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Month: April 2021

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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Team Building: Creating a Good Place to Work

Employee retention is critical. When you can keep your solid employees, you are better able to grow rather than constantly having to replace your staff to maintain your current size. One major aspect of retention is having a workplace where people want to stay. There are many competitions locally and nationally where businesses are recognized […]

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Are you Making Excuses or Finding Solutions?: Episode 49 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 49th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape catch up with each other. In this podcast, our hosts provide personal and professional […]

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Train Your Team: Which Path to Take?

With so many different training options offered by NALP, it can be hard to choose the best path for your team. Never fear, we’re here to break down the choices. Landscape Technician Bootcamp (Instructor Manual) Suggested for: Companies that Want to Deliver Training to The Crews Themselves Created last year, the new Landscape Technician Bootcamp […]

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Level Up: Duke’s Landscape Management Focuses on Quality, Not Quantity

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Eric Cross fell in love with landscaping at an early age, learning from his grandmother and also working for his neighbor. “I just love the physicality of it and didn’t mind working hard and I enjoy […]

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NALP Provides Recruiting Support With Free Resources

With the number of applicants in the lawn and landscaping labor market seemingly dwindling, you might be feeling hopeless about recruiting new hires. But those companies that have been successful are deploying a multi-targeted approach. For many, this has also included taking advantage of some of the free resources offered through NALP’s Workforce Development and […]

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Team Building: How to Make the Most of Professional Recruiters

Professional recruiters can offer landscape companies a level of experience and focus on a task that you can’t always devote all your attention to. Now let’s look at how some of the different firms operate, how to find a good recruiting firm and make the most of it. How It Works Pay structures will differ […]

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Energize, Empower, Inspire with Josh Flynn: Episode 48 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 48th 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 talk with Josh Flynn, CEO of Seabreeze Property Services. Flynn didn’t set out to join the green industry, but once he […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Proper Tank Mixing Practices

As a lawn care operator, efficiency is key, especially as you add more customers and need to cover more properties in one day. One method for efficiency is to take advantage of tank mixing multiple products to treat several lawn issues in one visit. “Tank mixing is needed for lawn care operators because oftentimes they’re […]

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DHS to Release 22,000 Supplemental H-2B Visas

Last night, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor reached a deal to release 22,000 supplemental H-2B visas. These additional visas are a result of the discretionary authority granted to DHS by Congress in the FY 21 Appropriations. The official rule has not been published and many details remain unknown with regards to the […]

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