Month: July 2019

4 Landscape Services In Demand

Maintenance is a bread-and-butter service that has sustained many landscape companies through good times and bad. In fact, 36 percent of contractors answering an NALP survey say maintenance will bring in the most revenue for their businesses this year. Also, 37 percent of landscape professionals say maintenance is their fastest growing service. But there are […]

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Portrait of Dan Sterns standing in front of a mountain range.

Meet Dan Stearns, NALP Member and Outstanding Educator of the Year

Dan Stearns, professor emeritus of landscape contracting at Penn State University, first got a taste of being an educator while in graduate school. He knew it was something he would enjoy as a profession. While the right opportunity didn’t come around for another 12 years, Stearns says his time spent in the industry, working as […]

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Landscape Gardeners Laying Turf For New Lawn

A Look Inside Landscape Companies Using an Apprenticeship Program

Americans are turning to apprenticeships to develop a much-needed workforce. An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of skilled crafts practitioners. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 5 million people will be trained through apprenticeships in 1,000 industries over the next five years. And the landscape industry is part […]

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What is Your Favorite Business Book?

Many NALP members have experienced great growth and success in their businesses. Where do they get their best ideas to grow and manage their companies? In addition to networking with their peers and attending industry seminars and conferences, they read business books written by best-selling authors. Here, we ask NALP members: What is your favorite […]

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The 4 Perks of Using Certified Irrigation Pros

Selecting and installing an irrigation system is an important investment for any of your residential or commercial clients. An irrigation system ensures that their investments — their lawns and landscapes — are nurtured and sustained. When it comes to who your customers contract to do the work, your qualifications and expertise can matter. Certified irrigation […]

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Irrigation System Checks That Save Water

Irrigation systems need regular maintenance to keep them working efficiently year after year. Damage from lawn equipment or improper winterization can cause leaks and other serious problems that can cost your customers a significant amount of wasted water. Here are a few irrigation system checks to perform on a monthly, yearly or periodic basis to […]

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NALP Members in the News: BrightView, Bartlett, Green Lawn Fertilizing, Water & Sustainability Innovation Awards

NALP members are growing, innovating and making names for themselves. Check out the latest updates in our special NALP Members in the News weekly blog. NALP Members in the News: BrightView launches Property Maintenance Interface BrightView Holdings announced the launch of BrightView (BV) Connect, an interface for property maintenance engagement.BV Connect virtually connects the customer with […]

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3 Smart Irrigation Technologies to Use for System Upgrades

The irrigation industry is experiencing a renaissance of smart irrigation technologies. Now more than ever there are irrigation products that use advanced sensors, Wi-Fi and app-based capabilities to automatically adjust watering schedules, communicate problems and save water. As a result, people receive more data and power to control irrigation systems. “Smart” irrigation systems irrigate landscapes […]

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5 Landscape Business Tax Reduction Tips

Americans pay more in taxes each year than they spend on food, clothing and housing combined, so reducing your taxes to the legal minimum can greatly increase your ability to build wealth, especially as a landscape business owner. Here are five strategies to reduce your taxes to the legal minimum. Using one these tax reduction […]

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A Little Renewal, A Little Remembrance and Some Legislative Days Bring Industry Peers Together

Impending H-2B legislation. Pesticide regulation pressures. Growing water conservation worries. Do you feel overwhelmed by one or more of these imperative lawn and landscape industry issues? Then step away from your business and attend NALP’s Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Days on the Hill events July 14-17. The event kicks off July 14 with a […]

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