Inside the Minds of Current Landscape Students—Your Future Employees

Sure, you know what you’re thinking about the job openings you need to fill at your landscape business and the work you need to get done regardless of if you fill them or not. But do you know what your future employees are thinking? We asked current horticulture students who are attending NALP’s National Collegiate […]

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Meet NALP Trailblazer Chase Mullin of Mullin

Chase Mullin has always known the value—and reward—of hard work. He grew up working construction jobs within the residential home building field for a family friend. When Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, Mullin was enrolled at University of New Orleans and immediately jumped into action helping local families to rebuild by installing projects designed by […]

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Meet NALP Trailblazer Skip Thompson of Tidewater Landscape Management

Working in the food industry and dealing with crazy hours and a young son at home, Skip Thompson of Tidewater Landscape Management actually found his way to the lawn and landscape industry in order to be able to obtain more manageable hours. He started at a golf course making minimum wage and filling sand traps […]

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Teed & Brown

Meet NALP Trailblazer Christopher Brown of Teed & Brown Lawn Care

Christopher Brown’s start in the industry began as a summer job working on a golf course. He loved being outdoors in the fresh air. That and his fascination with grass maintenance science lead him to pursue a turfgrass science degree from Penn State. Though he imagined he’d wind up back in the golf course industry […]

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Monday morning

7 Ways Landscape Pros Stay Motivated on Monday Morning

You wake up with a sinking feeling in your stomach. It ranges from light sadness all the way to what some describe as “crippling dread.” You seek the scent and jolt only that liquid gold drink called coffee provides. Empty greetings and blank stares greet you as you wander aimlessly through your morning rituals. You […]

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Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician Program

Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician Program Goes Online

The Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician certification program is NALP’s flagship program. Landscape professionals consider it an essential credential. Currently, 15 state licensee partners deliver a written exam and a hands-on test. But beginning in early 2020, as a recommendation by the NALP board, the certification test will change and only be given online, removing […]

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business plans

3 Plans — Plus a Business Plan — You Need to Best Run Your Landscape Business

When you run your business according to a business plan that outlines a “career path” for your organization, you stay focused on goals and objectives. This is key because it’s easy to let daily operations and mini-crises that crop up during any given week distract you. From managing employees to selling new accounts and buying […]

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Landscape of the Month: A Modern Greenwich Estate by Hoffman Landscapes

The outdoor space of a beautiful estate had been languishing under a lack of proper attention for some time. Before Hoffman Landscapes took over maintenance, their client’s property was subject to incorrect pruning, services not being performed in a timely manner, insect and disease issues and poor communication over multiple providers. “The homeowner could see […]

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7 Things to Be Thankful For as a Small Landscape Business Owner

Running a landscape business can keep you pretty busy. There are millions of things to keep track of … time can easily slip right by. Before you know it, you forget what really matters. Thanksgiving is a time to remember those things that you’re most thankful for. After all, there are so many things that […]

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Neal Goldberg Thrives on Conquering Daily Challenges at Goldberg & Rodler

As owner alongside partner Tom Rodler, Neal Goldberg runs the operations of Goldberg & Rodler Inc. The landscape design/build firm is based in Huntington, New York. Goldberg has been doing this work full time for nearly 40 years. He thrives on conquering daily challenges this work brings. His firm, now in its second generation of […]

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