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Maintaining a healthy, lush lawn would not be possible without the aid of proper fertilization. Fertilizer contains three essential nutrients that lawns rely on to thrive: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK), which, respectively, promote color and growth, bolster healthy roots, and boost overall lawn health. Different types of fertilizers contain different amounts of these three ingredients and are manufactured in a number of ways. One product might be better suited for your lawn depending...

If your property and assets are not properly maintained, it’s only a matter of time until something goes wrong. Even a minor issue can snowball into a major catastrophe that costs your business significant time, money, and resources to resolve. Hiring a maintenance team is a no-brainer for your bottom line, then. However, you don’t want to hire just any maintenance contractor -- you want to work with hard-working professionals that put the customer first. When you partner with The Budd Group...

The human eye can only see so much. Though the electromagnetic spectrum is vast, we only see what we dub “visible light,” radiation (energy) with wavelengths that fall between 390 and 700 nanometers (nm). Above this threshold lies infrared light (between 700 nm and 1 millimeter), which is felt (in the form of heat) but generally unseen by humans without the aid of specific tools, such as filtered goggles and thermography. While most circumstances don’t call for the need to see beyond the v...

Prior to the recent vice presidential debate, and post White House COVID-19 outbreak, White House staff made it their mission to ensure the future debates, and the White House in general, were safe from virus transmission by ensuring that all platforms and stages were as clean as possible. In addition to the typical cleaning and sanitizing, they implemented something even more thorough by using an electrostatic sprayer. The Budd Group offers the same electrostatic sprayer service as well as some...

This year’s hurricane season has unfortunately already been one for the books, and analysts warn that more storms are likely on the way between now and the end of November (the storm season’s end). While nothing can be done to stave off these destructive storms, individuals and businesses can take several steps to mitigate the degree of damage done to their property. If nothing else, ensuring the health and safety of all personnel should be any business’s main priority. Having reliable fac...

A Frightening Number of Parents Believe the Flu Vaccine is a 'Conspiracy'

Don't fall for these dangerous myths about the life-saving shot. Right as flu season ramps up, a new survey shows that a disturbingly high number of parents harbor some pretty big misconceptions about the vaccine that helps prevent it. According to a national survey of 704 U.S. parents with children under 18, conducted by the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, 30 percent of parents feel the flu vaccine is a “conspiracy,” while another 28 percent of parents believe...

Now is about the time that the annual flu shot reminder articles start popping up. It’s rarely on people’s minds in late August or even in September, but that’s actually the perfect time to get vaccinated. It takes a few weeks for immunity to build, so by the time the virus really starts circulating you’re already protected.This year, though, we all have another disease on our minds, and the growing awareness of two overlapping, widespread viruses circulating at the same time has epi...

7 secrets of a working mom with a (mostly) organized Home

I have a confession to make: I am typing right now from the comfort of my clean living room. A living room that stays (mostly) clean. Lest you think that’s because I’m a Type A mom who makes bento box lunches on spotless counters, let me assure you I’m not even a Type A- mom. On my best days, I’d say I’m more of a B+ mom. I’m mainly just a semi-reformed slob who had to clean up my act for the sake of my marriage. My husband is a bit of a neatfreak—cluttered counters send his ...

What do janitorial companies, manufacturing plants, and financial firms all have in common? They all need to satisfy their customers and employees to continue to grow and succeed. Achieving stellar customer satisfaction is easier said than done, and the only way to improve your efforts is to know where you stand right now. Fortunately, there is a quantitative method for measuring customer satisfaction, known as Net Promoter Scoring (NPS)®. What is Net Promoter Scoring (NPS)? Established in 20...

Several factors contribute to a business’ ongoing success. Ultimately though, the curb appeal of your physical location can make or break a potential customer’s decision to enter your store. If your exterior is bland or poorly maintained, you’re not exactly welcoming people inside.  If you want to attract customers and keep them coming, cleaning, painting, and maintaining your property’s exterior is the bare minimum you should do. To go the extra mile, don’t be afraid to get a bit ...

Nearly every landscape stands to benefit from the presence of plant beds. And if you want your plants to stay healthy and make a statement, you need to invest in the right kind of soil coverage. There is no shortage of options when it comes to supporting, protecting, and nourishing your plant beds, but mulch and pine straw are typically viewed as the two main coverage contenders. At the Budd Group, our landscaping services can install pine needles and/or different types of mulch depending on you...

In a year already fraught with disaster, 2020’s Atlantic hurricane season is poised to be the second most active season, just behind 2005. By the end of September 2020, the east coast has seen 24 tropical or subtropical cyclones, 23 named storms, 8 minor to moderate hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes. And experts project that a number of additional storms and/or hurricanes might reach landfall before the end of the season on November 30th. This year’s destruction has already amassed tens of ...

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