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How I Do It: The Benefits of Offering Portering Services

If commercial landscape maintenance is your bread and butter, you know that your clients count on you to keep their property looking sharp at all times. One possible add-on service line you can offer your clients is portering services. Portering services ensure that a client’s property is clean and presentable. This can cover picking up […]

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How I Do It: Environmental Enhancements Plants Seeds with The Next Generation

The future of the industry is high schoolers and Carmen Kesteven, HR manager for Environmental Enhancements, Inc., based in Sterling, Virginia, has made it her mission to educate them on the landscape industry. “If we don’t educate them, if you don’t let them know that the current opportunities that we have in the landscape industry, […]

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Explore Landscape Workshop’s Operations at This Year’s NALP Field Trip

Is your landscape company looking to grow and scale? Learn from Landscape Workshop, based in Birmingham, Alabama, how they go about effectively scaling up at NALP’s annual Field Trip on June 11-12, 2024. Landscape Workshop has doubled their size in the past five years through organic and acquisitive growth. They are on track to earn […]

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How I Do It: Creating an Engaging Employee Growth Track

Career ladders can encourage and compel your team members to pursue a future with your landscape company. At Landscaping Ninjas, based in College Station, Texas, they took this concept a little bit further with a belt ranking system. Daniel Thompson, owner of Landscaping Ninjas, says the belt ranking is just another aspect of their company […]

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Business Smarts: Dealing with Disagreements in the Family Business

Families are complicated and when you throw in running a business, it can make things even more challenging. However, many family-owned lawn care and landscape businesses are able to thrive because of how they handle and overcome disagreements. Check out their advice on dealing with disputes and other advice for successfully running a business with […]

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How I Do It: Enhancing the Client Experience Via Employee Development

‘Don’t forget to grow’ is a key behavior within Stay Green, Inc.’s core values. While they have hosted many trainings, leadership development programs and vendor partnership events over the years, they have taken this to the next level with their Grow Summit 2024. This event is the launch of the company’s new annual off-site event. […]

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Business Smarts: Balancing Family Bonds While Running Your Landscape Company

The idea of a family business can be appealing if you’re looking for a partner you can trust but this model also comes with its own set of nuances and pitfalls to be mindful of.   “Having your own family members involved and engaged, it’s really special,” says Miles Kuperus Jr., founder and CEO of […]

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How I Do It: Leading the Conversation on Water Management Practices

K&D Landscaping, Inc., based in Watsonville, California, recently hosted their third Annual Central Coast Water Summit, at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s Cocoanut Grove on March 7. This event was a gathering of experts, policymakers and stakeholders who all shared insights on sustainable water management strategies crucial to the Central Coast region. Justin White, owner of K&D […]

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How I Do It: Beating the Sunday Scaries

It’s probably happened to everyone at least once in their career. That creeping feeling of dread on Sunday as you begin to consider all of your tasks ahead of you on Monday. This sensation is dubbed the ‘Sunday scaries,’ and at Grow and Company, based in Houston, Texas, they are working to reduce this phenomenon […]

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How I Do It: Maintaining a Strong Employee Retention Rate

For the past three years, Myatt Landscaping & Construction, based in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, has maintained an employee retention rate of 94-95%. Why They Stay The company started tracking their retention numbers in 2017 and based on the conversations managers have had with their employees, one of the main reasons their team members stay is […]

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