Author: National Association of Landscape Professionals

Irrigation System Checks That Save Water

Irrigation systems need regular maintenance to keep them working efficiently year after year. Damage from lawn equipment or improper winterization can cause leaks and other serious problems that can cost your customers a significant amount of wasted water. Here are a few irrigation system checks to perform on a monthly, yearly or periodic basis to […]

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    3 Smart Irrigation Technologies to Use for System Upgrades

    The irrigation industry is experiencing a renaissance of smart irrigation technologies. Now more than ever there are irrigation products that use advanced sensors, Wi-Fi and app-based capabilities to automatically adjust watering schedules, communicate problems and save water. As a result, people receive more data and power to control irrigation systems. “Smart” irrigation systems irrigate landscapes […]

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      5 Landscape Business Tax Reduction Tips

      Americans pay more in taxes each year than they spend on food, clothing and housing combined, so reducing your taxes to the legal minimum can greatly increase your ability to build wealth, especially as a landscape business owner. Here are five strategies to reduce your taxes to the legal minimum. Using one these tax reduction […]

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        How Canopy Lawn Care Recruits and Retains Women in Landscaping

        By Maria Pallotta, chief of staff, Canopy Lawn Care, Raleigh, North Carolina One of the most impactful conversations of my career happened during my first week at Canopy Lawn Care. Our CEO, Hunt Davis, had a conversation about one of his long-term goals at Canopy. He wanted our workforce to match the diversity of our […]

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          The 3 Most Important Types of Safety Communication for Landscape Professionals

          By Sam Steel Did you know that safety and health information can be more effectively shared with your employees? There is an important, complimentary role for safety briefings, safety training and safety education in your lawn and landscape business. Safety Communication No. 1: Safety Briefings First, let’s look at safety briefings and how they can […]

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            Flipping Commercial Landscapes to Raise Property Values & First Impressions

            By Missy Henriksen In recent years, the trend of home flipping has taken off. Flippers invest in inexpensive homes, making the necessary renovations and quickly reselling. The time between purchase and sale of a flipped home is often less than a year. After surveying members on industry trends, NALP found the concept of “flipping” is […]

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              NALP Showcases Landscape Industry Careers at the White House

              NALP was chosen, along with five other associations, to attend the Our Pledge to America’s Workers event yesterday at the White House. At the exclusive event with President Donald Trump, NALP reiterated its commitment to grow landscape industry careers. It also shared its plans to expand training opportunities for more than 150,000 people over the next five […]

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                Senate and House Agriculture Committee Leaders Meet to Discuss Farm Bill

                Last Thursday, Senate and House Agriculture Committee leadership met officially for the first time to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill, prior to full Conference Committee discussions.  Leadership of the Committees that met include   Agriculture Committee Chairmen Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and Ranking Members Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rep. […]

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                  U.S. House of Representatives Adjourns for August Recess; Meet with your legislators in your district!

                  Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives adjourned for their annual August recess.  The August recess is a critical in-district work period, especially in an election year.  The Senate will have an abbreviated August recess, currently scheduled for the first full week of August before returning to D.C. to handle confirmation hearings.  This is an […]

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                    EPA Publishes Risk Assessments for Altrazine, Propazine and Simazine

                    On Thursday July 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published Registration Review; Draft Human Health Risk Assessments for Atrazine, Propazine, and Simazine and Draft Cumulative Human Health Risk Assessment for the Triazines (Atrazine, Propazine, Simazine); Notice of Availability in the Federal Register.  The publication serves as the draft human health risk assessment (DRA) to support the Registration […]

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