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Safety Tips to Prevent Tricks this Halloween

Trick-or-Treat! Halloween continues to be a top-five holiday for kids. And for good reason … it’s a candy-hoarding paradise! Throngs of fairies and superheroes dart around their neighborhood while people give them enough candy to make the Tooth Fairy twitch. Sadly, while sword-wielding knights, crowned princesses, and their parents are amassing their candied fortune; others use the occasion as a backdrop for more ominous events.

Here are a few tips for you to protect your business from “things that go bump in the night” this Halloween: Continue reading ‘Safety Tips to Prevent Tricks this Halloween’ »

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What to Replant After The Storm?

While South Florida was spared a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, the massive storm still left us with considerable cleanup. In fact, many cities are still in the midst of what has turned out to be a lengthy process of debris removal. And with so much foliage underfoot, the frequently asked question is “what should we plant now.”

If you want to protect your business from flying branches and toppling trees, one of the best things you can do is go native. The Urban Forest Hurricane Recovery Program at the University of Florida studied tree damage following the last 10 hurricanes, and found native vegetation had the highest survival rates.

Here are a few tree and palm choices that will hopefully cause the least amount of damage and disruption to your commercial property. Continue reading ‘What to Replant After The Storm?’ »

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Flooding and Your Landscape

The catastrophic events in Texas, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and throughout our own state dumped immeasurable amounts of water on the ground. But South Florida doesn’t need a natural disaster to flood. This region is plagued with floods, which means you should be informed as to what that means for your property. Continue reading ‘Flooding and Your Landscape’ »

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Keeping the Office Kitchen Clean

Sadly, cleaning fairies do not exist. So as the ever popular “your mother doesn’t work here” meme suggests, employees need to clean up after themselves, especially in the kitchen.

Left unattended, the kitchen in any office can get unsightly and unsanitary, leaving employees frustrated. The only way to eliminate the situation is with a little common courtesy and a few office kitchen rules:

Continue reading ‘Keeping the Office Kitchen Clean’ »

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Caring for Your Grass During Summer Heat .

Late summer can create a lot of stress on your landscaping, especially the grass. This time of year, lawn care is all about keeping grass healthy (and alive) while temperatures soar. But, it’s not just the summer heat grass has to contend with. Summertime means outdoor lunches, company picnics, and lots of growing weeds from summer showers.

Here are some tips for keeping the lawn in tiptop shape during hot summer days. Continue reading ‘Caring for Your Grass During Summer Heat .’ »

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Cool or Creepy Technology?

A company was recently in the news for its new practice of offering its employees the option of having a microchip implanted into their hand in order to access locked doors, use office equipment, even purchase snacks from vending machines. While the idea is very futuristic and efficient, it raises some questions. Mainly, are our new securities technologies way cool or a little creepy?

A recent survey questioned 3,500 consumers, and here are some of the things they embraced as cool, and those that had them on alert for their creepy factor. Continue reading ‘Cool or Creepy Technology?’ »

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Security Lighting for Commercial Property

Lighting doesn’t just highlight the beauty of your property; it also impacts the safety and security. While a comprehensive alarm system is a great extra, business owners should never overlook the importance of lighting devices.

Here’s how security lighting helps keep commercial properties safer: Continue reading ‘Security Lighting for Commercial Property’ »

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Clean Like a Pro

We all know that one person who finds ironing relaxing. But have you even met anyone that loves to clean? We’ve never met that person either. And that’s because cleaning is a chore – literally and figuratively. It takes hours! But what if you could learn some tricks that would allow you to shave a few quarter hours off of the most time consuming parts of cleaning? Continue reading ‘Clean Like a Pro’ »

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Do I Need Office Security Cameras?

As any business owner will tell you, owning your own business is a 24/7 endeavor. Truthfully though, you can’t personally be at your place of business every minute or every day, which is why more and more owners are installing video surveillance systems. Continue reading ‘Do I Need Office Security Cameras?’ »

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Benefits of Growing An Office Garden

The correlation between a traditional office and a garden are not exactly apparent. When you think “office,” the mental image your mind conjures up is of fluorescent lights, cubicles, computers, and other miscellaneous office equipment; it’s not of lettuce, leeks, carrots and berries. But maybe it should be. Continue reading ‘Benefits of Growing An Office Garden’ »