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

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Month: July 2023

Landscapes of the Month: Crafting a Ranch for Retirees

Soil is a crucial part of any landscape, and this home near Dallas is no exception. The owners of the newly constructed Westlake Ranch desired a unique landscape they could enjoy during retirement, so they called Neil Bales, president and CEO of LandPatterns Inc., and his team to install the new landscape and provide future […]

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Managing Stress as a Lawn Care or Landscape Business Owner

Being a business owner, you face numerous challenges from finding labor to scheduling delays caused by weather. While no one said running a business would be easy, it shouldn’t be so stressful to the point you are dealing with constant anxiety, fear, isolation or burnout. Get to the Root of Your Stressors Sometimes stress doesn’t […]

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NALP Members in the News: Ruppert Landscape, Hoffman Landscape, BOSS Software, Landscape Workshop and STIHL

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Ruppert Landscape Partners with Associated Builders & Contractors for Networking Event Ruppert Landscape partnered with Associated Builder and Contractors of Metro Washington to host their annual summer networking event on July 19. ABC Metro has been holding this event at Ruppert’s headquarters for over […]

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Sebert Landscape Implements Autonomous Commercial Mowers

When RC Mowers announced their autonomous mower robots last fall, Steve Pearce, COO for Sebert Landscape, based in Bartlett, Illinois, says he was hooked after getting to demo the mowers. “RC last fall blew me away with how far along they were with it, so we committed to two of them right away,” Pearce says. […]

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What to Know About the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

At the end of last month, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act went into effect, which requires employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” to a worker’s known limitation related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer “undue hardship.” While the law passed last December, it did not go into effect […]

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Level Up: MSNW Group, LLC Thrives With a Culture of Caring

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. MSNW Group, LLC, based in Ferndale, Washington, started in 1995 as a small janitorial company. As their clients kept asking them to do more and more services, they ended up adding on landscaping services. Now as […]

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Develop an Attitude of One More Thing, One More Time

It’s been said that you only fail when you stop trying. This mindset can also be described as Josh Sundquist’s motto of ‘One more thing, one more time,’ or 1MT1MT, as he did not let the amputation of his left leg prevent him from becoming a premier athlete. If you want to learn more about […]

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Team Building: Bridging the Culture Gap

Many lawn and landscape companies have a diverse workforce, but if you’re not taking the time to understand your team’s cultural differences, you could fail to retain your workers long-term. “Any company or industry that has and embraces diversity can benefit tremendously,” says Pam Berrios, president of Infinity Group, LLC. “Diversity helps companies grow and […]

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How to Integrate Commercial Autonomous Mowers in Your Operations

One of the reasons commercial autonomous mowers haven’t become widespread with landscape maintenance companies is the question of how to integrate them properly into existing operations. Depending on your client base, commercial autonomous mowers may be a great fit for the properties you maintain. Where They Function Best Because each commercial autonomous mower brand has […]

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Are You Ready for ELEVATE Round 2?

Attendees for the inaugural ELEVATE conference and expo had an overwhelmingly positive experience, with 97% saying they left with new ideas, insights and concrete takeaways. This year’s ELEVATE will take place in Dallas, Texas, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center on Sept. 10-13. This event provides the opportunity to hear from top industry […]

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