Use Plant Growth Regulators To Promote Safety In Commercial Property Maintenance
Reduce Ladder Use
Crew members going up and down ladders to trim small trees and hedges poses a risk to safety. Utilizing growth regulators can reduce the number of pruning events in season, keeping crews safely on the ground.
Reduce Crews in Parking Lots
Trees and shrubs are regularly planted in parking lots and other high traffic areas, posing a risk to crew members each time these sites require maintenance. Growth regulators reduce the number of times crews are needed to keep these areas maintained.
Reduce Use of Power Trimmers
Power trimmers and power shears are valuable tools for maintaining the appearance of shrubs and hedges, but their use poses a risk to workers. You can keep a manicured look on shrubs and hedges for longer with growth regulators and reduce the use of power tools on the job site.
Reduce Sidewalk Lifting
As trees grow in size they have the tendency to lift sidewalks and walkways, creating a tripping risk and liability for the property. The use of growth regulators will slow the growth of large woody roots and reduce the risk of tripping.
Reduce Repetitive Stress
While the use of hand-powered tools have safety advantages over power tools, their use over long days can cause repetitive stress injuries for crew members. Use growth regulators to extend trim cycles and reduce exposure to this risk.
Reduce String Trimmer Damage
Trimming ground covers with power string trimmers can cause damage as rocks, twigs, and other debris get inadvertently thrown into vehicles and other infrastructure. Using growth regulators can reduce the trimming frequency and opportunities for damage.
Eliminate a Trip to the Site
Often times the most treacherous part of the day can be getting to and from the job site. Using growth regulators to maintain a manicured look longer can reduce the number of times a crew is on the road traveling to a particular location.
Keep Cameras and Lights Clear
Clients have an interest in the safety of their properties. Keeping security cameras and lighting free from vegetation is an important step in campus safety. Growth regulators can meet your clients’ needs by safely maintaining these important sight-lines.
Plant growth regulators can help reduce the risk of injury from repetitive stress actions.
Extending trimming cycles and keeping crew members off ladders is a key way growth regulators promote safety.
Plant growth regulators reduce the growth of the aggressive woody roots that cause sidewalk lifting.