Author: Jill Odom

Business Smarts: What to Consider When Adding a New Service

There are many methods for growing your landscape business and one that should be practiced with careful consideration is adding on a new service offering. If you select a service that is a natural add-on to your current operations, you can increase revenue and meet customer needs. However, if you add an offering without the […]

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Professional Landscapers Weigh in on Pandemic’s Effects on 2020 Trends

No one could have predicted that 2020 has played out the way it has but has the pandemic and related events affected this year’s landscape trends? Many residential landscape companies have reported in a recent survey their revenues are beating expectations this year. Eighty percent have reported increases in spending on enhancements. “Since they’re not […]

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Letting Go to Grow with Marty Grunder: Episode 11 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 11th episode 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, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talked to Marty Grunder, president and CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co. and of The […]

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Member Spotlight: Lucas Melograno, Mariani Landscape

Lucas Melograno is a production coordinator for Mariani Landscape based in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Since he was young, he knew he wanted to be outside, with an early love for construction, machines and being outdoors. “While I was in high school my boss at the time had a part-time lawn mowing service and would ask […]

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HeartLand Shares Story Behind Monumental Growth in 2019

Every year Landscape Management recognizes the top 150 landscape companies ranked by revenue. The top five companies for this year are the same as last year, but just a little bit farther down on the list at No. 14 is HeartLand, whose revenue change from 2018 to 2019 jumped up by 189 percent. HeartLand is […]

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NALP Government Affairs Wins at Local and State Levels

The National Association of Landscape Professionals is constantly at work protecting members’ interests in legislation and lately, there have been several wins at the local and state levels. Local In Prince George’s County, Maryland, NALP was able to identify adverse legislation that would ban EPA registered pesticides from being used on private property before it […]

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Marc Baker Earns All Five Exterior Technician Certifications

Marc Baker, a parks maintenance worker II for the City of Sammamish, in the state of Washington has recently become Landscape Industry Certified in all five specialties of the Exterior Technician certification. The Exterior Technician exam is designed to cover the technical aspects of exterior landscaping: installation, maintenance and irrigation. The five certification specialties are […]

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From the Source: Answers to Improve Your Business: Episode 10 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the tenth episode 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, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape posed questions for each other. They discussed topics such as why they love to […]

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Mid-Year Check Up: Lawn and Landscape Companies Report on Their Revenue for 2020

The National Association of Landscape Professionals conducted a survey in July of 170 landscape contractor companies to see how their businesses were fairing mid-year. The overall picture is optimistic. Companies are almost evenly split as to whether they are doing better or worse than projected, and when they are doing worse – most are only […]

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Level Up: Green Lawn Fertilizing Heads into Third Consecutive Year of Rapid Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Green Lawn Fertilizing’s mission is to be the leader in the lawn and pest industry by delivering a superior customer experience. Based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the company was founded by president/owner Matt Jesson in 2004 […]

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