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WILN Takeover – Coping with Burnout: Season 3: Episode 13 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 13 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, members of the NALP Women in Landscape Network (WILN) took over the podcast. Pam Dooley with Plants Creative and Claire Goldman with R&R Landscaping hosted this week’s podcast. Dooley began working in the green industry at the age of 13, spending summers […]

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Business Smarts: How to Build an Accurate Estimating System

When you lack a mathematical process for your project estimating, you can end up losing significantly on your jobs. While you can get away with guesstimating, this isn’t ideal to ensure the long-term success of your lawn care or landscape company. “They base their estimating on the experiences they’ve had or the gut,” says Tony […]

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NALP Partners with AGZA on Electric Equipment Workshop

Last week, NALP worked with the American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) and Montgomery County Maryland DEP to share recommended practices in battery-powered landscape equipment operations. 83 participants including vendors and private industry individuals gathered at Montgomery County’s community college campus to learn about the realities of a transition from gas to electric. “AGZA and NALP […]

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Emerging Technologies in the Green Industry

There are numerous new technologies that can help your landscape business operate more efficiently and deliver even more value to customers. Michael Mayberry, chief technology officer for Level Green Landscaping in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, will cover how to put these new technologies to work in his session “Emerging Technologies in the Green Industry” at ELEVATE […]

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NALP Members in the News: SavATree, Ruppert Landscape, WorkWave, Davey Tree Expert Company

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. SavATree Merges with Barrett’s Tree Service SavATree has merged with Barrett’s Tree Service, based in South Burlington, Vermont. This marks SavATree’s first office in the state and their 7th branch nationwide. Barrett’s Tree Service is a third-generation family-owned and operated company. They specialize in […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Meeting High Maintenance Standards for Multi-Home Property

David J. Frank Landscape Contracting Inc. has been managing four landscapes of stylistically different homes located in Mequon, Wisconsin, for a total of seven years. The client based the style of the landscape on the characteristics of each of her homes, matching the color palette with that of the unique houses. David J. Frank’s ability […]

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Business Smarts: Practices to Improve Job Estimate Accuracy

If you’re tired of breaking even or even losing on jobs frequently, it may be time to review your current estimating practices. Like some other landscape contractors, you might not even have a formal estimating system. David Arnold, managing partner at Two Twelve Advisors, LLC, points out that while smaller companies might not have the […]

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Report: The 2022 Plant Shortage

GoMaterials, a landscaper material procurement marketplace, recently released a report on the severity of plant shortages across the country, as well as the price increases of plant material in demand. Factors driving the plant shortage in 2022 include plastic containers being in short supply, fertilizer costs being up by 100 percent and wholesale nurseries being […]

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A Tactical Look at Social Media Recruiting for Landscapers

Halstead Media has previously explained the importance of social media when it comes to job recruiting; it can boost a company’s ability to find potential job candidates. Halstead specified that with social media, you can broadcast your company’s beliefs, reputation, company culture, and so much more. So, how exactly do you get your company’s name […]

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REPLAY: Strategic and Profitable Company Growth with Seth Kehne

In this replay episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape, talk with Seth Kehne, president of Lawn Butler, a maintenance and design-build firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. Kehne started mowing lawns in high […]

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