Category Archives: Industry News

The Workforce Shortage is Real … Here’s How the Landscape Industry Plans to Cope

Last week, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, through the Industry Growth Initiative, held a Workforce Development and Recruitment Summit at its office in Fairfax, Virginia, to address the industry’s workforce shortage. Approximately 50 attendees from major regional green industry … Continue reading

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Landscape Spending Sets Records

Some might say gardening is something enjoyed only by the older, wealthier retiree. Today’s research proves that is not the case, according to Garden Research’s 2018 National Gardening Survey. In fact, the group found more American households are gardening today … Continue reading

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Which 2019 Garden Trend Will Improve Your Business?

If you haven’t noticed yet, we are living among the “Indoor Generation.” What does this mean? It means 90 percent of people worldwide (yes, 90 percent) spend nearly 22 hours a day inside without enough daylight or fresh air, according … Continue reading

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H-2B Cap Relief Pushed Until After the Mid-Terms

Last week, Congressional leadership reached a bipartisan deal to fund the government through the November mid-term elections. The appropriations committees in the House and the Senate filed a conference agreement on the FY 19 Department of Labor, Department of Health … Continue reading

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Lawn, Landscape, and Sports Turf Field Day at Virginia Tech

Author Tom Tracy is the Executive Director of the Virginia Turfgrass Council  Turfgrass, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental sciences, and other industry segments can operate in self-imposed isolation. Working towards achieving cohesiveness between different industry segments, Virginia Tech’s new School of Plant … Continue reading

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NALP Names New VP of Government Relations

NALP has hired Andrew Bray to serve as the association’s new Vice President of Government Relations, effective July 9th. Andrew is a driven professional and a tireless policy advocate with over 15 years of legislative, regulatory, campaign and legal experience.  … Continue reading

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Landscape Industry Showcased on Fox and Friends

NALP’s Missy Henriksen appeared on Fox and Friends this past weekend for two segments about the industry. In the first segment, she touted the merits of healthy lawns before showcasing some of the latest technology available from industry companies, Husqvarna’s … 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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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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NALP Board of Directors Announced

At Leaders Forum, the National Association of Landscape Professionals annual executive-level conference, the association’s 2018-2019 Board of Directors was sworn in.  Their terms begin on May 1.

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