2023 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Year: 2023

Safety Culture: Avoiding Electrical Hazards

Electrocution is the sixth leading cause of occupational fatalities in the United States, according to the CDC. In the landscape industry, these deaths be a result of coming into contact with underground or overhead electrical lines. Fatalities also stem from the use of power tools and portable generators or installing and maintaining the electrical components […]

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Photo: Taylor Ahearn

Landscapes of the Month: Crafting a Seaside Retreat

Located in Duxbury, Maryland, this client desired a landscape that would look appropriate with their renovated classic home. They wanted a gracious entry sequence with a dry stacked front wall and reclaimed materials to go with the age of the house. They aspired for the backyard to include a variety of spaces for relaxing, entertaining, […]

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Team Building: Exploring the Employee Referral Program

If you talk to almost any lawn care or landscape company owner about their successful recruiting methods, nine times out of 10 they’ll mention having an employee referral program. This method is popular because your employees are more likely to recommend individuals they would want to work with. It also helps boost employee engagement and […]

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How I Do It: Adding a Home Services Division  

If you have your residential clients often asking if you know a handyman or provide home services, you may be considering taking on these services yourself. This was the case for Krisjan Berzins, founder of Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape, based in Alexandria, Virginia. He started offering painting services for his clients over 10 years ago. “I […]

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NALP Members in the News: Weller Brothers Landscape Professionals, Davey Tree Expert Company, Mariani Landscape and Ruppert Landscape

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Weller Brothers Landscape Professionals Expand to Des Moines, Iowa Weller Brothers Landscape Professionals have announced their plans to expand their operations to Des Moines, Iowa, in August 2023. This is their 22nd year of business in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, area and their […]

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Five Ways to Strengthen Your Sales Team

Your sales team works hard to bring in quality clients who can provide meaningful cash flow to your company. Just like how you invest in new trucks and equipment for your field staff to operate successfully, don’t forget to evaluate how you can come alongside and aid your sales team’s efforts. Create a Demo Area […]

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Technically Speaking: Dealing With June Bugs

If you have clients complaining about June bugs, you’re probably going to need them to get more specific or conduct a site visit yourself as the common name ‘June bug’ can refer to a number of different species of beetles in the genus Phyllophaga. Some of the most common beetles to be dubbed June bugs […]

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Strategies for Dealing with Landscaping Labor Shortages

Guest Post One of the strange results we’ve seen in the post-pandemic economy is an overall labor shortage affecting virtually every industry. This includes manufacturing, technology, and the service industry especially. If you run a landscaping company, you’re likely already familiar with this labor shortage and have been seeing it for some time. Unfortunately, it […]

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How I Do It: Composting Green Waste

How often does your company have to haul away piles of green waste from a job to a dumpsite? One alternative is to start composting your green waste. Sun Valley Landscaping, based in Omaha, Nebraska, has been turning their green waste into compost for over 10 years. They sell their compost from their supply yard […]

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REPLAY: Marketing Your Unique Brand with Lara Omick

In this replay episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III with Include Software and Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, talk to Lara Omick from Conserva Irrigation. Omick oversees brand marketing for Conserva Irrigation. Conserva is the nation’s largest irrigation franchise founded on the principle of water conservation. In the brand […]

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