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View Poll Results: Where are you located in Florida?
North Florida 22 22.22%
Central Florida 55 55.56%
South Florida 22 22.22%
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Michael Geist Yard Works View Post
Bear - by the way finally got around to reading your article in Turf. Good stuff.

Thank you. I’m trying to find ways to provide practical insurance information to lawn care and landscaping businesses. I feel like there is not very much information available to all of you on the topic and there are plenty of ways to save money and better protect your business if you knew more about insurance products and how they work.

For example, workers compensation insurance is pretty straight forward as far as pricing, but there are quite a few ways to manage those premium costs and keep them down for your business. Check out these articles:

Lowering Your Workers Comp Premium – PRO Magazine
2010 Florida Workers Comp Rates
Remuneration vs Payroll
Class Code 0042 vs 9102

Here are some articles to read about Equipment Floater Insurance:

Intro to Equipment Floater Insurance – Turf Magazine
Variations in Equipment Floater Coverages – PRO Magazine

I am writing some articles now about commercial auto insurance for those magazines. Always feel free to check out our website and use the information there as a resource for your business and let me know if any of you have any questions about insurance coverages and practical ways to use them to protect your business.

Oh, and by the way it looks like Central Florida is leading in the votes!

Where are all of you South Florida and Panhandle guys?

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SW Florida, Ft Myers- Cape Coral
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:47 PM
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Just a bit southeast of Bills Lawn here.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by rob7233 View Post
I'm also from Oviedo. 32765 like Mike said.
I actually got to meet Rob the other day for a short bit - CK (Chuck) I have talked to several times and the same day I talked to Rob I thought I caught a glimpse of CK but it was actually confirmed to be another landscaper shortly after when CK and I talked on the phone.

It is kind of nice running into people in real life
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:56 PM
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Venice, Nokomis, North Port, Port Charlotte here. (S.W. FL).
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:09 PM
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:32 AM
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Orange County. Where we dont have any more orange groves... I thought southwest was from dade or palm beach or something as well.

We ever gonna have a get together to bounce ideas and models off each other?
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:17 PM
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Ormond beach here. serving volusia and flager counties
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:23 PM
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Florida Hardiness Zones

Originally Posted by rob7233 View Post
Central Florida 9b

I liked how you put the plant hardiness zone in your title and location. How many of you have looked at how these zones run through Florida?

Here are some links and maps of them in Florida.

Keep in mind that "Plant Hardiness Zones are only a general guide. Many other factors influence whether a plant will survive in your garden or not. You must also consider: Soil types, rainfall, daytime temperatures, day length, wind, humidity and heat. Within your own yard, block and county, there are microclimates that affect how plants grow. One part of your yard may be hotter, colder, wetter, dryer, shadier or sunnier than another and certain plants may do better in one spot than another because of this. The zones are a good beginning, but you still need to determine for yourself what will and won't work in your garden."


Official USDA Website for Plant Hardiness Zones

Another Guide to the Zones in Florida

Theories on how the Hardiness Zones are changing in Florida

Wikipedia Page on Hardiness Zones

Other Information about Hardiness Zones

Here are some maps of the zones in Florida:
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:33 PM
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I think I'm 9b too
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