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Month: October 2020

Holiday Lighting and Decor Market Predictions

2020 has been a year with many unexpected twists and as the holidays approach, the pandemic is impacting companies differently when it comes to their holiday services. Residential Holiday Lighting Senske Services, based in Kennewick, Washington, which is a Christmas Décor franchisee, serves mostly residential clients, but they also do commercial spaces such as malls, […]

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Casting a Vision and Leaving a Legacy with Zech Strauser: Episode 23 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 23rd episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talked to Zech Strauser, founder and owner of Strauser Nature’s Helpers.   Strauser Nature’s Helpers (SNH) was founded in 1998 and […]

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Identify and Eliminate Safety Risks with Job Hazard Analyses

Operating safely on the jobsite protects employees, reduces downtime and decreases the number of costly accidents. One step to take to become a safer company is to conduct a job hazard analysis (JHA) for specific tasks, outline the potential hazards presented and how to eliminate or mitigate these threats. Lawn care and landscaping tasks have […]

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Level Up: Passionate People Drive Bonick Landscaping’s Success

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Glenn Bonick, owner of Bonick Landscaping based in Irving, Texas, says he believes if you are not growing, you are shrinking. The company has been in business for over 38 years and has always experienced steady […]

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2020 Judges Award: Creating a Lake View Resort

In Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, a client wanted to create a family vacation compound that felt like a high-end resort when visiting. Mariani Landscape was asked to include comfortable, yet elegant, living spaces to entertain and relax. The design intent was to draw the family outside into intimate spaces for multigenerational gatherings while taking advantage of […]

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Q+A with Jon Cundiff, NALP 2020 Lifetime Leadership Award Winner

Each year, NALP presents a member with the Lifetime Leadership Award who had dedicated his or her life to the landscape and lawn care industry. This year, Jon Cundiff, president of Weed Man Kansas City in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is this year’s winner. With more than 30 years in the industry, he is also a […]

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Meet Claire Goldman, Winner of the 2020 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Claire Goldman, principal, and head of design and business development for R&R Landscaping in Auburn, Alabama, is the winner of the 2020 Woman Entrepreneur Award of the Year. This award recognizes an NALP member who has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative, ensured advancement of the landscape industry by actions and endeavors, and serves as a […]

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Inside Interiorscaping During COVID-19

Lawn care and landscaping were deemed an essential service early on during the pandemic, but the niche interior plantscaping has faced its own challenges due to its indoor nature. While working outside has been seen as a low-risk activity, concerns over having too many people together inside has caused companies to shift to full-time remote […]

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That’s A Wrap! LANDSCAPES 2020 Finishes Final Day Full of Presentations

LANDSCAPES 2020: The Virtual Experience came to a close today, but it was still chocked full of educational sessions for attendees. Some of the sessions offered throughout the day included Change Incentives to Change Behavior and Using Technology to Streamline Sales. Change Incentives to Change Behavior Parke Kallenberg, with ADVANCE Consulting Group, discussed at what […]

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Live from LANDSCAPES 2020: Episode 22 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

This week the hosts of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast were busy attending LANDSCAPES 2020 sessions so they did not have their traditional guest and discussion. They did reflect on some of the topic they have already covered and encouraged listeners to go back and check out any episodes they have missed recently. […]

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