawn issues below. We cover how to spot them so that you can remedy your grass quickly and no longer need to ask “What’s wrong with my lawn?”

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