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The Agronomist: Eyes on the Future

You may not know this about me, but I grew up on a golf course. My dad was a superintendent for over 60 years and in that time, he saw incredible progress in his profession from the pesticides that he used (DDT, aldrin, chlordane – all the old-fashioned stuff) to the equipment used to maintain the course. The first course that he worked […]

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How I Do It: Selling and Creating Showstopping Seasonal Displays

Seasonal displays can provide a pop of color and cheer when most of the landscape is becoming dull during the fall and winter months. Learn what companies offering this service have to say are the major selling points and how they avoid creating the same old display year after year. What Sells Seasonal Displays? Aaron […]

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Critical Fundamentals with Danny Kerr: Season 2, Episode 17 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 17 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talks with Danny Kerr, co-founder of Breakthrough Academy. Hyper-focused by his desire to do better, be better, Kerr started his own contracting business when he was just a teen and by the age of 20, he […]

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President Biden Issues Vaccine Mandates and Other COVID-19 Relief Measures

Last week, President Biden held a press conference and issued his COVID-19 Action Plan the “Path Out of the Pandemic.” The executive order issues several mandates many of which specifically involve vaccines. Some of the key provisions include: Requiring all employers with 100+ employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested weekly. Requiring vaccinations for […]

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Business Smarts: Getting the Most Out of Fall Aeration

It’s the time of the season for aerating. Fall aeration relieves soil compaction and allows for proper water and air exchange, enhancing root development. It complements the whole lawn care package and helps set your clients’ properties up for success, which is why so many companies in the lawn care and landscape maintenance industry offer […]

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Level Up: GrassRoots Tree and Turf Care Spreads Its Roots with Franchises

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Josh Wise knew he’d be an entrepreneur from the time he could talk. He was always selling something to somebody. He started out mowing lawns when he was 14, with his father driving him around on […]

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Business Smarts: Adding Seasonal Displays to Your Services

The official start of fall is not too far off and with it comes a number of opportunities to install different seasonal displays for your customers. While the motives for commercial and residential clients to invest in seasonal displays will differ, this can be a profitable add-on for your business. Mark Borst, LIC, president and […]

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NAVIGATE Is a Learning Experience for Both the Mentee and Mentor

When trying to grow your company, you may think you’re on your own, but this isn’t the case. NALP’s NAVIGATE program provides you the opportunity to connect with industry mentors, knowns as Trailblazers, who have learned things the hard way so you don’t have to. NAVIGATE is free to NALP members and offers three different […]

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Building Resilience with Jim McCutcheon: Season 2, Episode 16 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 16 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, host Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talks with Jim McCutcheon, CEO of HighGrove Partners.   McCutcheon graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in landscape architecture. He began his career with Post Properties as a landscape designer. In 2001, […]

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What Did I Miss? Takeaways from NALP Field Trip at Ruppert Landscape

More than 250 landscape and lawn care professionals from companies large and small gathered to attend the fifth annual NALP Field Trip, which was held at Ruppert Landscape’s headquarters in Laytonsville, Maryland. Hosts Frank Mariani and Marty Grunder led a deep dive into what makes Ruppert so successful and how they do business. Some of […]

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