How to Bridge the Generation Gap When Hiring

If you’re like a lot of landscape business owners, then you might be struggling to figure out how to bridge the generation gap when hiring. Whether you’ve already hired new young people—or you’re just looking to attract more of them to your business—then you may have already noticed that there seems to be a disconnect […]

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Meet NALP Member Doug Delano of Level Green Landscaping

A former high school math teacher who graduated with a degree in philosophy, Doug Delano puts a lot of emphasis on education. He believes in the power of knowledge. So when he came to landscaping as a later career—getting hired at Ruppert Landscape—Delano threw himself into learning as much as he could. However, in 1998, […]

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How to See Safety Differently

Sometimes, being safe on the job means looking at safety in a whole new way. Here, we want to bring light to how to see safety differently. When you look at the following photo in black and white, it just looks like thick brush. But danger lurks in plain sight. Now look at the photo […]

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LANDSCAPES 2019 Keynote Speaker Waldo Waldman Shares Why Landscape Business Owners Should Never Fly Solo

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Rob “Waldo” Waldman knows a thing or two about being a “wingman”—both literally and figuratively. Waldman was a fighter pilot with 65 combat missions and 2,650 flight hours. He’s been deployed worldwide and flew missions in Iraq, Southeast Asia and Kosovo during Operation Allied Force. But he was also a former top-producing […]

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Meet NALP Member Brett Lemcke of R.M. Landscape

Though he grew up around the industry—his father and uncle started R.M. Landscape, a western New York landscape company—Brett Lemcke says he was never pushed into it. But he loved it. After earning a horticulture degree at the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill—and completing an internship at Gachina […]

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Meet Sam Steel, Your Personal Safety Advisor

It’s critical that landscape business owners and managers foster a culture of safety in their everyday operations. NALP offers a vastly underutilized resource that members have at their disposal—a safety advisor. In fact, last year, only about 20 inquiries were posed to Sam Steel, PhD, an expert available exclusively to NALP members. But Steel is […]

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How Krisjan Berzins Found Leadership-Focused Education

Attending industry events has always been important to Krisjan Berzins, founder of Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape in Alexandria, Virginia. However, it isn’t easy finding seminars that pertain best to specific needs when many events cater to the masses. That’s why when Berzins came across NALP’s Leadership Academy event, he was intrigued. It was an event […]

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The 3 Most Important Types of Safety Communication for Landscape Professionals

By Sam Steel Did you know that safety and health information can be more effectively shared with your employees? There is an important, complimentary role for safety briefings, safety training and safety education in your lawn and landscape business. Safety Communication No. 1: Safety Briefings First, let’s look at safety briefings and how they can […]

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How Greenscapes Land Care Finds Qualified Workers

Like so many others, Casey Hurd, owner of Worton, Maryland-based Greenscapes Land Care LLC has been struggling with labor. More specifically, he says the trouble is “finding qualified workers.” Hurd, the 2019 NALP Young Entrepreneur of the Year, says he’s learned you must be proactive when it comes to hiring great people. “People aren’t going […]

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How LandCare Built a Positive Team Culture

When Mike Bogan took over the helm of LandCare in 2014, it was his goal to remodel the company in a way that would “fit the type of culture” he felt was missing from the industry. It was a positive team culture he experienced in his former role at Brickman, where he spent his last […]

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