july 2022

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Inside the July Issue

 

 

Prune, Mow and Edge
Make a Great Impression with Landscape Maintenance

Commercial property landscaping is about more than just mowing, edging, and trimming. In addition to enhancing
the appearance of each space, it’s a first opportunity to make a great impression.

Keeping your commercial property landscape clean and neat is just as important, if not more so, than any other maintenance task. Maintaining your space takes time and effort every day. Consider the following guidelines for commercial landscaping maintenance:

Pruning:
1. Prune trees to select and develop permanent scaffold branches that are smaller in diameter than trunk or branch to which they are attached, and which have vertical spacing of
18 in. to 48 in. and radial orientation so as not to overlay one another.

2. Prune trees to eliminate diseased or damaged growth, and narrow Vshaped branch forks that lack strength.

3. Prune trees to maintain growth within space limitations, maintaining a natural appearance and balancing crown with roots.

4. Thin out and shape evergreen trees when necessary to prevent wind and storm damage. Do primary pruning of deciduous trees during the dormant season. Do not permit
pruning of trees prone to excessive "bleeding" during growth season.

5. Prune damaged trees or those that constitute health or safety hazards at any time of year.

6. Make cuts clean and close to trunk, without cutting into branch collar. "Stubbing" is not permitted. Cut smaller branches flush with trunk or lateral branch. Make larger cuts (1 in. in diameter or larger) parallel to shoulder rings, with top edge of cut at trunk or lateral branch.

7. Branches too heavy to handle must be precut in three stages to prevent splitting or peeling of bark. Make first two cuts 18 in. or more from trunk to remove branch. Make third cut at trunk to remove resulting stub.

8. Do not prune or clip shrubs into balled or boxed forms unless specifically called for by design. Full story »

 

 

today's news

Stepan Company Enters $450M Credit Deal

BSM Staff | 07.06.22

NORTHBROOK, IL -- Stepan Company has entered into a credit agreement for a five-year committed $350 million multi-currency revolving credit facility and a $100 million delayed draw term loan facility with a syndicate of banks.

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Madison Chemical Reduces Use of NPE Surfactants

BSM Staff | 07.06.22

MADISON, IN -- Madison Chemical was recently recognized by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Environmental Stewardship Program for reducing their nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE) surfactants. 

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SLI ‘Tops Out’ 303 Battery, a Pre-Fab Tower

BSM Staff | 07.06.22

SEATTLE -- Sustainable Living Innovations (SLI) has installed the final steel beam and manufactured building panel for its 15-story, 112-unit apartment building under construction in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood.

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IICRC Opens Nominations for People’s Choice

BSM Staff | 07.05.22

LAS VEGAS -- The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is now accepting nominations for its 2022 People’s Choice Award.

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Univ of Alabama Implodes Tutwiler Hall to Expand

BSM Staff | 07.05.22

TUSCALOOSA, AL – The University of Alabama has demolished Tutwiler Hall, a 1,000-bed dormitory for women.

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Zurn and Elkay Complete Merger

BSM Staff | 07.05.22

MILWAUKEE, WI -- Zurn Water Solutions and Elkay Manufacturing have combined to create Zurn Elkay Water Solutions—one of the largest providers of water management solutions to improve health and the environment.

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