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Year: 2021

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The Sky’s the Limit When Using Drones for Landscaping Jobs

Slowly, but surely technology is being integrated into the green industry and one interesting tool some landscape companies are exploring is drones. While drones were originally used for military purposes, they have migrated to the civilian world and are used by everyone from hobbyists to businesses. “As you dive into the drone industry at large, […]

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Meet Cathie Lavis, Outstanding Educator of the Year

Cathie Lavis, Ph.D., professor and extension specialist of landscape management for Kansas State University has been named the Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2021. Lavis has been teaching at Kansas State since 1990, starting as a graduate student. She has been described as passionate, driven and persistent. Lavis is always incorporating new teaching strategies […]

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Level Up: Mulhall’s Grows for Their Employees

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Mulhall’s, based in Omaha, Nebraska, has a core purpose of growing the community’s relationship with the natural world. The company has three business units: landscaping, garden + home and farms. The garden + home business is […]

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Technically Speaking: Mulch Matters

Mulch is a helpful tool used to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate soil temperatures in your customers’ flower beds. Naturally, some people assume if something is good, even more is better. This is not the case. Having too thick of a layer of mulch can prevent water and nutrients from reaching the plant roots. […]

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Team Building: Aspects of a Great Workplace

Every company wants to provide a great workplace for their employees. Not only is this simply the right thing to do, but it is also easier to retain them. While it might seem daunting to achieve, some of the major aspects that help create a desirable workplace are having a dedicated HR team, providing solid […]

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Cultivating Company Culture with Michele Posehn: Episode 50 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 50th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Macey Wollenberg, branch manager at LandCare, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape, talk with Michele Posehn, senior manager of diversity initiatives and university relations at SiteOne Landscape Supply. […]

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NALP Members in the News: The Greenery, Grunder Landscaping, Davey Tree, STIHL, Corona Tools

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. The Greenery, Inc. Promotes Rick Sotiropoulos The Greenery, Inc.’s Rick Sotiropoulos has been promoted to Construction Business Development Director. In this new role, Sotiropoulos will help the company strengthen its current market impact and further develop into new and expanding markets with construction services. […]

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Looking for Gas Alternatives as Prices Rise?

Growing consumer demand and crude oil prices have caused gasoline prices to rise recently, with the national average at $2.90 as of May 3, 2021, while the average a year ago was $1.78. In states like California and Oregon, current gas prices can range from $3.05 to $4.04. While the national gas average still has […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Installing a Complex Courtyard Waterfall

Using the funding and inspiration of a generous couple, Northeast Georgia Health Systems proposed building a waterfall garden. The garden was to serve as a natural setting for patients’ families, providers, staff and community to find solace. The waterfall garden connects the main entrance to the hospital café plaza below. The Fockele Garden Company, based […]

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Celebrate Arbor Day by Planting Trees Properly

It’s Arbor Day and while trees are important to the environment and landscapes every day, they get some special love and attention today. “Arbor Day allows us to spend a day recognizing all that trees have to offer to us and our community,” says Don Winsett, vice president of national business development for Davey Tree […]

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