2021 - National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Year: 2021

Lawn Care Corner: FAQs on the Benefits of Fall Lawn Aeration, Seeding, and Weed Control

Fall is well underway and with it comes a number of necessary tasks to prepare the lawn for a strong start in the spring. Below are some answers to some common questions. Why are aeration and seeding so important for cool-season grasses? Aeration and overseeding are important cultural practices for cool-season grasses. Aeration alleviates soil […]

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Preparing for the Snowy Season with Brian McNichol: Season 2, Episode 22 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 22 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, talk with Brian McNichol, sales and operations manager with Snow and Ice Management.  McNichol graduated from Widener University with a business management […]

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Say Hello to NALP’s New Annual Conference and Expo: ELEVATE

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, NALP unveiled the name of the new annual meeting to be known as ELEVATE. After more than 15 years in Louisville, we are taking our new conference on the road. Your new annual conference and expo experience will take place in September 2022 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center […]

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Meet Loriena Harrington, 2021 Woman Entrepreneur

This year’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year recipient Loriena Harrington developed an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. From selling Girl Scout cookies at 8 years old to mowing lawns and being a golf caddy at 12 years old, Harrington says she was always motivated by the sale. From the age of 14 to her […]

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Meet Andrew Ziehler, 2021 Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates before him, fellow entrepreneur Andrew Ziehler also started his business in a garage. While he didn’t go on to the tech industry, Ziehler has made notable achievements in the landscape and lawn care industry, so much so that he has been selected as this year’s Young Entrepreneur of the […]

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Meet Bruce Wilson, NALP’s 2021 Lifetime Leadership Award Winner

This year’s Lifetime Leadership Award winner has truly been in the industry for his entire lifetime. Like many others, Bruce Wilson first started out by mowing grass as a kid. “Ironically, my father made me quit mowing lawns and get a job because he thought that it would be good for me to know what […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Overcoming Microclimates at the AON Center

The AON Center is the fourth tallest building in Chicago at 83 stories. The landscape around the 3.6 million-square-foot tower was designed to create intimate, peaceful spaces within the large-scale site. The landscape was also redesigned several years ago to align with LEED sustainability guidelines. The planting beds that were once filled with annuals now […]

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NALP Foundation Shows Students Career Options During World of Landscape Series

The NALP Foundation recently organized the first-ever World of Landscape series, as part of Nepris’s World of Work, which took place Oct. 4-8. The World of Landscape series is a condensed week of presentations that are advertised to educators. During this week, 11 presentations on different landscape industry careers were shared through the Nepris platform. […]

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Team Building: Starting Your Own Internship Program

Starting an internship program can be an intimidating project. You know you want to invest in the future and show students the many career paths of the lawn and landscape industry, but where to start? Thankfully many companies have already blazed this trail, so you don’t have to start entirely from scratch. No two internship […]

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A Happy Fleet is a Healthy Fleet – Five Steps to Rewarding Your Best Drivers

Guest Content Drivers are the lifeblood of any successful fleet, and – just like topping off the oil in an engine – it pays to keep drivers happy by recognizing when they go the extra mile in their day-to-day. Raising morale among a fleet’s drivers isn’t just a matter of doing the right thing; data […]

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