May 2024 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: May 2024

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping: Save Water Without Sacrificing Beauty

Water is a precious resource and in certain areas of the country, the push to preserve it by removing landscapes is becoming more prevalent. The good news is drought-tolerant landscaping can help conserve water without having to remove landscapes completely. In drought-stricken regions, many counties are offering rebates and incentives to get rid of lawns. […]

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Business Smarts: Work Schedule Options to Explore

In the battle for employees, it can be hard to compete against industries that are able to offer their hires remote or hybrid work. However, you can still provide different types of work-life balance to your team with various work schedule options. The main thing team members are looking for is a job that doesn’t […]

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NALP Hosts Another Successful H-2B Fly-In

NALP partnered with the Federation of Employers & Workers of America, the Seasonal Employment Alliance, and AmericanHort to host their annual H-2B fly-in on May 21-22, prior to the Department of Homeland and Department of Labor Appropriations markup. This is our prime time to speak with legislators about the importance of the H-2B program and […]

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Integrating AI and Automation Into Your Lawn and Landscape Operations

It can be overwhelming to figure out just how AI and automation can be implemented in your lawn and landscape business. For the landscape companies already implementing these tools, they see a lot of opportunity as their usage grows in the industry. “I’m one of those believers that a high tide raises all ships as […]

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Technically Speaking: Caring for Clients’ Edible Gardens

With rising grocery prices, it’s no wonder edible gardens are experiencing a boost in popularity. You can take advantage of this trend by helping your clients install and care for their own edible gardens. “if you’re already taking care of somebody’s lawn, and or doing mulch and pruning of hedges, you can offer an additional […]

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Designing for Well-Being: Essential Elements of Effective Therapy Gardens

Nature does the body good, and while your clients can benefit from any type of garden, therapy gardens offer specific health benefits. Therapy gardens can be offered to both residential and commercial clients. Individuals seeking respite can enjoy one in their backyard while corporate campuses, hospitals, and community centers are some of the commercial spaces […]

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Team Building: Hosting an Employee Appreciation Event

 If you’re wanting to pull out all the stops when it comes to letting your employees know you appreciate their efforts at your lawn or landscape company, hosting a specific employee appreciation event is one option. The concept you have in mind might be simple, but make sure you’re thinking through all the logistics to […]

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Are You Conducting Effective Sales Conversations?

It can be frustrating when you meet with lead after lead, but hardly any of them pan out into actual sales. It can be tempting to just blame it on wishy-washy consumers who aren’t ready to commit to a serious investment. However, that enables you to avoid looking at your side of the interactions and […]

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Knowing Your Numbers: Essential Metrics to Master

Sponsored content by Shawn Prince, VP, BizDev, Attentive.ai Having spent over two decades in the landscaping industry, understanding the right metrics can spell the difference between thriving and barely surviving. In this field, it’s not just about having a green thumb; it’s equally about having a keen eye on the numbers that define our success. […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining High Style in the Pines

About 25 miles outside of Denver, Colorado, you’ll find a luxurious house among the hills of a golf course community. For much of the year, this property is a vibrant hub of activity as the homeowners entertain guests and enjoy the vast amenities of their home. Lifescape Colorado, based in Denver, has maintained this exceptional […]

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