February 2022 - Page 2 of 3 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: February 2022

D’Anna Wade on Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies

D’Anna Wade was her parents’ first employee when they started Wade’s Lawn Service, based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. After studying public affairs and public administration, she worked for an international NGO focused on women’s health and rights while also getting her feet wet in consulting, working on her parents’ business to get their business systems in […]

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Attracting Young Professionals with Luke Wixo: Season 2, Episode 39 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 39 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Jenn Myers, senior director of workforce development with NALP and Kim McCrossen, education manager with NALP, talk with Luke Wixo, maintenance business development manager with Weller Brothers. Wixo’s love for the outdoors and lawn maintenance inspired him to pursue and obtain […]

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Photo: Washington University

Landscapes of the Month: Creating a Campus Landscape from the Ground Up

The Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, wanted a new entrance onto campus that provided easy access to newly built institutional buildings. Washington University also wanted adequate parking and landscaping to match their existing beautiful campus. This East End Transformation project was taken on by Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions, based in Caseyville, […]

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Faces of the Industry: Nina Williams

For Nina Williams, getting into the landscape industry was by chance. Her previous jobs in the medical field required her to travel a lot and work long hours. “I had been working in the medical field for a long time, and I was just wanting a change and so I was out looking for jobs […]

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Photo: Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape

Design-Build: Drainage Solutions for Yards

Poor drainage in a yard can result in the erosion of topsoil, water pooling around a house’s foundation, and even flooded basements. Overall, this issue can make a yard unusable and leave homeowners extremely frustrated. Causes of Poor Drainage If you have customers complaining about their muddy misfortunes in the backyard, there are a number […]

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The World of Autonomy: Season 2, Episode 38 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 38 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, host, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talks with Jarrett Herold, co-founder and COO of Electric Sheep Robotics. As COO at Electric Sheep Robotics, Herold heads up sales and operations for their autonomous mowing efforts. The opportunity to work with autonomous technologies […]

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Team Building: Crafting Effective Job Postings

Whether you’re growing and need to bring on people to fill new roles or are looking for replacement hires for positions that have recently been vacated for various reasons, creating job postings is an integral part of the business. While promoting internally or hiring from employee recommendations is ideal, you’ll still need to look outside […]

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Business Smarts: Implementing Budget Billing

Depending on your lawn or landscape company’s location, how seasonal the business is will vary but no matter where you’re located being able to secure recurring revenue over 12 months is always ideal. It may sound like a no-brainer to implement budget billing for your landscape company to improve cash flow, but planning and certain […]

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(From left to right) Phil Allen, Paul Fraynd, Doug McDuff, Pam Dooley, Mike Bogan

The Secrets to an Impactful and Resilient Workplace Culture

At NALP’s Leaders Forum event in January 2022, industry CEOs and experts shared their strategies to create impactful and resilient cultures. Panelists included Phil Allen, Ph.D., professor of landscape management, Brigham Young University; Mike Bogan, CEO, LandCare; Pam Dooley, owner, Plants Creative Landscape; Paul Fraynd, CEO, Sun Valley Landscaping; and Doug McDuff, president & co-owner, […]

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NALP Members in the News: Landscape Workshop, Ruppert Landscape, SavATree, Project EverGreen, and More

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Landscape Workshop Acquires GreenScape Landscape Workshop has acquired the landscape operation of GreenScape, Inc. based in Memphis, Tennessee. GreenScape has an over 80-year history and owner Kathryn Hetzler and her staff will ensure a smooth changeover during the transition. The companies have shared values […]

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