January 2022 - Page 2 of 4 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: January 2022

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Design-Build: Design Software Innovations and Trends

A new year means new landscape design software innovations and program enhancements. Check out some of the popular software options and what upgrades they have to offer, as well as some predicted trends. AutoCAD 2022 A design staple for a number of industries is AutoCAD and this year’s version offers industry-specific toolsets, new automation and […]

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Effective Stormwater Management: Installing Bioswales

There are many facets to sustainable landscape practices and one aspect is effective stormwater management. If left unmanaged, stormwater runoff can result in flooding around a property and runoff picking up contaminants that ultimately negatively impact a receiving body of water. One method of stormwater management is the installation of bioswales on a property. “Bioswales […]

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The Agronomist: Best Management Practices to Combat Material Shortages

Back in 2008 I still owned my own company and part of my portfolio of work was performing bulk applications of fertilizer to golf courses, sports fields, and similar large properties. A fertilizer salesperson would complete a sale and ask if the customer planned on spreading it themselves or if they wanted me to do it. One […]

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All About Partnerships: Working with General Contractors

If you’re looking to get involved in larger, commercial construction projects, most likely you’ll need to submit your bids to a general contractor company. Even some small and medium projects can involve working for a general contractor. Working for a general contractor means an increased amount of documentation, a different pay schedule than you’re used […]

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Sustainability in Action

Sustainability is often a buzzword thrown around in many industries but what does it truly mean? How do lawn care and landscape companies incorporate sustainability into their businesses? See how these companies are making sustainable practices core to their business. Sustainability Case Study: Pacific Landscape Management Puts Water Conservation at the Forefront Sustainability Case Study: […]

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Business Smarts: Finding Snow Removal Subcontractors During the Plow Season

The snow season can be a bit unpredictable when it comes to how many winter events you’ll have and how much snow each event will bring. What can further complicate the situation is if you find yourself suddenly needing to hire additional snow removal subcontractors in the middle of the season. This could be caused […]

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Innovation Done Right: The Vanguard® Oil Guard™ System

Sponsored Content Less equipment maintenance means more profit. You invest a lot of time and money maintaining your operation’s fleet of landscaping equipment. These expenses take a big bite out of your bottom line every year. To guard against rising costs and ever-tightening margins, profitable landscaping professionals power their mowers with Vanguard® engines featuring the […]

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SeaScape Lawn Care Makes Sustainability a Priority

With a Ph.D. in turf management, finding ways to provide lawns with what they need — without overapplying — has always been a goal of Jim Wilkinson, president of SeaScape Lawn Care in Coventry, Rhode Island. In addition to developing an all-natural lawn care offering (as well as a hybrid approach), Wilkinson has also worked […]

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NALP Members in the News: Landscape Workshop, SavATree, PBI-Gordon, Davey Tree

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Landscape Workshop Acquires A Cut Above Landscape Management Landscape Workshop has recently completed the acquisition of A Cut Above Landscape Management, based in Columbus, Georgia. A Cut Above Landscape Management was founded in 1989 with a strong focus on large commercial maintenance work and […]

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Serpico’s Shift to Battery Power

One of Serpico’s founding core values is resource conservation and it guides how they approach every large undertaking. Their latest effort is the shift to 100 percent hybrid-electric-powered landscape maintenance by 2028. Their hybrid-electric routes will be identified as “Green Power+” which includes battery-powered equipment and hybrid-electric Ford F-150 Powerboost trucks. “We look for ways […]

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