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Team Building: Providing Second Chances When Hiring

When you make a mistake, it’s always a good feeling when someone gives you a second chance to do better. The same can be said for individuals with a criminal record or a past of substance abuse. While some employers will automatically turn down job applicants who have made these mistakes in the past, some […]

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Acquisition Trends: Season 2, Episode 36 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 36 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software and Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, talked with each other. In this podcast, our hosts discuss acquisition trends. What are the values being created and what are the opportunities? They also touch […]

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Tree Care: Dealing with Winter Damage

Winter can be a trying time for trees as there are a number of ways they can become damaged over the colder months if the right combination of conditions occurs. For some of these types of injuries, the symptoms may not appear until the spring. While the best practice is to take proper measures during […]

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Introducing Your New Force for Nature: Voices for Healthy Green Spaces (VHGS)

In this ever-changing world, we must proactively speak up for our interests. That’s why we’ve launched a new advocacy community, Voices for Healthy Green Spaces (VHGS). Changing times present new challenges as well as new opportunities for landscape and lawn care professionals. Our $98 billion industry continues to grow exponentially every year with new companies, […]

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Lawn Care: How to Stand Out from Other Lawn Care Companies

A client doesn’t have to look very hard to find a number of lawn care companies in their area that could service their property. With this heavy amount of competition, you may find it a struggle to stand out. “The great thing is that having good competition brings out the best in people and we […]

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Level Up: Doctor Lawn Landscape Management Grows in Their Niche

Jeff Fliginger says he never made a conscious choice to get into the lawn and landscape industry. It was just something he always enjoyed, even as a kid. Mowing lawns meant more than earning a little extra spending money to him. When he was 12 years old, he started towing his lawn mower with his […]

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Member Spotlight: Marisa Gora, Kemora Landscapes

Marisa Gora, owner of Kemora Landscapes, based in Chicago, Illinois, was first introduced to the landscape industry through a summer job in college. She worked for the Wilmette Park District and found she loved the outdoors and the creative aspect of landscape design. She started her business in 2002 as a one-woman landscape design operation. […]

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Rake in Additional Revenue With Pet Waste Removal Services

It’s a topic you often see addressed on landscape and lawn forums: “What do I do if my customer hasn’t picked up their pet waste before I come to mow their yard?” Some suggest doing the job like normal and giving the equipment a thorough cleaning afterward, while others add a nominal charge to pick […]

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The Horticulture Aspect of Green Roofing with Jennifer Giunta Season 2, Episode 35 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 35 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, talk with Jennifer Giunta, director of sales for Riverbend Greenroofs. Giunta started off her career before and during college working for […]

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Design-Build: Design Software Innovations and Trends

A new year means new landscape design software innovations and program enhancements. Check out some of the popular software options and what upgrades they have to offer, as well as some predicted trends. AutoCAD 2022 A design staple for a number of industries is AutoCAD and this year’s version offers industry-specific toolsets, new automation and […]

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