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Author: Jill Odom

Jill Odom is the content manager for NALP.

Tree Care: Proper Pruning Practices for Professionals

As we head into the dormant season, you may start getting phone calls from clients as this is can be a prime time for pruning trees. Pruning is an important practice that removes dead and dying branches, allowing for new growth while protecting people below. While it may seem like a straightforward task, make sure […]

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Happy Thanksgiving: Season 2, Episode 27 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 27 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape, reflect on what they are thankful for this year and wanted to wish all our listeners a very Happy […]

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Photo: Green Lawn Fertilizing

How I Do It: Creating a Leadership Development Program

As your lawn care or landscape company grows, you’ll need leaders to step up and fill new roles. Naturally, you want to reward your team members who have been with you on the front lines, but some of them may need some fine-tuning before they’re ready for a management position. Often you are faced with […]

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Level Up: Thrive Outdoor Is Growing to Provide Opportunities

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Lee Buffington, LIC, originally wanted to become a doctor but along the way, he found another career path in landscaping. What had started as a summertime job to earn money for college turned into a full-fledged […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Wrapping Up Loose Ends for the Season

With only one month left on the calendar before it’s time to close the books on 2021, now is the time to be bringing it home on some final lawn care practices. Ben Hamza, Ph.D., product development associate director with FMC Professional Solutions, weighs in on the best practices for these final fall tasks before winter. […]

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Photo: Creative Roots Landscaping

Tis the Season: Landscape Companies Give Back to Their Communities

Even though the months of November and December bring thankfulness and giving to the forefront of people’s minds, these landscape companies opt to give back to their communities year-round. Peter Novak, president of Serpico Landscaping, based in Hayward, California, says they have grown their company in the San Francisco Bay area for 32 plus years […]

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Best Practices for Increasing Your Sales Closure Rate

Just like a hitter with a lot of RBIs makes his team more likely to win baseball games, having a salesperson with a higher sales closure rate can help your company succeed. Increasing your sales closure rate requires you to take a look at your sales process and see where things are going awry. It’s […]

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Initiating Your Corporate Social Responsibility with D’Anna Wade Thompson: Season 2, Episode 26 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 26 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 Macey Robinson, branch manager with LandCare, talk with D’Anna Wade Thompson, CEO of StandOut Communications. Thompson has spent more […]

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Faces of the Industry: Jesse Cardoza

Jesse Cardoza started helping his father in his lawn service business when he was eight years old. In the beginning, he had to find properties through a Mapsco book and used payphones for directions. When he was 15, he would work his father’s lawn maintenance route so they could go on vacations with his younger […]

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On the Same Page: Why Open-Book Management Helps

Imagine you’re the quarterback for a football team, but for some reason, you’re the only one on your team who knows what the points are on the scoreboard. Some of your teammates are convinced they’re up against an unsurmountable lead and have given up while others think they are comfortably ahead and as a result […]

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