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

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Month: August 2022

NALP Members in the News: Ground Works Land Design, Piscataqua Landscaping & Tree Service, LandOpt, Russo Power Equipment

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Ground Works Land Design Raises Over $100K for Alzheimer’s Association Ground Works Land Design has raised over $112,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. When president and founder Tony Nasrallah’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 56, he made it his personal mission […]

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Heritage Landscape Supply Group Concert Supports NALP Foundation

If you are attending ELEVATE in Orlando, Florida, during Sept. 18-21, don’t miss out on Heritage Landscape Supply Group’s benefit concert being held on Sept. 19 from to 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the House of Blues. This concert is free to conference attendees from the landscape industry and features performances by 2022 ACM […]

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Tina Bond

Lawn Care Corner: Managing Mature Weeds

Sponsored Content Managing mature weeds is an uphill battle. Biologically, they’re at a stage in their life cycle when they’re producing seeds or other reproductive structures, perpetuating their survival for potentially years to come. Their leaves are nice and thick and covered with thick, waxy cuticle or leaf hairs, and roots have grown deep into […]

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Proactive Sales: How to Build and Drive an Extraordinary Client Experience

It can be easy to settle for reactive sales, but this can also result in lower margins and a customer-controlled business. “To overcome these challenges, you must use a tactful approach that starts by driving the process with clear communication that highlights the value your company can bring,” says Alison Blobner, director of marketing and […]

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Business Smarts: Cultivating Successful Relationships with Snow Subcontractors

Snow season will be here before you know it. While staffing up for the growing season is hard enough, snow work has its own set of challenges and hiring subcontractors is one way to help mitigate this labor challenge.   Even if you have enough in-house employees, snow subcontractors can help bolster your company’s crew […]

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REPLAY: Modern Management: Communication, Transparency and Adaptation with Ashly Neneman

In this replay episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke of R.M. Landscape, and Macey Robinson of LandCare talk to Ashly Neneman, general manager of Sun Valley Landscaping, based in Omaha, Nebraska. As general manager of Sun Valley Landscaping, Neneman leads the company through the many […]

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Culture: The “Secret Sauce” for Your Recruitment Strategy

When you hear the phrase ‘company culture’ what comes to mind? Do you know what your company culture is? “Organizations have a culture, whether they intentionally built it or not,” says Angela Hieronimus, director of engagement and success for Blades of Green, based in Edgewater, Maryland. “I think sometimes that’s a misconception.” If you’re wanting […]

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Inflation Reduction Act Features Tax Credit for Commercial Grade Electric Lawn Mowers

The Inflation Reduction Act was signed by President Biden on Aug. 16, 2022, and this new law includes a tax credit for electric vehicles. Within the definition, large commercial grade lawn mowers are included. The tax credit is 30 percent per vehicle/lawn mower, with a max of $7,500 per vehicle/lawn mower. The credit is available […]

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Level Up: Mangold Horticulture Is Powered by Passionate People

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. From day one, Mangold Horticulture, based in Excelsior, Minnesota, has been a full-service garden-centric company for high-end residential clients on the west side of Minneapolis. “We try to sell ourselves as the full solution,” says Justin […]

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Technically Speaking: Recommended Tree Injection Practices

Just like humans can benefit from a shot when they’re feeling under the weather, tree injections can be a helpful tool when it comes to restoring or maintaining a tree’s overall health. First introduced in the 1970s, tree injections have become widely accepted as a tree health care service. These targeted injections can provide protect […]

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