July 2021 - Page 2 of 5 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: July 2021

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The Agronomist: Take a Leaf Out of a Farmer’s Book and Till Your Customers’ Properties

I must admit that I really enjoy watching farming videos on YouTube. The Millennium Farmer and Farmhand Mike are some of my favorites. I live in a part of the country where my food comes from a supermarket so seeing how crops are tended on such an enormous scale is something that fascinates me.   What stands out in these videos is something […]

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Looking at Smart Controllers for Smart Irrigation Month

Many environmental issues have come to the public’s attention in recent years and one, in particular, is water conservation. With droughts becoming more prevalent and water prices rising, it’s important to prevent water waste inside and out. “When the convenience of automation and freshwater come together, there is a high propensity for waste,” says Russ […]

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Choosing a CRM System for Your Business

You’ve started your business and you know a customer relationship management (CRM) system is a must-have as your business grows. But how to choose the right one? CRMs allow you to keep track of your interactions with all your customers, improve communications between sales and production teams, find and keep new customers and much more. […]

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NALP Partners with Caterpillar to Raise Industry Visibility During Foxwoods Casino Resort 301 Race

Caterpillar and the National Association of Landscape Professionals recently partnered to raise the visibility of the landscape industry and celebrate the impact that 1 million landscape and lawn care professionals have on our nation’s green spaces. In the spring, NALP asked lawn and landscape professionals to share why they ‘dig’ landscaping to select company names […]

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Lawn Care: Dealing with Summer Pests

Summer months are the most likely time your clients will want to be out enjoying their yard and the last thing you want are pests ruining their green lawns. Below are some of the insects you can expect to be common in the summer months as well as how to detect and control them. Chinch […]

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All in the Family with Tara and Bruce Allentuck: Season 2, Episode 9 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 9 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, Macey Wollenberg, branch manager at LandCare, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talk with Bruce and Tara Allentuck, co-founders […]

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Do You Need a CTO for Your Company?

You’ve heard of CEOs, CFOs and even COOs but what about a CTO? Chief Technology Officer may sound like a position that’s only relevant for tech or social media companies, but more lawn care and landscape companies are adding this position to their organizations as they see the value it offers. For Level Green Landscaping […]

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Landscape Companies Can Benefit From a Mobility and Stretch Routine

Implementing a mobility and stretch routine at your company can help your business and employees on a number of different levels. Body activation Starting the day off with a mobility and stretch routine can help employees prepare for the day ahead by activating their bodies before physical activity. Creating consistency with the program will allow […]

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Renewal and Remembrance Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Two Service Project Locations

On July 19, 2021, 250 landscape industry professionals volunteered their time and skills at Arlington National Cemetery and on the National Mall for the annual Renewal & Remembrance event. “Whether it’s the 25th or not, I think being part of Renewal and Remembrance is a great honor,” says Bruce Allentuck, president of Allentuck Landscaping Co. […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Bringing a Pastoral Estate Into the 21st Century

Landscape Creations of RI, based in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, was able to take a property in Little Compton, Rhode Island, that features a 250-year-old farmhouse, barn and horse paddock, and restore it to its former glory. The site is the summer residence of a family that lives in Boston the rest of the year. They […]

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