May 2015 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: May 2015

What I’ve learned about the landscape business from my dad: the Lemcke edition

For Father’s Day, as part of our #NALPStories series, we talked to Brett Lemke about what he’s learned by working with his father, Rick Lemke, at R.M. Landscape, Inc. in Hilton, N.Y. What have you learned about business from your dad? Work ethic first and foremost. From a young age it started with “Don’t say […]

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What can a business mentor do for you?

Through the National Association of Landscape Professionals  Trailblazer business mentor program, Deborah Wade of Wade’s Lawn Service of Goodlettsville, Tenn. spent a day with Jim McCutcheon of Highgrove Partners in Austell, Ga. Deborah describes her visit as remarkable. Take a look at what else she had to say about her visit … Deborah says she […]

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Top Four Reasons Landscape Awards Help Your Company

     Lambert Landscape Company, of Dallas, won two of the three Judges Awards last year in the National Association of Landscape Professionals Awards of Excellence program.  Judson Griggs, Lambert’s director of sales and marketing explains how winning national awards benefits the company. Great Publicity Winning two Judges Awards in one year is unusual, but […]

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Survey Says…Americans Love Their Yards!

              Even in the age of the smartphone and T.V. show binge watching, the love affair with the American yard is not over, and we for one are not surprised! According to our online survey conducted by Harris Poll in May 2015, Americans made it clear that they think it […]

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Pollinator Protection is a Hot Topic

During the next month or so, we can expect an increased level of discussion about pollinators.  Rep. Rodney Davis (R-NY) succinctly summarized the debate around pollinator health during yesterday’s hearing of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research.  Subcommittee Chairman Davis said that the parasitic Varroa mite is one of many factors that […]

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Starting a Landscaping Business?

Here are a few things you should know. 1. Get hands-on experience Even if you’ve been mowing lawns since you were a teen, you’ll need a good deal of know-how to turn a hobby into a full-fledged company, says Shayne Newman, president of YardApes Inc., a lawn care company based in New Milford, Connecticut, that […]

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National Lawn Care Month A Success

Every year we promote National Lawn Care Month in April. We love to share the benefits of a well-cared for lawn with consumers, and this year, lots of landscape professionals joined in and made our grassroots #lawncaremonth campaign a success. There were 1,025 posts using the #lawncaremonth hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with 1.3 million […]

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What's on tap for NALP

As our new board of directors starts its term and we begin a new fiscal year, I wanted to give you an update about the exciting initiatives the association is pursuing your behalf. We have undergone an incredible transition in the last year with a new identity and a new strategic vision, and we did […]

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