October 2021 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: October 2021

HighGrove Partners Prepares Truist Park for World Series Games

HighGrove Partners, based in Austell, Georgia, has been the official landscaper for the Atlanta Braves for 10 years. They are responsible for caring for all the landscaping inside and outside Truist Park, except for the baseball field. They also maintain The Battery Atlanta, which is a 2-million square foot mixed-use destination adjacent to the stadium. […]

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NALP Members in the News: Aspire, Massey Services, RC Mowers, Davey Tree, Ruppert Landscape

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Aspire Announces Intent to Acquire Go iLawn and LandOne Aspire Software, a ServiceTitan company, has announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Go iLawn, an online property measurement tool and LandOne Software, a cloud-based digital takeoff and design tool. “The addition of […]

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Design-Build: Sloped Lawn Solutions

Properties on hillsides or with steep slopes come with a number of challenges and opportunities. While proper drainage and erosion control are concerns that need to be tackled, designing a landscape on a sloped site provides a lot of creative potential. Every site is different so there’s never going to be a one-size-fits-all solution for […]

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LIVE from LANDSCAPES with David Grover and Frank Mariani Jr: Season 2, Episode 23 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 23 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, talk with David Grover, branch manager with Pacific Landscape Management and Frank Mariani […]

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Five Key Advocacy Areas NALP Is Focused On

During LANDSCAPES 2021, Andrew Bray, NALP’s VP of government relations, provided an update on a number of advocacy topics that impact the lawn and landscape industry. If you missed this presentation, here are the five key topics Bray covered and the main takeaways. CARB The California Air and Resource Board (CARB) released a proposed regulation […]

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The Final LANDSCAPES Finishes with a Bang

This year marked NALP’s last LANDSCAPES and with it came the announcement of the new annual meeting, ELEVATE. ELEVATE will take place Sept. 18-22, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. This new conference and expo will meet the needs of NALP members and industry professionals. It is designed to be energized, innovative and collaborative with sessions focused […]

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2021 Judges Award: Made in the Shade

In Wilmette, Illinois, a granite cobble drive leads to a home with 25 mature trees and sweeping planting beds filled with flowering shrubs and perennials. The client wanted a colorful landscape they could enjoy with friends and family so they hired Chalet Nursery in 2017 to take on the maintenance. Their work on this property […]

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2022 Supply Chain Issues on the Horizon

Guest Content Our industry is experiencing numerous material and supply chain shortages. There are several factors affecting the cost and availability of these materials such as labor shortages, energy costs, weather, trucking and port issues. Grass seed harvests were impacted earlier this year due to extreme heat and drought in the Pacific Northwest. Staffing shortages […]

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Level Up: Running the Business Is a Team Effort for Landscape America

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. In high school, Doug McDuff knew he didn’t want to work inside. He wanted to work outdoors and even considered becoming a park ranger before his guidance counselor suggested he check out the Stockbridge School of […]

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Lawn Care Corner: FAQs on the Benefits of Fall Lawn Aeration, Seeding, and Weed Control

Fall is well underway and with it comes a number of necessary tasks to prepare the lawn for a strong start in the spring. Below are some answers to some common questions. Why are aeration and seeding so important for cool-season grasses? Aeration and overseeding are important cultural practices for cool-season grasses. Aeration alleviates soil […]

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