September 2021 - National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: September 2021

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Business Smarts: Picking Up Extra Revenue with Parking Lot Sweeping

If you offer commercial landscape maintenance services to your clients, another service that can be provided for a total package is parking lot sweeping. Good impressions start the moment a customer or potential new employee steps on your client’s property and parking lot sweeping can provide the tidiness they’re looking for. Matt Mientus, turf division […]

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Building your Web to Make the Right Impression with Jason Craven and Dylan Richmond: Season 2, Episode 19 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 19 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape, talk with Jason Craven, president & CEO of Southern Botanical and Dylan Richmond, commercial business development for Southern Botanical. […]

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In Memoriam: Janet Henderson Cole

Janet Henderson Cole passed away on Sept. 27, 2021, at the age of 62 after a long battle with breast cancer. Cole was a retired Regents Professor Emeritus from Oklahoma State University (OSU). As a valued NALP member, Cole served as the Educator representative on the International Certification Council (ICC) from 2015–2021 and was a […]

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Developing a Strong Second in Command

To scale your business and improve your use of time as owner, your business needs a strong leadership team, and ideally for many owners: a second in command (2IC) A second in command can be an Operations Manager, a General Manager, a COO, or a Chief of Staff.  There are different reasons to employ a […]

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Ruppert Landscape Helps Install Exhibit Highlighting Pandemic Toll

Over 350 employees from Ruppert Landscape’s Maryland, DC and Virginia branches came together from Sept. 14 to Sept. 16 to bring a public art installation to fruition, commemorating all the Americans who have died due to COVID-19. Maryland artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg conceptualized the installation, In America: Remember, to be a memorial that is also […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Controlling Fall Armyworms

Sponsored Content Fall armyworms are stout-bodied, hairless, striped caterpillars that feed on grass foliage in turf and crops. While Fall armyworms are more often associated with agricultural crops but they can be quite damaging to turfgrasses as well. Host grass species include Poa spp., bermudagrass, ryegrass, fescue, bluegrass, and Johnson grass. Lawn care operators are […]

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Level Up: New Castle Lawn & Landscape Focuses on the Profitability of Their Core Services

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. New Castle Lawn & Landscape, based in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, has undergone some serious ups and downs over the years, but they have weathered the storms and come out stronger now. Founded in 1994 by Bryan Weise […]

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Developing Empowered Managers

When starting out, it’s natural for lawn care and landscape company owners to try to do everything on their own. However, as most businesses break the million-dollar revenue mark, the new challenge can be having a company that thrives even when the owner isn’t around. Bill Silverman, owner of Springboard Business Coaching, specializes in coaching […]

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Should I Stay or Should I Snow Plow?

Sometimes they call it white gold. And there is no denying that snow plowing can be a lucrative business, but it comes with its own set of challenges. So, if you operate in a market where there’s enough snow, should you be offering snow removal as a service? Four industry professionals weigh in on the […]

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Faces of the Industry: Hope Cooper

Hope Cooper, plant purchaser and nursery manager for Bella Terra Landscapes & Garden Center, based in Ellendale, Delaware, got into the industry in 1997. Her best friend was a grower for Frank J. Smith Nursery in Millsboro, Delaware, and got Cooper a job at the garden center. Cooper was in the restaurant business for a […]

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