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

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Month: October 2021

What Newsom’s New Law Means for the Landscape Industry

On Saturday, Oct. 9, California’s governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law that orders state regulators to ban the sale of new gas-powered equipment using small off-road engines (SORE), which includes all lawn and landscape equipment, pressure washers and generators, in 2024. This legislation is part of the state’s attempt to reduce its greenhouse gas […]

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Landscape Maintenance: Managing Fall Leaves

The changing of the season is often appreciated for the deciduous trees’ leaves showcasing beautiful hues of red, yellow and orange. However, once the leaves have fallen, they become a chore. While some insist you should just leave the leaves, there is some nuance to that practice. Fallen leaves do decompose and provide valuable nutrients […]

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Level Up: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping, Inc. Isn’t Slowing Down

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping, Inc. is one of the largest privately-owned Hispanic businesses in the United States. But this San Antonio, Texas, company wasn’t always so large. The business was founded to provide Rogelio Maldonado and […]

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Team Building: The Value in Internship Programs

With the competitive labor market, it can be a challenge to find the necessary team members to grow your lawn and landscape company. One recruiting tool is offering an internship to students that allows them to develop important skills while promoting long-term career growth in the industry. Many of the landscape companies that offer an […]

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NALP Members in the News: Ground Works Land Design, Kawasaki Engines, Massey Services, Davey Tree

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Ground Works Land Design Forms Management Company and Buys Luxury Stone Business Tony Nasrallah, president and founder of Ground Works Land Design, has established GW Capital, a parent organization for all current and future companies owned by Nasrallah. This is coupled with the launch […]

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It’s Time to Strategize: Season 2, Episode 20 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 20 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, and Macey Wollenberg, branch manager at LandCare, talk together. In this podcast, our […]

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Popular Podcasts: What Are You Listening To?

Podcast popularity has continued to grow and with it, there are a wealth of options to listen to. While there’s plenty of entertainment and true crime podcasts to go around, there are also landscape industry-specific podcasts where you can gain insights from other peers. Also, sometimes it’s good to look outside the industry and see […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Blending the Indoors with an Outdoor Living Space

In Highland Park, Illinois, a homeowner had purchased a property with plans of updating and modernizing the interior and the exterior. One of the reasons they chose the property was because of the potential to add a swimming pool. Because James Martin Associates Inc., based in Mundelein, Illinois, maintained homes in the client’s neighborhood with […]

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Battery Tools and Technology: Nothing is New, Except Everything

Battery technology isn’t new to the industry, but if you’ve been mulling over making a shift in recent years, you might still be hesitating due to confusion over the various specs. Determining the power of a battery product isn’t as clear-cut as looking at the horsepower on a gas product. “Every manufacturer is boasting about […]

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