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

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Month: August 2023

NALP Members in the News: BrightView, Balanced Environments, Inc., SavATree, StayGreen, Davey Resource Group and LandCare

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. BrightView Names New CEO BrightView has appointed Dale A. Asplund as the new president and CEO starting Oct. 1, 2023. Along with his appointment as CEO, he will join the BrightView board as a director on that date. Asplund succeeds interim president and CEO […]

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Business Smarts: Becoming a Snow Removal Subcontractor

If you want to break into the snow removal sector and don’t have the customer base to support the division yet, becoming a subcontractor can be a helpful solution. “I tell guys that don’t have experience if you can find a good contractor in your marketplace and become a subcontractor for them, that’s not only […]

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Industry Trends: Most Industry Companies Still Growing in 2023

Business has been going well for many NALP members across the country this year. Most are cautiously optimistic about 2024 and expect to see continued growth. They are also exploring battery power and robotic mower options as they prepare for the future. Business This Year Companies like Weed Man in the Mid-Atlantic, Lawn Butler, based in […]

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Team Building: Six Soft Skills To Seek with New Hires

It’s natural to want to find employees who have years of experience in the landscape industry and have the necessary skill set so you don’t have to spend quite so much time training them. However, that caliber of team member isn’t always readily available, so you have to keep your eyes peeled for the next […]

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UTVs: The Workhorse of the Landscape Industry

Versatility and productivity are two ideal traits when it comes to equipment in the landscape industry and UTVs are able to deliver on both. “I think more and more landscape professionals are seeing the benefits of having a UTV in their fleet,” says Maureen McCormack, go-to-market manager for Gator Utility Vehicles for John Deere. “They […]

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Where Exhibitors See the Future of the Landscape Industry

The future isn’t set in stone, but it is something that many ELEVATE exhibitors think about and prepare for. Knowing where the industry and consumer demand are trending can help you set your lawn or landscape company up for better success. If you want to see the cutting edge when it comes to technology, robotics, […]

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Growing Talent From Within

Hiring is hard, but companies that invest in their people and promote internally enjoy many benefits, from improved employee productivity and retention rates to significant savings in both time and money. “Hiring from within is important for the culture and growth of your company,” says Jennifer Jorge, COO and partner of King GREEN. “When people […]

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How to Influence Consumer Buying Decisions

Because landscape and lawn care services are mostly discretional purchases and there is an abundance of choice when it comes to providers, it’s critical you can persuade your client base to select you over other options. Your marketing efforts can be highly effective at influencing consumer behavior if you consider some of the main factors […]

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Lawn Care: Different Sales Offerings To Consider

Sometimes, there are certain aspects of your lawn care business you have in place because that’s simply how you operated when you first got started. One of those can be how you sell and offer your services. Depending on your core customer base, your current sales model may not be the most effective method anymore. […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Managing a Manicured HOA

About 20 miles outside Chicago is a luxury townhome community that sits next to a championship golf course. Like many golf course communities, Tower Crossing has a beautiful landscape that retains a cohesive look, tying the residences together. Since 2019, Moore Landscapes, LLC has worked with the HOA to maintain these high-quality properties. Their impressive […]

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