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Level Up: Doctor Lawn Landscape Management Grows in Their Niche

Jeff Fliginger says he never made a conscious choice to get into the lawn and landscape industry. It was just something he always enjoyed, even as a kid. Mowing lawns meant more than earning a little extra spending money to him. When he was 12 years old, he started towing his lawn mower with his […]

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Take a Look at NALP’s Legislative Days 2022 Schedule

NALP’s Legislative Days held in Washington D.C. will take place on Feb. 15-16, separate from Renewal & Remembrance this year. This year’s event features a number of sessions to get attendees up to speed on current issues that the industry is facing, as well as networking and opportunities to engage with legislators on Capitol Hill. […]

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Member Spotlight: Marisa Gora, Kemora Landscapes

Marisa Gora, owner of Kemora Landscapes, based in Chicago, Illinois, was first introduced to the landscape industry through a summer job in college. She worked for the Wilmette Park District and found she loved the outdoors and the creative aspect of landscape design. She started her business in 2002 as a one-woman landscape design operation. […]

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Rake in Additional Revenue With Pet Waste Removal Services

It’s a topic you often see addressed on landscape and lawn forums: “What do I do if my customer hasn’t picked up their pet waste before I come to mow their yard?” Some suggest doing the job like normal and giving the equipment a thorough cleaning afterward, while others add a nominal charge to pick […]

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The Horticulture Aspect of Green Roofing with Jennifer Giunta Season 2, Episode 35 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 35 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, talk with Jennifer Giunta, director of sales for Riverbend Greenroofs. Giunta started off her career before and during college working for […]

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Design-Build: Design Software Innovations and Trends

A new year means new landscape design software innovations and program enhancements. Check out some of the popular software options and what upgrades they have to offer, as well as some predicted trends. AutoCAD 2022 A design staple for a number of industries is AutoCAD and this year’s version offers industry-specific toolsets, new automation and […]

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Effective Stormwater Management: Installing Bioswales

There are many facets to sustainable landscape practices and one aspect is effective stormwater management. If left unmanaged, stormwater runoff can result in flooding around a property and runoff picking up contaminants that ultimately negatively impact a receiving body of water. One method of stormwater management is the installation of bioswales on a property. “Bioswales […]

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The Agronomist: Best Management Practices to Combat Material Shortages

Back in 2008 I still owned my own company and part of my portfolio of work was performing bulk applications of fertilizer to golf courses, sports fields, and similar large properties. A fertilizer salesperson would complete a sale and ask if the customer planned on spreading it themselves or if they wanted me to do it. One […]

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All About Partnerships: Working with General Contractors

If you’re looking to get involved in larger, commercial construction projects, most likely you’ll need to submit your bids to a general contractor company. Even some small and medium projects can involve working for a general contractor. Working for a general contractor means an increased amount of documentation, a different pay schedule than you’re used […]

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Sustainability in Action

Sustainability is often a buzzword thrown around in many industries but what does it truly mean? How do lawn care and landscape companies incorporate sustainability into their businesses? See how these companies are making sustainable practices core to their business. Sustainability Case Study: Pacific Landscape Management Puts Water Conservation at the Forefront Sustainability Case Study: […]

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