May 2020 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: May 2020

members in the news

NALP Members in the News: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc., Hoffman Landscapes, Grunder Landscaping Co.

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. announces strategic shift for U.S. and Canadian markets As a result of a re-evaluation by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), it has decided to shift to a service-focused operation in the United States and Canada markets […]

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First Individuals Complete the Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program

Merino Landscape, Inc., based in San Diego, California, is the first company with individuals to complete NALP’s Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program (LMAP), with three apprentices finishing the program in May. While typically it takes apprentices 12 to 15 months to complete the program, apprentices Julien Alcaraz, Jaime Alcaraz and Krystian Merino were able to finish […]

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Horticulture at Home: Invention, Adaptation and the Resurgence of Victory Gardens: Episode 2 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the second episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape spoke with Jenn Myers, a 20+ year veteran of the professional landscape industry. Myers brings a unique perspective to her role as Senior Director of Workforce […]

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The Rose and Thorn of Working at Home: Episode 1 of the New Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

The NALP Young Professionals Network has launched a new podcast called Growing in the Green Industry. The first episode is hosted by Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape. They share insights on how […]

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Serpico Landscaping Shares How They Are Staying Safe and Operating Lean

Like other landscaping companies currently operating during the pandemic, Serpico Landscaping has rolled out a number of operational practices to keep crews and clients safe. From deep cleaning their facilities and equipment every day to providing masks and gloves for all employees, Serpico says they’re taking COVID-19 safety precautions seriously. While many companies have implemented […]

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GreenCare for Troops Expands Services to Include Healthcare Workers

Project EverGreen is known for giving back to military families with its GreenCare and SnowCare for Troops programs, and now it has expanded its complimentary services to help those serving on the healthcare front lines. “The people that volunteer with our program a lot of them want to give back to the military in their […]

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Think Outside of the Box: Employee Benefits to Consider Offering

The labor market is challenging to recruit and retain quality employees so finding benefits that cause them to stay long term calls for a bit of creativity. While you should definitely pay your workers a fair wage, compensation isn’t the only thing that employees consider when deciding whether to accept your job offer or to […]

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Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development, Inc. Helping the Community During COVID-19

On Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development, Inc.’s website, they have a page on COVID-19 where the company highlights their new safety practices that they will be following as well as a number of complimentary services that will be offered to clients with heightened vulnerability to the virus. Based in Peekskill, New York, Manzer’s encourages clients […]

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The Big Green Podcast: Britt Wood and Brandon Walters with Valley Landscaping Discuss Recruiting Tactics

In the latest episode of the Big Green Podcast, account manager Brandon Walters, of Valley Landscaping, and NALP CEO Britt Wood, discuss what Brandon has learned about his team during COVID-19 and what recruiting tactics they’ve been using, such as the Why I Landscape campaign and forming relationships with local schools and colleges. Founded in […]

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How the Awards of Excellence Serve as a Marketing Tool

Entries are currently being accepted for NALP’s Awards of Excellence, which recognize the best projects in commercial and residential landscape and lawn care installation, maintenance, and design. Award entries will be accepted through August 5, 2020. Kelly Baccash, marketing coordinator for Hoffman Landscapes, based in Wilton, Connecticut, shares why they participate every year. “We are […]

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