Month: June 2018

Make Your Company a Talent Magnet

Becoming a destination company that attracts the best employees involves the mastery of seven key areas. Why is it that some landscaping companies have an easier time attracting talent? Yes, they typically pay more than their market’s going rate. But the real key is that they have become places where good people want to work. […]

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Tech Tip: Summer Safety Tips

This week, we’re not going to talk about turfgrass management, we’re going to talk about the turfgrass manager – you. Most of us are sole proprietors with one or two employees that cannot afford to be on the disabled list.  As the beginning of July is just around the corner, here are some things that […]

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June 18-24 is Pollinator Protection Week

Organizations across the country are using Pollinator Protection Week to remind the public about the importance of pollinators to our nation’s food supply and offering ways people can support pollinator health. If you’re looking for content to share, consider one of these articles or our pollinator tip sheet. Please share!

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Landscape Industry Showcased on Fox and Friends

NALP’s Missy Henriksen appeared on Fox and Friends this past weekend for two segments about the industry. In the first segment, she touted the merits of healthy lawns before showcasing some of the latest technology available from industry companies, Husqvarna’s suite of battery operated equipment and Stihl’s iMow. Please share!

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Tech Tip: Crabgrass Update

With the sudden rush of heat and humidity, our lawns are suddenly headed in the wrong direction. That which was looking pretty good with rain and moderate temperatures is now rapidly browning and all of a sudden we’re seeing a lot of new weeds – especially crabgrass. Why is this so?  Why does my lawn […]

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3 Ways to Reduce the Impact of Non-Billable Time

Article Author Mike Eisenhuth of LandOpt and NALP Consultant Member It’s no secret – businesses that know their costs and keep them in check perform better over the long term. These businesses remain solvent and competitive in the marketplace, in large part owing to the proactive, mindful stance they take toward cost management. It seems like […]

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Design Challenge: Adding Green to a Downtown Area

By: Sheryl S. Jackson Photos Courtesy of James Wilson Southern Botanical is a 2017 Grand Award winner of the NALP Awards of Excellence  When the owner of Tasset Eye Park – a private park in downtown Dallas – wanted a facelift and design for the site that would connect it to the new Forty Five […]

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NALP Forms H2B Advisory Committee

With the continuing challenges brought by the H-2B guest worker program and long-term systemic changes needed in the operation of the visa program, NALP has created an advisory committee to oversee the association’s strategic leadership of this policy priority. The leadership team includes: Tim Portland, Chair (Yellowstone) Bob Grover (Pacific Landscape Management) Shayne Newman (Yard […]

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Tech Tip: Drought Stress

 “I don’t have drought stress!  I water!” Have you been hearing that (or something close to it) from customers lately?  How do you deal with a complaint like that?  Let’s start with the realization that their lawn may be many inches below normal in natural rainfall right now.  Second, an irrigation system is never a […]

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USCIS to Conduct Lottery for Temporary Increase in FY 2018 H-2B Cap

As previously announced, USCIS began accepting H-2B petitions on May 31, 2018, under the temporary final rule increasing the numerical limit, or cap, on H-2B nonimmigrant visas by up to 15,000 additional visas through the end of fiscal year (FY) 2018. In the first five business days of filing, USCIS received petitions for more beneficiaries than […]

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