June 2022 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: June 2022

LandCare Creates Scholarship Program for First-Generation College Attendees

LandCare, based in Frederick, Maryland, has launched the new LandCare Scholarship Program, under its non-profit LEAF (LandCare Education Assistance Foundation). This program will provide financial assistance for tuition, books and other related expenses of post-secondary education for the children of team members who will be the first generation in their family to attend college. First-generation […]

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REPLAY: The Twists and Turns of Finding Your Dream Job with Macey Robinson

In this replay episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Miles Kuperus, system architect at Include Software, and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, talk with Macey Robinson, a branch manager for LandCare in Dallas, Texas. Robinson has been with LandCare since 2017 when she came […]

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New National High School Landscape Competition Launched

In its first year participating, the NALP Foundation held a demonstration for a high school landscape competition at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 21-24. SkillsUSA is a nonprofit education association, serving middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. More than […]

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Photo: NALP/Philippe Nobile Photography

Don’t Miss the Awards of Excellence Celebration at ELEVATE

Have you entered in this year’s Awards of Excellence? These awards recognize outstanding projects in commercial and residential lawn care and landscape contracting, management and design. Projects range in size and scope from less than $25K to more than $1M. “We find the NALP Awards of Excellence are an excellent way to share the depth […]

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Photo: NALP/Philippe Nobile Photography

Lessons Learned from Field Trip at R.P. Marzilli & Company

The sixth annual NALP Field Trip took place at R.P. Marzilli & Company’s headquarters in Medway, Massachusetts, on June 23-24. This $53 million-dollar company specializes in high-end, high-quality residential work. More than 250 landscape and lawn care professionals assembled for an in-person tour of their facility. Over the two days, hosts Marty Grunder and Frank […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Controlling Summer Nuisance Weeds

Sponsored Content As lawn care enters the summer months, two of the most common weeds likely to become a nuisance are crabgrass and perennial nutsedges. Like all weeds, successful long-term management strategies begin with a dense, healthy turfgrass. However, factors such as disease, insects, improper mowing, low fertility, and drought can weaken or thin turfgrass. […]

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Safety Culture: Stretching to Prevent Strains and Sprains

Strains and sprains are common injuries that can occur in the landscape industry, but they can also be easily prevented with simple stretching techniques. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) account for more than 30 percent of all nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases each year. Employers pay $20 billion annually in direct workers’ compensation costs. This […]

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Building and Growing Your Start-Up with Mark Javier: Season 3, Episode 5 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 5 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape, Luke Melograno with Mariani Landscape, and Macey Robinson with LandCare, talk with Mark Javier, founder of Plants Without Borders.   Javier studied economics at UC San Diego and worked for six years at various startups in […]

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ECHO Means Business Helps Professionals Grow Their Businesses

Sponsored Content If you’ve been in the industry for any period of time, you know that your fellow landscape professionals are always willing to share and connect with one another. One platform in particular that allows pros to help other pros succeed is the ECHO Means Business (EMB) website.  In 2016, ECHO formed the User […]

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NALP and Lawn Care Companies Partner to Boost State Advocacy Efforts

Advocacy is one of the key focuses of the National Association of Landscape Professionals. While there are a lot of matters being fought for at the federal level, some of the toughest battles are at the state and local levels. These misinformed and misguided policies can seriously impact lawn care companies and threaten their businesses. […]

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