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The Importance of Properly Calibrating Lawn Care Equipment

Whether your lawn care season starts in spring in the Northeast or goes all year round, make sure you calibrate your lawn equipment to apply products properly and improve efficiency. Everything that applies a product, granular or liquid, should be carefully calibrated before your season starts. While it may seem like a chore you only […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Revitalizing a Downtown Dallas Park

In Dallas, Texas, amongst all the exciting new growth, some of the essential details, including the landscape, had been neglected. So, the mayor desired to redesign the Dallas parks by re-shaping and dedicating over 20 acres of downtown Dallas to parks. At the center of the plan for reconstruction, with over five and a half […]

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Colorado Community Opts for Balanced Solution of Water Usage and Turfgrass

When communities are faced with drought and water concerns, it is often lawns that come under fire as a key water waster. The common response is to eliminate turf entirely, ignoring the numerous environmental, economic and socioeconomic benefits turfgrass provides. However, areas like Highlands Ranch, Colorado, are choosing to replace the grass type used in […]

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NALP Members in the News: Mariani Landscape, Massey Services, BrightView and Sperber Landscape Companies

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Mariani Landscape Acquires Ed Castro Landscape Mariani Landscape has acquired Ed Castro Landscape as part of their national expansion. The company is working to become the top landscaping company focused primarily on the residential market. Ed Castro Landscape is the ninth family-owned residential landscape […]

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Technically Speaking: Don’t Commit Crape Murder

If you’re located in the South or have visited the region in late January or February, you’ve probably noticed a strange phenomenon where dormant crape myrtles are suddenly beheaded.   Often this well-intentioned but ill-informed practice stems from the belief it is necessary to encourage flowering in the plant. This is not the case. It […]

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Understanding Your Customer: Season 3, Episode 36 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 36 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software, Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape and Neal Glatt with GrowTheBench, discuss with one another. In this podcast, our hosts talk about mapping your customer journey. They discuss being an effective communicator and making the market more aware […]

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Team Building: Cultivating a Successful Career Fair Presence

There are numerous career fair opportunities available for your lawn or landscape company to participate in from the high school and college ones to local community or industry events like NCLC. Deciding to participate in a career fair requires a commitment of time and resources so here’s some of the principles to practice to get […]

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NALP Members in the News: Davey Tree Expert Company, BOSS Software, RC Mowers and Ruppert Landscape

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Davey Tree Adds to Their Brands and Promotes One The Davey Tree Expert Company has added Woodbridge Estate Care, based in Bethany, Connecticut, to its family of brands. Woodbridge has provided residential and commercial tree care, plant health care and estate care service since […]

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Level Up: Relationships Fuel Sunline Landscapes’ Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. It only took Curtis Atkinson one semester in college to know he wanted to start his own company. He had been working for another landscape company since high school, mowing lawns and working his way up […]

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Tree Care: Managing Snow and Ice Damage

Winter can be a brutal season for trees, particularly in the northern regions where they have to deal with significant snow and ice storms. Types of trees that are especially susceptible to winter damage include evergreen trees, soft-wooded trees, multi-leader trees and fastigiate trees. Evergreens’ dense crowns are more likely to catch and hold snow. […]

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