December 2021 - Page 2 of 4 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: December 2021

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Landscape and Industry Trends for 2022

Whether we’re ready for it or not, 2022 is almost here. Focus on the landscape shot up at the start of the pandemic and that appreciation for the outdoors isn’t going anywhere. Below are some of the industry and design trends that landscape professionals are expecting to see going strong next year. Industry Trends While […]

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(Pictured Garth Sager, director of sales and client relations for Chalet)

Level Up: Chalet Has Been Evolving Since 1917

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Chalet was started in 1917 by landscape architect L.J. Thalmann. He served the North Shore outside of Chicago by mowing lawns and doing landscape designs. Since then the company has been passed down two generations with […]

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Top 10 Stories of 2021

2021 was another profitable year for many in the industry but it has also brought priorities into focus such as creating a positive company culture and how to stay ahead of the curve. As the last few days of December remain, take a look at the top 10 most popular stories for 2021 for a […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Cultivating Marketing and Branding Excellence

If you aren’t happy with your lawn care company’s current marketing and branding, remember you have to start somewhere. “Any downtime is a good opportunity to revisit the brand, but any major changes to the brand need to be thought out and done slowly,” says Vince Torchia, vice president of The Grow Group. “Constantly changing […]

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Team Building: Presenting to Students In-Person

One way to help deal with the ongoing labor shortage is by investing your time in the future and speaking to students about the lawn care and landscape industry. “Even though it makes you nervous it’s actually a lot of fun and very rewarding,” says Chris Joyce, president of The Joyce Companies, based in Marstons […]

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Team Building: Plan Your Training

If you’re heading into the off-season, take advantage of this time to plan your training opportunities for your crews. NALP offers a number of different training options that can help make the most of the slower months while providing professional development opportunities for your employees. Benefits of Training Offering ongoing training helps team members retain […]

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Account Management with Marshall Jones: Season 2, Episode 30 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 30 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 Robinson with LandCare, talk with Marshall Jones, landscape design account manager […]

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Top 5 Faces of the Industry for 2021

The Faces of the Industry series features the stories of various individuals who found their way to the lawn care and landscape industry. They share about their current roles, what they’d like to do in the future and where they’d like to see in the industry change. Click on each person’s name to read the […]

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Hyper Personalized Pricing – Close 77% More Business With Personalized Mailers

Sponsored Content There is a famous story about one of the early branches of Weed Man in Canada – the franchisee owner hired a bunch of college grads to measure every yard in the city. With tens of thousands of lawns measured, he sent out personalized mailers that contained pricing information and grew to be […]

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CARB Approves Proposal to Ban Sale of Gas-Powered Equipment in 2024

On Thursday, Dec. 9, the California Air Resource Board (CARB) approved the proposed amendments to the Small Off-Road Engine Regulations: Transition to Zero Emissions, which would ban the sale of virtually all carbon-emitting landscape equipment beginning with model-year 2024. The meeting went on for nearly 6 hours. NALP along with 60 other associations, including the […]

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