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Author: Jill Odom

Jill Odom is the content manager for NALP.

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Building Your Team: Planning Parties with Purpose

If there’s one thing the show “The Office” got right, it’s that you need a party planning committee to pull off a successful company party. While anyone can throw a party, it takes actual planning to make sure the events you host are well attended and worth the effort. Company parties are an opportunity to […]

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Boosting Your Business: Taking Your Snow Services to the Next Level

If you are in a market with consistent snowfall, you might have added snow removal services initially as a way to keep your crews on over the winter months. However, as the rest of your business grows, you might be looking for ways to take your snow side to the next level. There are a […]

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Changing the Game: Creating Efficient Headquarter Layouts

If your landscape company is growing, you’ve probably had to discuss whether you’ve outgrown your current location or not. While in some cases you can squeeze some more time out of your present headquarters with better organization, you probably will need a new facility at some point. When that time comes, this is a golden […]

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Faces of the Industry: Anthony Mak

Nine years ago, Anthony Mak was working at a banquet hall and wanted to try something new. He saw Chalet, based in Wilmette, Illinois, had an opening for an integrated pest management spray technician. “Though I had no experience, Chalet was willing to provide training and this became the start of my new career,” Mak […]

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Innovator Series: Milwaukee Tool Leads Battery-Powered Innovation for Outdoor Power Equipment

Sponsored Content Milwaukee Tool is the industry leader in cordless innovation and is committed to delivering innovative solutions that increase productivity and unmatched durability for the trades. Working side-by-side with landscape and forestry professionals has provided an understanding of the requirements for performance, durability, and ergonomics. This time investment allows them to deliver disruptive innovation […]

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Protecting Your Business: Industry Companies Are Prime Cybersecurity Targets

Cyberattacks are one of those nightmare scenarios that you might think will never happen to your company. You may say to yourself, “Who wants to hack a lawn care business?” Unfortunately, there are plenty of cybercriminals who want to do just that. In the early days, cybercriminals were focused on larger companies because you had […]

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The Agronomist: A Good Spring Lawn Starts in the Fall

You know when people start making jokes incorporating camels and lawns that it wasn’t a banner summer for most of us. The U.S. Drought Monitor map, released each Thursday by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, depicted ever-increasing areas of the country that were deficient in precipitation, while evapotranspiration data from […]

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WILN Takeover – Getting Involved – The Woman’s Perspective with Beth Berry, Becca Presley and Gail Reinhart

In season 3, episode 19 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, members of the NALP Women In Landscape Network (WILN) took over the podcast. Beth Berry with Advanced Turf Solutions, Becca Presley with Senske Services and Gail Reinhart with Five Seasons Landscape Management hosted this week’s podcast. Berry is VP of turf and […]

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Team Building: The Benefits of Conducting Exit Interviews

Ideally, you never want your employees to submit a resignation. However, if you aren’t taking the time to conduct exit interviews, you can miss out on critical information that can prevent others from leaving. “For us, that exit interview is critical for our development,” says Daniel Garcia-Enriquez, a recruiter and human resources generalist for Mullin, […]

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2022 Judges Award: Maintaining a Boxwood Lover’s Paradise

When The LaurelRock Company, based in Wilton, Connecticut, took on the maintenance of an estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 2020, the plant health care was nonexistent and the multi-million-dollar landscape was in decline. Two years later, their work on the property earned LaurelRock one of the two prestigious Judges Awards presented in 2022, which is […]

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