Author: National Association of Landscape Professionals

H-2B Cap Relief Pushed Until After the Mid-Terms

Last week, Congressional leadership reached a bipartisan deal to fund the government through the November mid-term elections. The appropriations committees in the House and the Senate filed a conference agreement on the FY 19 Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense appropriations bills, known as a “minibus”. The […]

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Rising Concerns with Distracted Drivers

Authored by Claire F. Martin, of Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C., H.R. Advisors to NALP members. This article appears in the September/October issue of the Landscape Professionals Magazine.  Many industries require their employees to drive, either their own vehicles or company-owned vehicles, as a part of their job duties. However, the landscape industry is […]

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Lawn, Landscape, and Sports Turf Field Day at Virginia Tech

Author Tom Tracy is the Executive Director of the Virginia Turfgrass Council  Turfgrass, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental sciences, and other industry segments can operate in self-imposed isolation. Working towards achieving cohesiveness between different industry segments, Virginia Tech’s new School of Plant and Environmental Sciences conducted the second annual Lawn, Landscape, and Sports Turf Field Day on […]

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4 Make or Break Web Marketing Trends for Landscaping Companies

Author: Alain Parcan, director of marketing for Market Hardware, Inc., an NALP consultant. See him speak at a Power Session at LANDSCAPES 2018 in Louisville.  What’s trending up in web marketing and what’s trending down? Market Hardware’s team of Web Marketing experts put their heads together to come up with a comprehensive list of the 4 […]

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One Contractor’s Journey Toward a Stronger Team

Article Author Lisa Perdue, is a Manager of Professional Development for LandOpt, an NALP Consultant Member firm. Thomas Fancher can’t hide his pride in his team members. The owner of Dallas-based The Plant Concierge knows his team is his most valuable resource, and he is committed to finding unique ways to keep them engaged. When Fancher and his […]

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The West Coast Turns Out for the NALP Field Trip

Marty Grunder, Inc. Frank Mariani and Pacific Landscape Management teamed up with the National Association of Landscape Professionals to host the third annual NALP Field Trip, this time in Portland, Oregon. Record numbers of landscape pros joined us in Portland for the multi-day event. The education sessions started with Marty Grunder kicking drawing in an analogy […]

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Use the NALP Action Center to Contact Legislators

NALP is aggressively pursuing legislative fixes for our key advocacy issues; H-2B permanent cap relief and Pesticide Regulatory reform. But we need your help NOW, before a looming September 30 deadline.  September 30, marks the end of the fiscal year for the government and Congress is required to pass 12 appropriations bills to keep the federal […]

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Telling the Story of Landscape Career Paths

We want to tell the story of the the amazing careers anyone can have in the landscape industry. NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative is doing just that in a new national media campaign. We’ll be pitching stories to media such as: Does Your High School Graduate Need to Go To a 4-Year College? 10 Unusual College […]

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2018 Advocacy, Community Partnership and Environmental Stewardship Awards

In keeping with its history of honoring a commitment to professionalism in the landscape industry, the National Association of Landscape Professionals has named its 2018 Advocacy, Community Partnership and Environmental Stewardship Award winners. Honorees include the following. Jeff Fedorchak, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at TruGreen, received the 2018 Advocacy Award for his work managing […]

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Advocating on Capitol Hill this Week

It seemed fitting that when our buses pulled up in front of the Capitol this week with more than 100 landscape and lawn care professionals headed out for our annual industry Day on the Hill, that the sprinklers were on in the early morning, working to keep the lawn in front of the Capitol looking […]

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