April 2020 - National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: April 2020

Michigan Landscape and Lawn Care Companies Are Back at Work!

Though most industry companies around the U.S. got their spring season’s started, that’s not true for Michigan’s green industry due to the state’s Stay at Home Orders. Michigan landscape, lawn care, and nursery companies along with the Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association, and NALP, have been working together to see business restrictions eased. On April […]

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Tips to Use to Train Your Trainers

Fred Haskett, Head Harvester with The Harvest Landscape Consulting Group led a webinar on how to train your trainers on April 22. If you missed that webinar, here are the key takeaways he presented. Haskett says the way to develop a well-trained, safe and effective workforce is to know how to train your trainers. He […]

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Detecting and Dealing With Burnout

Burnout is caused by unrealistic expectations, either from ourselves or from others so now that we find ourselves in a rather unprecedented situation, it’s far easier to be overwhelmed by these expectations, no matter who they’re coming from. When you deal with elevated stress levels over an extended period of time it is far more […]

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Leveling up Your Safety Awards

Showing clients that you are a safe company is now more important than ever. The Safety Recognition Awards are a way to benchmark your safety performance and improve your safety practices, and they can also provide recognition for your employees for a job well done. In order to enter for the Safety Recognition Awards, you […]

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Timberline Landscaping Adds New Service Line During Pandemic

The last few months have been a scramble for most landscaping companies to figure out how to adapt to the COVID-19 world. Some, have found new ways to service clients. Timberline Landscaping found a new form of revenue during the pandemic. This Colorado Springs, Colorado-based business is now disinfecting high-touch outdoor areas such as playgrounds […]

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Workforce Management & Planning in Response to COVID-19

During the fifth free COVID-19 webinar hosted by NALP, Tom Fochtman, CEO of Ceibass Venture Partners, an investment banking firm, and Bruce Wilson, owner of Bruce Wilson & Company, discussed financial-related questions about the CARES Act and how to keep your company culture strong. Taking Advantage of the CARES Act The CARES Act was signed […]

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Tips for Staying Productive While Working From Home

Prior to COVID-19, working remotely was a setup that was more common in the tech field, rather than landscaping, but as company owners strive to stay open during this period of self-isolation, remote work has become the new norm If you or your staff is new to working remote, here are some tips on how […]

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Survey Says…Lawn Care Companies Fairing Better in the COVID-19 Economy

Navigating business challenges isn’t easy for any company this spring, but as an industry, we are doing a lot better than many others. NALP surveyed landscape industry companies, the week of April 6, to learn how COVID-19 is affecting their business (and also to learn how we can provide the best resources to help weather […]

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Insights from Industry CEOs on The New Big Green Podcast Discussion

NALP has recently launched The Big Green Podcast. NALP CEO Britt Wood chats with landscape industry CEOs about how they are handling the coronavirus and its impact on their business. In the first episode of the podcast, Wood spoke with Rosco Klausing, with the Klausing Group based in Lexington, Kentucky, and in the second podcast […]

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Adaptation and Creativity Are How These Industry Executives Are Managing This Spring

In the fourth free COVID-19 webinar hosted by NALP, CEO Britt Wood talked with industry executives Shayne Newman, president of YardApes, Inc. and NALP President-Elect, John Guth, vice president of lawn at Green Lawn Fertilizing, LLC and Todd Pugh, CEO and founder of Enviroscapes, who shared their strategies for running a business in the middle […]

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