We support our team members in doing their best work
November 2021. By Kirk Aoyagi: It’s pretty normal for landscaping companies to expect their “crew” members to bring their own tools to the job. This adds a barrier to entry into the profession we see as pointless. Instead, we ensure our teams have all the tools they need. Here’s why.
We want your best work.
When our teams arrive on a job, we want to be sure everyone has what they need to do their best work. That means having the right tool for the job.
It’s more efficient.
When team members have to bring their own tools, they naturally keep track on who is using what and which tool belongs to which team members. It’s so much easier in the garden when you know any tool there is a tool to share.
We need different tools.
Many of our clients have meadows instead of lawns or no lawn at all. Even those with traditional gardens expect their gardens to be installed and maintained in a way that protects the environment. That means we need none of the tools used to apply toxic fertilizers and pesticides, and more rakes, brooms, weed poppers, and pruning sheers.
We use sustainable equipment.
We care about our team members’ health and the that of the environment. Because gas mowers and blowers create enough air pollution to aggravate allergies, asthma and heart disease, we invested in the best electric equipment.
It’s equitable and fair.
We don’t ask our designers to come with their own laptops and desks… why would we ask those who build and grow our designs to come with everything they need? We want every team member to feel equally supported in doing their best work.
This isn’t the end of the story. In addition to providing the tools needed to design, build or maintain a garden, we provide PPE.