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Innovator Series: Innovation for the Gas to Battery Transition

Industry Shifts The professional landscaping industry is experiencing an increasing shift from gas-powered to battery-operated equipment, with emerging gas and noise-related restrictions standing as significant driving factors. As an increasing number of new solutions continue to be introduced to the jobsite, many professionals are expressing hesitation with investing in this new equipment, uncertain of what […]

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Boosting Your Business: The Future of Labor and Landscape Maintenance

“Landscaping is a game of minutes where you’re trying to be as productive as possible,” says Jarrett Herold, co-founder and COO of Electric Sheep Robotics, Inc., based in San Francisco, California. This is why many landscape companies are seeking a competitive edge with robotic mowers. “Labor management remains a top priority for our company, and […]

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Talking with Titans: Ivan Giraldo

Ivan Giraldo founded Clean Scapes Landscaping, based in Austin, Texas, with Rex Gore in 2005. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry and served as a branch manager with TruGreen before starting his company. In 2021, Giraldo and Gore transitioned Clean Scapes to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Did you […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Providing Consistent Elegance to an HOA

A 20-mile drive from Manhattan brings you to a luxurious residential community called Meadowbrook Pointe in Westbury, New York. This expansive property contains over 60 buildings consisting of condos. Since 2017, Lawn Elements, Inc./Devon Creek Landscaping, Inc. has maintained this exquisite site, leading them to win a 2023 Silver Award of Excellence.  “The recognition of […]

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Four Reasons Why Your Boss Should Join You at ELEVATE

Want to attend ELEVATE but not sure how to convince your boss it’s worth the investment for both of you to attend? We’ve got you covered! There are tons of reasons why ELEVATE, presented by NALP and powered by Caterpillar, is the must-attend industry event of the year, but we’ve summed it up into four […]

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Level Up: Rossen Landscape Seeks Revenue Growth with Sustained Profit

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Jeff Rossen’s passion for landscaping was born when he was gifted some unhatched Japanese koi eggs. He built his first pond for these fish, and it progressively got bigger each time he rebuilt it. Around 13 […]

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Keep Your Clients’ Trees Thriving: Summer Care Dos and Don’ts

We’re well into the dog days of summer, and while your clients may be fretting about their turf, make sure their trees aren’t being overlooked. Do Water Consistently   Both newly installed and mature trees can struggle during hot, dry periods. “You have to inspect the trees, especially this time of year,” says Manny Nassar, […]

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Protecting Your Business: The Lesser-Known Capabilities of Fleet Tracking Systems

Fleet tracking systems offer far more than just GPS tracking for your crews’ vehicles. This type of technology can improve efficiency, reduce costs and boost overall fleet safety. “Companies without fleet tracking are running at a disadvantage relative to adopters who are improving the safety and efficiency of their fleets,” Joe DiMartino, CEO of Fleetr. “The ROI […]

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Emily Galloway Named 2024 Kevin Kehoe Student Leader of the Year

Emily Galloway, a sophomore at Piedmont Technical College majoring in horticulture technology, is this year’s Kevin Kehoe Leader of the Year Award recipient. Previously, Galloway was a firefighter for four years. She says her start in the landscape industry was a byproduct of her firefighting career ending. Galloway sustained a severe shoulder injury during a […]

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Meet Daniel Greenwell, Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2024

The NALP Foundation named Daniel Greenwell, department head of horticulture and agriculture for Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, South Carolina, the 2024 Outstanding Educator of the Year. Greenwell dual-enrolled at Tallahassee Community College and earned his Associate of Arts degree before finding his passion for horticulture. He then transferred to the University of Florida and […]

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