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

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Month: March 2022

Trusting and Empowering Your Team: Season 2, Episode 44 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 44 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software, Neal Glatt with GrowTheBench and Macey Robinson with LandCare, talk with Elizabeth Elliott, owner of Himmel’s Landscape and Garden Center. Elliott’s dream of owning Himmel’s Landscape and Garden Center started 20 years ago as an employee. […]

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Photo: Yellowstone Landscape

Exceeding Expectations with HOAs

Homeowners associations (HOAs) exist to uphold their bylaws and protect owners’ property values. Because people residing in the community are paying dues to the HOA to manage neighborhood common areas and sometimes their own property, expectations are high. “HOAs are often unfairly stereotyped as nitpicky for the way that they choose to enforce the standards […]

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Faces of the Industry: Jina Rockwell

Jina Rockwell entered the landscape industry by happenstance. She graduated from Miami University with a degree in consumer sciences and earned a marketing MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Before starting her own landscaping company, she had a successful career in purchasing, supply chain, marketing, and business development across multiple industry sectors. Now she is […]

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Photo: Syngenta

Control Grubs, Billbugs, Turf Caterpillars and More With One Application

Sponsored Content Big Results in a Small Pack with Acelepryn Insecticide Grubs, billbugs and turf caterpillars are often undiscovered by customers until the turfgrass is already injured. There’s a way to control all of these pests, with one application before the season gets busy, using lower rates – all without disrupting lawn biodiversity. These results […]

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Photo: Morgan Howarth

Landscapes of the Month: Transforming a Narrow Space Into a Celebration of the Seasons

In Bethesda, Maryland, a client wanted a multi-functional outdoor space to match their newly-built modern house. Rossen Landscape, based in Great Falls, Virginia, was able to accommodate this request and overcame the challenges of the narrow space. Their work creating a modern marvel earned them a Gold Award in the 2021 Awards of Excellence. “It’s […]

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Photo: NALP/Philippe Nobile Photography

Brigham Young University – Provo Retains Winning Trophy at 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition

At the end of the 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) on March 19, 2022, students from across the country were fired up about the lawn and landscape industry. During the closing ceremony, Doug Halsey, chair for NCLC, noted the energy and camaraderie that he had seen throughout the week. He thanked the host school […]

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Inside Mergers & Acquisitions and What It Means for the Industry

At times, it can seem the industry trade press is reporting about another lawn care or landscape company being acquired on a monthly or even weekly basis. While the frequency of these acquisitions can make it feel like soon there be just a handful of larger landscape companies, the fragmentation of the industry prevents this […]

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Students Show Off Their Grit During 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition

On Friday, March 18, 2022, students from 43 schools scattered across North Carolina State University’s campus in Raleigh, North Carolina, to compete in 31 different industry events as part of the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC). “It’s just like taking a car for a test drive,” says Doug Halsey, chair of NCLC. “There’s no commitment […]

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The Agronomist: Getting Round 1 Right

As goes Round 1, so goes the season. Or at least that’s the saying in the lawn care business; the first visit to a customer’s home and the quality of the application sets the tone for the rest of the year. This is not only true for agronomics but also from the perspective of customer […]

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Top Companies Connect with Industry’s Brightest Students During 46th National Collegiate Landscape Competition  

It’s been two years since the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) was held in person and the excitement has been tangible. Hosted at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, the 46th NCLC officially kicked off on March 17. During the opening ceremony, several different leaders in the industry passed on their advice to […]

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