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Author: Lindsey Getz

Best Practices for Safety

In the landscaping industry, we must take safety seriously. The last thing any landscape business owner wants to face is an injury or an accident. So often, these errors can be prevented with proper safety training and protocols. Sam Steel, PhD, is a safety expert available exclusively to NALP members. He has seen first-hand how […]

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Safety Case Study: A Look at Environmental Enhancements, Inc.’s Safety Program

At Environmental Enhancements, Inc., a landscaping company based in Sterling, Virginia, a robust safety program is helping to keep all team members safe. HR Manager Carmen Kesteven says that safety is the company’s number one priority. She shares a few things that have worked best for them. Everyone Starts “New” One thing that Kesteven says […]

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STRONGER TOGETHER

Stronger Together

In the midst of Women’s History Month, we look at how some companies are supporting women in the industry Women are finding an increasing number of opportunities in the lawn care and landscape industry. But in order to attract more women to the field — as well as retain the ones that are already here […]

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Awards of Excellence Winners Get Dividends in Unexpected Ways

Clients value award-winning companies. Employees want to work for companies that do great work. NALP’s national Awards of Excellence showcase the best project work in commercial and residential lawn care; landscape design/build and maintenance; interior design/build and maintenance and more. Award recipients benefit in so many ways. Bob Grover, LIC, president of Pacific Landscape Management […]

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A Landscape Designer’s Perspective on Award Winning Projects

David Guthery, landscape designer with LandCrafters, LLC in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, is a recipient of a 2020 Gold Award of Excellence for Residential Landscape Design and Construction for the Eastend Tudor project. He says one of the more unconventional reasons he participates in the award process is because it forces him to follow through on hiring […]

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Industry Outlook

With 2020 now officially behind us, many landscape professionals are excited about what this new year will hold. That being said, most are well-aware that some of the hot-button issues of 2020 have followed us into 2021. As much as everyone would like to start this year with a clean slate, issues like H-2B, pesticide […]

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Lawn and Landscape Companies Weigh in on Industry Certification

In this industry, it can be difficult to stand out from the competition. But becoming Landscape Industry Certified is a great way to separate your business from the rest. Of course, there are other benefits to achieving certifications, as well. It’s great for helping employees to advance their careers — and ultimately helps them better […]

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The Path to Certification: Chip Marksberry of Oasis Turf & Tree Shares his Journey

Landscape business owners know that having Landscape Industry Certified team members helps set their company apart from the competition. But employees appreciate this opportunity, too. Chip Marksberry, LIC, of Oasis Turf & Tree in Loveland, Ohio, has both the Lawn Care Technician and Horticulture Technician certifications and say that they’ve given him a lot of […]

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Here’s Looking Toward 2021

While none of us have a crystal ball handy, many lawn and landscape professionals are wondering what 2021 has in store. As we sit here on the cusp of a whole new year, it’s hard not to reflect upon 2020 and the unexpected twists and turns it took us on as an industry. Across the […]

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Q+A with Jon Cundiff, NALP 2020 Lifetime Leadership Award Winner

Each year, NALP presents a member with the Lifetime Leadership Award who had dedicated his or her life to the landscape and lawn care industry. This year, Jon Cundiff, president of Weed Man Kansas City in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is this year’s winner. With more than 30 years in the industry, he is also a […]

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