Safety & Sustainability

Safety Program 

Safety is a top priority at Turfscape 

Whether it’s during the green season or the snow is flying outside, Turfscape takes safety seriously. The Turfscape Team knows that our work cannot be considered high-quality unless it is performed in a safe and responsible manner. Our working practices are continually evaluated and discussed to promote a safety-conscious company mindset. The ultimate goal is for our employees to go beyond the minimum to develop situation-specific practices that create the best working environment for everyone. 

crew with equipment

You can see our safety program in action in multiple ways:

  • Required use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including high-vis uniform or vest, earplugs, safety glasses, proper work boots and pruning chaps
  • Each trailer has supplied print outs of MSDS sheets to reference
  • Training on jobsite set up including proper placement of cones and chemical posting flags
  • Wash stations in shops
  • Trailer tailgates are painted safety yellow
  • Drug testing
  • Quarterly shop and daily crew safety audits
  • Weekly safety training 
  • All trucks contain a safety handbook, MSDS sheets for all chemicals used, first aid and blood born pathogen kits, fire extinguishers and cones
  • Daily circle of safety checks on all trucks and trailers 

On top of these safeguards, we conduct weekly Circle of Safety meetings. A vast array of issues is discussed during these meetings including: equipment user technique, bee stings, chemical spills, fire safety, proper snow shoveling styles…and much more! These meetings guide us on how to help create effective and lasting solutions that protect employees and customers now and in the future.


Your sustainable commercial outdoor grounds solution 

Being in the landscape & snow removal industry and having a love for our outdoor environment reasonably go hand in hand. Spending the day outdoors and enhancing the grounds of his surrounding communities is what appealed to Turfscape’s Founder & President, George Hohman, back in 1988. What doesn’t go hand in hand is the fact that this industry requires the use of numerous large, heavy pieces of equipment that can really leave a negative impact on the environment if not responsibly managed.

Commercial Landscaping Crew Planting Mums Annuals

At Turfscape, we focus on implementing green practices that improve efficiency and minimize waste. From using environmentally friendly fuel in our low emission fleet & equipment to recycling all of our green debris to calibrating our pesticide & salt applications, we concentrate on sustainable solutions every day. Not only are our Account Managers and crews committed to recommending native plants & trees and integrating organic mulch & fertilizers when applicable, but we do not always rely on gas powered shears when pruning. Instead, we take the time to skillfully hand prune which not only increases the plant’s longevity but also results in less pollution. Our environmentally friendly efforts don’t stop operationally either. Our office personnel diligently concentrate on reducing our impact on the environment by recycling, electronically invoicing & archiving and purchasing office supplies that are made with post-consumer waste.

When it comes to sustainable practices, we are continually bettering ourselves as a company. Each year we are making adjustments with the goal of reducing our environmental footprint and leaving this planet to be enjoyed by generations to come. We understand that each commercial property brings its own unique landscaping and snow removal conditions and challenges. You can rely on Turfscape to work closely with you to deliver a sustainable solution that meets your expectations and budget.

"When we first contracted with Turfscape, we didn’t have a good handle on our inventory of trees on campus. Following a professional survey, we were able to set realistic and attainable goals for the total number of specimens and species.  Under-represented and native species were identified along with appropriate locations for canopy enhancement. Turfscape has enhanced our annual Arbor Day observance through their friendly and engaging staff. We have achieved Tree Campus Higher Education recognition three years in a row and counting, as a result. George Hohman, and now Bob Ramser, have been personally involved on campus to ensure the highest standards of quality in greenscaping to keep our campus looking beautiful, inviting, and lush year after year. The entire Turfscape team has become an important element and driving force behind our campus sustainability efforts."

Jeff YourSustainability Committee Chair John Carroll University