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Author: Jill Odom

2020 Judges Award: Creating a Lake View Resort

In Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, a client wanted to create a family vacation compound that felt like a high-end resort when visiting. Mariani Landscape was asked to include comfortable, yet elegant, living spaces to entertain and relax. The design intent was to draw the family outside into intimate spaces for multigenerational gatherings while taking advantage of […]

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Inside Interiorscaping During COVID-19

Lawn care and landscaping were deemed an essential service early on during the pandemic, but the niche interior plantscaping has faced its own challenges due to its indoor nature. While working outside has been seen as a low-risk activity, concerns over having too many people together inside has caused companies to shift to full-time remote […]

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That’s A Wrap! LANDSCAPES 2020 Finishes Final Day Full of Presentations

LANDSCAPES 2020: The Virtual Experience came to a close today, but it was still chocked full of educational sessions for attendees. Some of the sessions offered throughout the day included Change Incentives to Change Behavior and Using Technology to Streamline Sales. Change Incentives to Change Behavior Parke Kallenberg, with ADVANCE Consulting Group, discussed at what […]

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Inside LANDSCAPES 2020 Day Two Sessions

Midway through LANDSCAPES 2020: The Virtual Experience and the sessions are still going strong. Concurrent education sessions were held on topics ranging from leadership & supervision, financial management, sales & marketing, innovation & technology, human resources & training, employee recruitment & retention, and safety. Creating the Forever Subscription Customer Beth Berry with Real Green Systems […]

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LANDSCAPES 2020: The Virtual Experience Is Live

Today marked the first day of LANDSCAPES 2020: The Virtual Experience. While it was certainly a different event than our traditional in-person one, the learning and networking opportunities still abounded. NALP CEO Britt Wood kicked off LANDSCAPES with the opening session. He announced the news of the NALP Annual Meeting dates and locations as well […]

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Why Employees Should Come Before Customers

A common misconception of being an owner or manager is that “you have made it” and it’s all smooth sailing from here on out. However, this is actually when the work has just begun. As a leader in your organization, this is a responsibility, not a privilege, and you must learn to put your employees […]

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The Latino Landscape Network Takes on NHLA’s Mission

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), which became part of the National Association of Landscape Professionals in March, has now become the Latino Landscape Network (LLN), with the goal of connecting and empowering the entire community of Latino Landscape professionals. LLN will serve as a continuation of the work began by NHLA in 2011 to […]

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Taking Your Business to the Next Level with Everyday Innovations

What can you learn from tech companies and musicians? Solid business practices, according to Josh Linkner, a five-time tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and innovation expert. “One of the best sources of inspiration is looking outside of one’s field,” Linkner says. “We can get caught up in an echo chamber of our own business.” In his […]

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Sharing The Wealth to Grow The Business with Paul Fraynd: Episode 21 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 21st episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talked to Paul Fraynd, CEO of Sun Valley Landscaping. Fraynd leads the company’s growth […]

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Take Your Company to the Next Level with EOS

Linda Norman, owner of Unleashed Solutions, LLC, recently covered in a webinar how companies can implement the holistic business framework known as the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). EOS provides businesses with a complete set of simple tools and a roadmap to improve your business processes. This system is what Rossen Landscape uses at their company […]

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