Author Archives: National Association of Landscape Professionals

Tech Tip: Forsythia and Crabgrass

Spring is upon us, finally, and our lawns are slowly beginning to wake up from their long winter’s nap.  It seems like twenty minutes has elapsed from the time the last snow bank melted to when you get the first … Continue reading

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Hit Us with Your Best Shot – Landscape Professionals at Work Photo Contest

Help inspire others to be a part of the landscape profession by sharing photos of your team members at work. Selected photos will be used to show students and job-seekers about the outstanding professional opportunities that await them in our … Continue reading

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Great Sales Pros Get Referrals

What makes a great landscape or lawn care sales or account manager?  According to Marty Grunder, of Grunder Landscaping, who led the NALP Sales Bootcamp events recently in Philadelphia and Dallas, there are five Strategic things that good sales pros … Continue reading

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RightPlantz.com: New Web Platform to Help Home Gardeners

Have you ever watched people wander around a nursery or garden center skimming plant tags trying to figure out which flowers, plants and trees would be best for their yard? You often get the feeling that they’ll be buying the … Continue reading

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The Label Is Always the Law

The continued legalization of cannabis and hemp in many states is proving to be a conundrum to regulatory agencies nationwide.  Since both plants are listed by the federal government as Schedule 1 narcotics, there are no federally registered pesticides that … Continue reading

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California Judge Bans Commonly Used Pesticides

Last week’s Advocate noted the injunction issued by a federal judge in California that temporarily halted the state from designating the popular herbicide glyphosate as cancer-causing.  This week, a state judge issued a ruling saying the state must stop using … Continue reading

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Fireworks at Massachusetts Public Hearing

Last Thursday, NALP was present at a public hearing held by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources as the agency began the process of renewing local electric utility Eversource’s five-year Vegetative Management Plan for rights-of-way maintenance.  [from here link to … Continue reading

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NALP Member News – Week of March 4, 2018

On March 2, 2018 Connie Hom, President of Buckingham Greenery was awarded the Master Entrepreneur of the Year at the Metropolitan Business League Annual Awards event. Chris Senske of Senske Services was recently awarded the Sam Volpentest Entrepreneurial Leadership Award … Continue reading

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Pesticide Application Safety Work Group in Washington State

Written by: Heather Hansen of Washington Friends of Farms & Forests  What began as the most onerous anti-pesticide bill before the Washington State Legislature in decades, now creates a work group to study pesticide application safety.  Agricultural organizations in Washington … Continue reading

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