December 2021 - Page 3 of 4 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: December 2021

The Science of Happiness in the Workplace

Did you know by practicing small positive habits you can increase happiness in yourself and your entire team? Certain types of happiness can drive your team’s engagement, motivation, enthusiasm and willingness to put in the extra effort. Eric Karpinski, author of Put Happiness to Work: 7 Strategies to Elevate Engagement for Optimal Performance, will be […]

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Photo: Balanced Environments Inc.

Landscapes of the Month: Keeping a Retirement Community Vibrant Despite Budget Cuts

The Covenant Living of Northbrook, located in a suburb of Chicago, is home to a 60-acre retirement community with 11 interconnected multi-tenant buildings, 18 duplexes and 3 quad-style residential units. Balanced Environments Inc., (BEI) based in Old Mill Creek, Illinois, took on the property in 2017 as the client was looking for a new, fresh […]

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Photo: Creative Roots Landscaping

Design-Build: Building Your Winter Backlog

If you’ve already got a fair amount of landscaping jobs scheduled for the spring, it can be tempting to coast through the winter months. However, with the ongoing supply chain issues, building your winter backlog can help with securing materials in advance. For some companies, the demand for custom residential landscapes doesn’t slow down, regardless […]

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Top 5 Level Up Stories of 2021

The Level Up series is a collection of articles that share the successful strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Check some out of the most popular stories in this series for 2021. Click on each company’s name to read the full Level Up article. 5) emi Landscapes When emi […]

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Student Values with Dr. Phil Allen and Greg Jolley: Season 2, Episode 29 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 29 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 Dr. Phil Allen and Greg Jolley, both professors of landscape management […]

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Talking with Innovators: A Conversation with Josh Sooy of Cub Cadet

In the newest episode of The Big Green Podcast, NALP CEO Britt Wood chats with Josh Sooy, director of the professional business segment for Cub Cadet, about their latest innovations and how they are keeping their eyes on the future. One of Cub Cadet’s recent innovations is their new PRO Z SurePath, which will perform […]

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Business Smarts: Pros and Cons of Digital Lead Gen Methods

While digital marketing can be used to cement your brand or reach potential new hires, it is also effective for lead generation. It informs customers about your business and what services you offer. Digital lead gen differs from traditional advertising as it requires more touch points to convert customers. It includes everything that goes into […]

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Photo: NALP/Philippe Nobile Photography

NALP Recognized as National Mall Volunteer Partner of the Year

The National Association of Landscape Professionals was presented the National Mall Volunteer Partner of the Year Award on Dec. 4, 2021, by the National Mall and Memorial Parks of the National Park Service. “I was so proud to accept the award in honor of the National Association of Landscape Professionals and our members,” says Bruce […]

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Level Up: The Greathouse Company Grows Despite Having to Start Over

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Lee Greathouse, LIC, knew when he graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1974 with a B.S. in ornamental horticulture that he wanted to start his own company. However, he knew he needed some experience first. […]

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Team Building: Hosting a Holiday Party Without Breaking the Bank

The year is drawing to a close and the collection of holidays in December make it a prime time to host a celebration. It’s natural to want to host a party as a sign of appreciation to all those who helped your business complete another successful season. However, the funds for your party planning committee […]

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