March 2021 - Page 3 of 4 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: March 2021

Faces of the Industry: Antonio Zeppa

Antonio Zeppa always wanted to run his own company, but he didn’t know mowing his neighbors’ lawns would turn into a career in landscaping. In high school and college, Zeppa would mow grass part-time along with his brother, Andre. After earning their degrees in business and geoscience, respectively, the brothers started Zeppa’s Landscaping Services, full-service […]

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Designscapes Colorado celebrates their Christmas party in 2019.
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Stop the Revolving Door: Pros Share Their Solid Recruiting and Retention Strategies

A common complaint of many lawn care and landscape companies is how hard it is to find good labor. The lack of the necessary employees can hamper your business’s growth. Here with their strategies and solutions to this issue are four different companies from across the country. Recruiting Strategies One effective recruiting strategy that all […]

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Caitlin Clineff

Faces of the Industry: Caitlin Clineff

Thanks to her grandparents giving her small plant cuttings and seed packets, Caitlin Clineff grew up gardening a good bit. In high school, she was very involved with 4-H and the National Junior Horticultural Association. “That got me interested in looking into a career in horticulture, so I majored in horticultural science at NC State,” […]

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Making the Most of Your Marketing

There are many marketing methods out there that your business can take advantage of, but sometimes it can be more effective to focus in on your current options and hone their performance. Below are three tools that can help you make the most out of your current marketing strategies. Informed Delivery If you currently use […]

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STRONGER TOGETHER

Stronger Together

In the midst of Women’s History Month, we look at how some companies are supporting women in the industry Women are finding an increasing number of opportunities in the lawn care and landscape industry. But in order to attract more women to the field — as well as retain the ones that are already here […]

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The Agronomist: Productivity Tips for More Efficient Mornings

It’s spring! Finally, the birds are singing, the forsythia is blooming, the lawns are greening up and the phone is ringing off the hook. It’s go time in the lawn care business! But why does it seem as though your day is a repeat of one of those dreams where you can’t move? You have lots […]

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Mentor

Business Smarts: Finding a Mentor

Whether you’re just starting out with your new company or you’ve been in the industry for years, everyone can benefit from the guidance and advice of a mentor. Mentors can provide practical knowledge that you don’t have to learn the hard way and can be a reliable second opinion if you’re looking for someone to […]

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Buffalo Center of Arts & Technology
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Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology Creates Pipeline for Skilled Labor

The search for skilled labor in the industry has been a struggle, but the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) and Olmsted Parks Conservancy have recently collaborated together to help one another. Using NALP’s Landscape Management Certificate Program, BCAT’s Landscape Maintenance Technician program offers classroom instruction, in-field training and a paid internship program with […]

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Growing in the Green Industry

Putting in the Time and $$: A Commitment to Continuing Education with Palmer Higgins: Episode 42 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 42nd 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 Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talk with Palmer Higgins, CEO of Mainely Grass, a New England lawn care company. Higgins first entered the landscaping and […]

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Networks

The Benefits of Joining NALP Networks

Networking and connecting with industry peers can help you both professionally and personally so if you are looking for some new ways to get plugged in, check out some of NALP’s free network options. Women in Landscape Network Powered by Bayer, the Women in Landscape Network is led by a group of over 20 landscape […]

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