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Year: 2019

Monday morning

7 Ways Landscape Pros Stay Motivated on Monday Morning

You wake up with a sinking feeling in your stomach. It ranges from light sadness all the way to what some describe as “crippling dread.” You seek the scent and jolt only that liquid gold drink called coffee provides. Empty greetings and blank stares greet you as you wander aimlessly through your morning rituals. You […]

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Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician Program

Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician Program Goes Online

The Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician certification program is NALP’s flagship program. Landscape professionals consider it an essential credential. Currently, 15 state licensee partners deliver a written exam and a hands-on test. But beginning in early 2020, as a recommendation by the NALP board, the certification test will change and only be given online, removing […]

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business plans

3 Plans — Plus a Business Plan — You Need to Best Run Your Landscape Business

When you run your business according to a business plan that outlines a “career path” for your organization, you stay focused on goals and objectives. This is key because it’s easy to let daily operations and mini-crises that crop up during any given week distract you. From managing employees to selling new accounts and buying […]

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Landscape of the Month: A Modern Greenwich Estate by Hoffman Landscapes

The outdoor space of a beautiful estate had been languishing under a lack of proper attention for some time. Before Hoffman Landscapes took over maintenance, their client’s property was subject to incorrect pruning, services not being performed in a timely manner, insect and disease issues and poor communication over multiple providers. “The homeowner could see […]

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7 Things to Be Thankful For as a Small Landscape Business Owner

Running a landscape business can keep you pretty busy. There are millions of things to keep track of … time can easily slip right by. Before you know it, you forget what really matters. Thanksgiving is a time to remember those things that you’re most thankful for. After all, there are so many things that […]

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Neal Goldberg Thrives on Conquering Daily Challenges at Goldberg & Rodler

As owner alongside partner Tom Rodler, Neal Goldberg runs the operations of Goldberg & Rodler Inc. The landscape design/build firm is based in Huntington, New York. Goldberg has been doing this work full time for nearly 40 years. He thrives on conquering daily challenges this work brings. His firm, now in its second generation of […]

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Giving Back is Second Nature For This Landscape Pro

When it comes to community engagement, NALP is continually looking to find ways to inspire members to get more involved. Our Community Partnership Award—presented to companies that are actively engaged in community outreach—is one of the ways we do that. Grunder Landscaping Co., based in Miamisburg, Ohio, is another winner of the award this year […]

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Breakfast With Champions: Q&A On Business Groups

“A business is like a shark–if it isn’t always adapting, changing, innovating … moving, it’ll die. As a leader of your business, it’s your job to always be learning and coming up with new ways to move your business forward. To always be in an environment of personal, mental and spiritual growth, surround yourself with […]

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Meet Jack Pohutsky, NALP Student Ambassador & Current Penn State Landscape Contracting Student

As a senior majoring in landscape contracting in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Jack Pohutsky has already been actively involved in recruiting for the industry both to high school students as well as undeclared majors at Penn State. He may still be a student but he’s that excited about what the landscape industry has […]

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The Value of Community Outreach for This Landscape Pro

Each year, the NALP Community Partnership Award recognizes companies who demonstrate leadership in helping restore or revive communities. NALP presents the award to companies actively engaged in community outreach. It also highlightes the aesthetic, environmental and quality of life benefits the landscape industry brings to communities across the country. This year, the first award goes […]

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