Author Archives: National Association of Landscape Professionals

Tech Tip: Drought Stress

 “I don’t have drought stress!  I water!” Have you been hearing that (or something close to it) from customers lately?  How do you deal with a complaint like that?  Let’s start with the realization that their lawn may be many … Continue reading

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Summer Safety for Landscape Workers

Do you have a summer safety plan in place? From increased driving to hot temperatures, summer can pose many risks for landscape professionals. June is National Safety Month, so we wanted to make sure we put a special emphasis on … Continue reading

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Questions Regarding Neonicotinioid Insecticides 

Recently, the twenty-eight member states of the European Union voted to ban all outdoor uses of neonicotinoid insecticides, expanding upon a ban initially put into place in 2013. While this ban is only in effect in some areas overseas, it is possible you may receive … Continue reading

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New Videos to Attract Millennials to Landscape Industry Jobs

If a picture is worth a thousand words, moving pictures must be worth millions! Accordingly, NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative is creating a series of videos to showcase industry careers to millennials. Filming took place over the past two weeks, beginning … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Heat & Drought Stress

It seems like yesterday that we were dealing with snow cover that did not want to go away and waterlogged soils that significantly slowed the development of our lawns, mostly because it was yesterday, but those conditions have vanished and … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Zoysia

What a weird sight! This lawn is beyond brown but has something green growing in the middle of it! This is Zoysia; of if you’re into calling grasses by their Latin names, Zoysia japonica (impress your family and friends with … Continue reading

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How to Grow Your Landscape Business Quickly

Bob Grover shares insights on how his Oregon company has nearly doubled in size over the past three years, giving attendees a glimpse of what they’ll see and learn when touring Pacific Landscape Management in August. Pacific Landscape Management in Portland, … Continue reading

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4 Powerful Ways to Educate Your Customers

Article Author Mike Eisenhuth, is a Success Coach for LandOpt, an NALP Consultant Member firm. Imagine you are seeking a contractor to do work on your house. What qualities, features and attributes will you look for in this service provider? What questions will … Continue reading

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It’s About Time- Technology Can Make Safety Training More Efficient and Effective

Article Author Olivia McMurrey, member of the NALP Safety and Risk Management Committee  As safety training at many landscape companies has become more in-depth – to better protect workers and to satisfy OSHA expectations – it is demanding more of managers’ … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Stemming and Seedheads

You’ve fertilized, applied crabgrass control, sprayed weeds, and instructed your customer on how to water and mow their lawn.  On your last visit, the lawn was screaming green, the best in the neighborhood.  Today, the customer calls and says that … Continue reading

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