Author: National Association of Landscape Professionals

landscape company growth

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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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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