Author: National Association of Landscape Professionals

Meet NALP Member Scott Fullerton, owner of Fullerton Grounds Maintenance

Scott Fullerton, owner of Fullerton Grounds Maintenance (FGM), headquartered in Kenvil, New Jersey, has been in the industry since he was 12 years old. Similar to others, he started mowing lawns and working on neighbors’ properties before it was a formal business — and also went on to work for others. After more than a […]

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Financial Strategies for Dealing with COVID-19

Greg Herring, founder and CEO of The Herring Group, a consultant company, shared some business and financial advice with NALP members on how to best respond to COVID-19.

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Landscape and Lawn Care Business Owners Face COVID-19 Head On

As landscape business owners face the reality of what COVID-19 could mean for their operations, many have already begun to put plans in place and face potential challenges head-on. As many believe we are still in the early stages of what this pandemic could mean for our nation—and our businesses—now is to be the time […]

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Ann Moore of Grassperson Talks About Being a Woman in Landscaping & How She Keeps Up With Industry Updates

As the wife of a former president/vice-president of a Fortune 500 Division company, Ann Moore says she and her husband Jack spent a lot of time traveling, moving around, and even living in another country. And while that was all incredibly exciting, there came a time when the couple wanted to put down roots and […]

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5 Coronavirus Preparedness Tips for Your Landscape Company

Worried about flu and other illnesses like the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading at your company? Think you should have a plan in place to encourage healthy habits and discourage the spread of the illness? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some coronavirus preparedness tips for employers. Since COVID-19 is a new disease and there […]

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Finding and Keeping Employees in a Tough Labor Market

If you’re struggling with finding and keeping employees right now, you aren’t alone. The lawn and landscape industry is facing a significant shortage of qualified workers and it seems that everyone is vying for the same people. In your own local market, you might feel as though the best workers get gobbled up by another […]

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7 Ways to Turbocharge Your Landscape Business Growth

What does it take to achieve great accomplishments in the lawn and landscape industry? Here are 7 valuable insights industry consultant Jeffrey Scott suggests to help accelerate your landscape business growth. Landscape Business Growth Truth #1: Nice Guys (and Gals) Finish First Some of the most attractive and compelling leadership traits are those of optimistic, […]

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How to Build Route Density—The Road to Profitability

There are many ways to grow a business. And in the landscape maintenance industry, referrals are a common way to gain new customers. Today, these referrals come from social networks just as often as from noticing a landscaper’s truck at a neighbor’s house. But you can’t depend on referrals alone. Sometimes, referrals come from across […]

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Cut Fleet Costs: 8 Proactive Steps for Landscape Pros

For many landscape fleets in the U.S., time—and tracking how employees are using their time—is at the core of how the business is built. If employees are not working a site, they’re driving to or from a site, or taking a break. It’s determining how these increments of time add up that is critical for […]

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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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