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Author: Jill Odom

Jill Odom is the content manager for NALP.

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Business Smarts: How to Win Government Contracts

An overlooked or avoided revenue stream lawn and landscape professionals can consider adding to their business are government contracts. These include everything from military installations to roadside and highway maintenance. Landart Solutions, based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, has been pursuing federal government contracts since they started as a business 14 years ago. “We have contracts […]

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Get a Better Understanding of the Art of Finance with Pricing for the Green Industry

If you’re like many landscape professionals, you got into this industry because you love being outside and enjoy working with plants and growing your people. As you launched your business and refined your skills, one aspect that might have been neglected is the company’s financial side. The book, Pricing for the Green Industry, 4th edition, […]

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Business Smarts: Keep Your Project Photos Organized with the Right Software  

A picture is worth a thousand words and in the landscape industry, they can be one of your best selling points to potential clients. If you’ve taken the time to hire a professional photographer to capture some of your beautiful landscapes, or if you are capturing these images yourself on the job, the last thing […]

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Suppliers Weigh In on Inflation and Supply Issues for 2023 

As you prepare for 2023’s busy season, some big questions are what inflation will look like this year and if the supply chain has finally worked out its kinks. Currently, it’s looking like a mixed bag. While material costs will still have inflationary pricing, suppliers aren’t expecting them to be as drastic as some of […]

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Recharging in the New Year: Season 3, Episode 34 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 34 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software, Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape and Macey Robinson with LandCare chat with one another. In this podcast, our hosts talk about recharging in the new year and starting off the new year on the right foot. They […]

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Level Up: EarthCraft Landscaping Seeks to Continually Improve and Learn

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. You could say a love for the landscape industry is how EarthCraft Landscaping, based in Indiana, Pennsylvania, came to be. Husband and wife owners Aaron and Shanna Scordo had previously worked for another landscape company that […]

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Bringing Landscape Designs to Life: Virtual Reality Versus Augmented Reality

If someone says virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR), you might assume the terms are interchangeable, but VR and AR are two different technologies with separate features. These two tools are additional methods to consider when it comes to presenting designs to your clients. Studies have shown that VR and AR presentations increase the […]

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Technically Speaking: Identifying and Controlling Spotted Lanternfly

Since being detected in Pennsylvania in 2014, the spotted lanternfly (SLF) has spread throughout Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.   Currently, SLF distribution includes Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. You can view this county-based map for the most up-to-date record of […]

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How I Do It: Creating a Quality Landscape Blog

To blog or not to blog, that is the question. Adding a blog to your lawn or landscape company’s website can help establish your business’s authority as an expert, attract new customers and educate existing clients. However, a landscape blog requires work, focus and commitment before you can reap these benefits. Both Borst Landscape & […]

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REPLAY: Living Your Passion with Sara Bendrick

In this replay episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talk with Sara Bendrick, a licensed landscape contractor, author and TV personality. Bendrick has more than 10 years of experience specializing in residential design. She has been featured on several […]

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