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Old 01-21-2013, 09:15 PM
BetterLawns&Gardens BetterLawns&Gardens is offline
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New Uniforms Post Pros & Cons Please

These are images that the shop sent me earlier of the new uniforms obviously they have been finished they are just images over images. However when they are finished they will be embroidered. What are your thoughts??? Should I add the phone number and maybe the website? I keep going back and forth on that decision. What do you think about the color of the shirt? We used to use yellow t-shirts with printed logo which has now gotten to where the print has cracks and the stains were horrible does anyone else use these types of shirts? How are the stains? Any information is helpful
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:58 AM
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I'd go long sleeve with whatever shirt you use. Its about protecting the skin. And I am in Texas so; "It will be to hot!", is not an excuse.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:53 AM
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I'd go long sleeve with whatever shirt you use. Its about protecting the skin. And I am in Texas so; "It will be to hot!", is not an excuse.
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I wore short sleeve all year last year, never had an issue with needing to protect arms except when messing with limbs trying to stuff them in the back of the van. This year I have a trailer so that won't be an issue I have seen another lawn service that has their employees wearing thick jean colored long sleeve shirts I had no clue why? I did plan on ordering some longer ones for the fall and spring. What is it that you are saying our arms need protecting from? If you were talking about pants I would highly agree the weed eater tears your legs up horribly with shorts.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:01 AM
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The sun, tree limbs, flying debris, chemicals if you are spraying. I do vegetation management in industrial facilities so we have to wear frc coveralls anyway.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:23 AM
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No, we don't do chemicals I don't have any idea what to use where or why. So I won't be messing with that for a while, if at all. For now we will just use residential fertilizers available at lowes. Other than the sleeves do you think I should add the phone number to the shirts or leave them like that?
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:31 AM
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Looks real good, for me personally Id go a darker color.

Im thinking Ill go with dark green and tan lettering, if I ever get uniforms.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:35 AM
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See that is what I was thinking but I was worried about the color being too hot on top of the shirt being a thicker material than just a T and besides my logo color is a dark green so really I am limited on how dark the shirt can be in the first place. I am worried about stains though. Especially with bringing on an employee this year, will they take extra time to get all the stains out like I did? And even with extra scrubbing all of them didn't come out anyway. I have a problem with wiping my face on my shoulder when working so all the sweat mixed with dirt gets wiped on there and is really hard to come off after a while.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:48 AM
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For regular work T's are better. Less cost and you don't have to worry about losing a button and the shirt is worthless. I do use green or white button ups for client meetings.

We use hats with wrap around bills as well. Baseball hats are pretty much worthless as far as giving you any sun protection. I call baseball hats pretty boy hats when people in the landscape trade wear them as work hats.

Skin Cancer is one of the worst and most deadly types of cancer. Here is a link to a way back post that shows the hats we use. You do not need sunblock on your face or neck is you use this hat. If you care about your health and the health of your workers this is the best hat money can buy. I only pay about $16 per hat with embroidery.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:56 AM
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Those are actually nice looking and look like they would protect more. I bet if you wet them down they will keep you really cool! I wonder if I can get them from the place I am looking at ordering from???
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:12 AM
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Those are actually nice looking and look like they would protect more. I bet if you wet them down they will keep you really cool! I wonder if I can get them from the place I am looking at ordering from???
I get my hats and shirts from Austin Screen Printing. They have great prices. T's are around $5 - $6.5 for short or long I think. My dress shirts may be around $25. The minimum order for T's is 36.
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