June 2023 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: June 2023

NALP Members in the News: Sperber Landscape Companies, Kent Greenhouse & Gardens, Hoffman Landscapes Davey Resource Group, Ewing, LandCare USA

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Sperber Landscape Companies Enters Arizona Market with ProQual Landscaping Sperber Landscape Companies has entered the Arizona market with their recent partnership with ProQual Landscaping. Their addition marks the 17th brand in Sperber’s national portfolio. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, ProQual is a regional leader in […]

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Growing Your Business with Events with Claire Goldman: Season 4, Episode 4 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 4, episode 4 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, host Brett Lemcke with R.M. Landscape talks with Claire Goldman, principal and head of design and business development for R&R Landscaping, based in Auburn, Alabama. Goldman cultivated a love for the outdoors and plants as a child following her grandma around the […]

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Tree Care: Dealing with Foliar Diseases

Foliar diseases are one of the most common diseases in trees, and if left untreated, they will lead to plant death. That’s why identifying the different types of foliar diseases ailing your client’s trees and understanding how to treat them is incredibly important. So, what are some of the different types of foliar diseases and […]

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Level Up: Rebranding Aids Aphix, LLC’s Expansion in the Southeast

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. From 2020 to 2022, Aphix, LLC, based in Frankfort, Kentucky, grew from a $9 million company to $18 million. They also experienced 80 percent growth from 2021 to 2022. Allen Sweeny, president and CEO of Aphix, […]

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Scheduling Is Key to Streamlining Your Business and Improving Efficiency

Guest post by Gage Roberts, a sales director for Aspire Software. In the green industry, a tight, busy schedule often aligns with long-term profitability and growth. However, if managed ineffectively, it can negatively impact the quality of your crew’s work and overall team morale – especially during the busy landscaping season. A well-defined scheduling strategy […]

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Business Smarts: The Pros and Cons of Creating a Secondary Brand  

If you like the idea of being a full-service lawn or landscape company, you may be wondering what are the benefits of creating a separate company brand for a specific offering. Going this route depends greatly on your goals and plans for the future. Some of the reasons a landscape company creates a secondary business […]

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Joshua Tree Experts Launch Franchise Model

Joshua Tree Experts, based in Stockertown, Pennsylvania, started in 2005 as a general tree service and plant health care company. Now they have grown to a $7 million business through their three-in-one business model by adding lawn care and pest control services. “We’ve really built the business up and we really focused on managing client […]

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Growing in the Green Industry

REPLAY: Shaping Your Story with Roger Phelps

In this replay of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software and Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, talk with Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager for STIHL Inc. Phelps joined STIHL Inc. in 2001. As corporate communications manager, he is responsible for creating and telling the […]

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Planting the Seed for Careers in Landscaping at SkillsUSA

In a sea of metal, wood and concrete, an oasis of green could be found at the NALP Foundation’s booth at the annual SkillsUSA Championships inside the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. This booth featured plants, artificial turf and a herringbone paver pathway throughout it. An estimated 15,000 students, teachers, education leaders and representatives […]

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How I Do It: Offering Only Organic Maintenance Services

Since Nussbaum Group, based in Redmond, Washington, started their maintenance team in 2005, they have only offered 100% organic maintenance services. “While some companies may offer the choice to be organic, or not, we only allow 100% organic – for the good of our people, clients, the environment, and society,” says Dale Nussbaum, founder and […]

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