Rules of the Road

by Classic Landscaping on May 9, 2017

Traveling for work across state lines comes with some hefty regulations.

Given the opportunity as a business owner, would you bid on a job, accept a job and do a job across state lines? If it were a current or new client, it sounds like a great opportunity right? Reasonable profit? Maybe the site is just across town, just down the road or even across the street. “How bad could it be?” you ask. Let’s take a closer look and see what is necessary be- fore you even start the bidding process. [click to read full article…]

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

by Classic Landscaping on March 27, 2017

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign… blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind… do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?!”

Sounds like the words to a song, right? They are. Recorded by the Five Man Electric Band back in the day (circa 1971, or for you Gen X-ers, maybe you’ve heard it sung by Tesla), but they are so relevant for the topic of this article.

While I drive around during the day working, I can’t help but notice how motorists and contractors violate parking rules and regulations on a consistent and steady basis. Most times, I notice the same contractors parking in violation at the same locations, week a er week. Now this may seem trivial from our perspective as contractors, but be warned, this could be a fatal mistake!

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Hurricane Sandy and FEMA

November 13, 2012

How has the response been down the Jersey shore from FEMA? I hear the odd/even gas rationing is going away tomorrow. That is good news, no longer needed in the Edison area in my opinion. What is most needed in the shore area at this time and in the coming weeks and months?

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Hurricane Sandy

November 4, 2012

What kind of impact has hurricane Sandy had on you and your life? What is the one thing people can donate that would help you the most? What locations are designated drop off points in Staten Island, NY and New Jersey? God bless all those suffering through this event.

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Gas prices

October 23, 2012

How are you handling the current gasoline prices in your business? Regardless of what type of operation you are running, how are things going for you? I’m adding fuel surcharges to maintain my profit margin but, I wonder how other people are handling the near $5.00 per gallon prices. I shut my engines down and […]

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Snow this winter in the northeast??

October 4, 2012

Will it, or will it not snow in the northeast this winter? That is the question many contractors are asking the gods, themselves and anyone that will listen. With a snow season like this past one, if your only income is snow pushing, are you still in business? What have you done to survive? What […]

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Tool ideas

October 1, 2012

I am considering purchasing attachments for my Toro Dingo. I am looking at a trencher and leveler. If you have either of these I would like to hear from you. If you have other attachments you are using, please let me know which ones you find most useful.

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Hazwoper certification

September 21, 2012

What kind of work do you do with your Hazwoper certification? We are in the landscape industry and are wondering what other industries we could service with our Hazwoper certification.

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New Fertilizer Law in New Jersey

April 16, 2012

So now that New Jersey has one of the most strict fertilizer laws in the country, how is it affecting you? Have you taken the test and passed it, or are you still reviewing the information? How do you think the state handled the implementation of this new law?

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Spring has sprung! Classic landscaping, a professional landscape service in Edison, NJ is taking advantage of the great weather.

March 19, 2012

Hello all, Can you believe this March weather? I don’t know if its safe for us to assume that this weather is here to stay but we are taking full advantage of it. We started spring clean ups back in February as a matter of fact. If you have the need for a professional, highly […]

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