2018 Advocacy, Community Partnership and Environmental Stewardship Awards

In keeping with its history of honoring a commitment to professionalism in the landscape industry, the National Association of Landscape Professionals has named its 2018 Advocacy, Community Partnership and Environmental Stewardship Award winners. Honorees include the following.

Jeff Fedorchak, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at TruGreen, received the 2018 Advocacy Award for his work managing NALP’s Public Affairs Advisory Council, his work on Pesticide Preemption as well as his tireless focus on state and local regulatory issues. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on 2018 Advocacy, Community Partnership and Environmental Stewardship Awards

Advocating on Capitol Hill this Week

It seemed fitting that when our buses pulled up in front of the Capitol this week with more than 100 landscape and lawn care professionals headed out for our annual industry Day on the Hill, that the sprinklers were on in the early morning, working to keep the lawn in front of the Capitol looking its best. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Advocating on Capitol Hill this Week

Renewal and Remembrance in Its 22nd Year

It was sweltering hot on Monday, July 16,  as 400 volunteers headed to Arlington National Cemetery and Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery for the 22nd Renewal & Remembrance volunteer day of service. Continue reading

Posted in Industry Events | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Renewal and Remembrance in Its 22nd Year

How Mobile-First Technologies Revolutionized the Way I Do Business

By Cheryl Steelberg, Bruce Wilson & Co.

In tech-dense Austin, the cloud is king. Native Land Design’s Ben Collinsworth talks about how technology drives his business and how it can transform yours.

How do you stay on top of emerging technology?
Austin is an innovative tech hub and expectations are high. When everyone in our business community is competing to out-perform and out-deliver, the one who wins is the one who’s more aerodynamic.  That’s what tech does for us. It streamlines our ability to be more purposeful and more efficient. And, because our market is so competitive, we invest in training so no one gets left behind. Continue reading

Posted in Business Advice & Stories | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on How Mobile-First Technologies Revolutionized the Way I Do Business

5 Reasons People Might Hate Your Website

Article Author Alain Parcan, Director of Marketing for Market Hardware, Inc, an NALP Consultant Member firm.

Have you ever visited a Website and been so disappointed by its functionality that you immediately moved on? What if your Website is similarly “turning off” your Website visitors right now?

It’s easy for landscape professionals to get caught up in the excitement of publishing their Website. Unsurprisingly, it’s also easy for that excitement to cloud judgment. So if you launched a new Website in the last few years, hopefully you took the time to avoid some of the common Website pitfalls. Continue reading

Posted in Business Advice & Stories | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on 5 Reasons People Might Hate Your Website

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.  Most recently Andrew has served as the Vice President of Public Policy at the National Pest Management Association where he has lead legislative and regulatory initiatives at the federal and state levels.  He has routinely engaged Congressional offices on Capitol Hill, regulatory agencies and industry coalitions to protect the interests and needs of the pest management industry.  Prior to joining NPMA Andrew worked in a government relations capacity for the North American Meat Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association.  Continue reading

Posted in Industry News | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on NALP Names New VP of Government Relations

Make Your Company a Talent Magnet

Becoming a destination company that attracts the best employees involves the mastery of seven key areas.

Why is it that some landscaping companies have an easier time attracting talent? Yes, they typically pay more than their market’s going rate. But the real key is that they have become places where good people want to work. They have become “destination companies.” Continue reading

Posted in Business Advice & Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Make Your Company a Talent Magnet

Tech Tip: Summer Safety Tips

This week, we’re not going to talk about turfgrass management, we’re going to talk about the turfgrass manager – you. Most of us are sole proprietors with one or two employees that cannot afford to be on the disabled list.  As the beginning of July is just around the corner, here are some things that are a lot more important than weeds, insects, and diseases. Continue reading

Posted in Business Advice & Stories, Safety | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Tech Tip: Summer Safety Tips

June 18-24 is Pollinator Protection Week

Organizations across the country are using Pollinator Protection Week to remind the public about the importance of pollinators to our nation’s food supply and offering ways people can support pollinator health. If you’re looking for content to share, consider one of these articles or our pollinator tip sheet. Continue reading

Posted in Industry Events | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on June 18-24 is Pollinator Protection Week

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 suite of battery operated equipment and Stihl’s iMow.

Continue reading

Posted in Industry News | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Landscape Industry Showcased on Fox and Friends