February 2021 - Page 2 of 3 - National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: February 2021

Lawn Care Corner: The Science Behind Preemergence Herbicides

It’s that time of the year again. Time to treat customers’ properties with preemergence herbicides before weeds like crabgrass can rear their ugly heads. But do you understand the science behind this practice? Dr. Tina Bond, technical service manager with FMC Professional Solutions, shares some insight into preemergence herbicides and how to use them effectively. […]

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Photo: Emily Minton Redfield

Landscapes of the Month: Rooftop Refuge in Colorado

The three-story property on a corner lot overlooking Washington Park in Denver, Colorado, offered Lifescape Colorado a number of maintenance challenges. Lifescape has been maintaining this property since 2018 and their work earned them a Silver Award in the 2020 Awards of Excellence for residential landscape management. Dan DeGrush, senior landscape architect for Lifescape Colorado, […]

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Faces of the Industry: Kevin Shackleford

Kevin Shackleford, CEO of Shackleford Landscape Group, based in Bear, Delaware, first started mowing lawns when he was 11 years old so he could earn enough money to buy a Microsoft Zune. While he didn’t make enough cutting lawns, he did finally earn enough money from shoveling snow to buy his MP3 player. After that, […]

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Team Building: How to Conduct Performance Reviews Effectively

The thought of an annual performance review can fill you and your employees with dread. However, if you implement performance reviews effectively, they can help you achieve your business goals. While there should be an annual performance review, Steve Cesare, human resource expert with The Harvest Group, says that shouldn’t be the only time you’re […]

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How I Do It: Inside a Gold Safety Award Winner’s Operations

At Duke’s Landscape Management, safety has always been a number one priority for owner Eric Cross. Based in Hackettstown, New Jersey, Duke’s provides commercial landscape maintenance, commercial snow and ice management, landscape design/build and holiday display services. Last year the company earned several NALP Safety Recognition Awards: a gold level – Overall Safety Achievement award, […]

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Modern Management: Communication, Transparency and Adaptation with Ashly Neneman: Episode 38 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 38th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. and Macey Wollenberg, branch manager at LandCare talk with Ashly Neneman, general manager of Sun Valley Landscaping, based in Omaha, Nebraska. As general manager of Sun Valley Landscaping, Neneman leads the […]

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No Job Is Too Big for Stratton and Brätt Landscapes

Zack Stratton, CEO & president of Stratton & Brätt Landscapes, says he has dirt in his blood. Stratton’s ancestors started fruit farming in the early 1900s and by the 1960s his grandfather started doing golf course installations and maintenance. Growing up, Stratton worked on the family’s fruit farm and helped maintain the golf course. The […]

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Level Up: Nanak’s Landscaping Continues to Grow Despite Adversity Over the Years

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When Deva S. Khalsa acquired a lawn company, Nanak’s Landscaping, in Miami in 1977, in true entrepreneurial spirit, he threw caution into the wind and moved to South Florida. He soon discovered the previous owner was […]

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Business Smarts: Developing a Sales Scorecard

Just like any part of the business, you need to monitor the metrics to see how your team is performing. With your sales team you can develop a sales scorecard for each rep that looks at key performance indicators (KPIs). These scorecards can help track and improve the performance of your reps. Unlike a sales […]

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NALP Members in the News: Schill Grounds Management, CASE Construction Equipment, ServiceTitan, Davey Tree, Joe Williams

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Schill Grounds Management Purchases The Ohio Valley Group’s Commercial Division Schill Grounds Management has purchased the commercial division of The Ohio Valley Group in a carve-out acquisition that expands Schill’s service area to the east side of Cleveland. Schill will take over all of […]

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