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How I Do It: Creating an Engaging Safety Culture 

Monarch Landscape Management, based in Houston, Texas, sends out 180 employees into the field every day. Because their staff is their biggest asset, Monarch works hard to keep their team members safe. Every year Monarch looks at the company as a whole and chooses an initiative they want to take to the next level. Several […]

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The Importance of Mentors and How to Grow in Your Landscape Industry Career

Jay Rotonnelli has been in the landscape industry for 32 years. He has worked his way up through the years holding positions such as supervisor, account manager and co-managed a maintenance department as well. He grew up helping his family on their 31-acre apple orchard. When the property owner came to develop their orchard, they […]

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REPLAY: Setting the Path for Sales Success with Kirk Armstrong: Season 2: Episode 41 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 44 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, we want to look back at our episode where the hosts talked with Kirk Armstrong with Armstrong Sales Coaching. Hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Miles Kuperus, system architect at Include Software, Macey Wollenberg, account manager with LandCare, and Luke Melograno, […]

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Business Smarts: Productivity Hacks from the Pros

Productivity is a major focus for lawn and landscape businesses as there is limited time in the season to get certain tasks done. However, as a leader, your individual productivity can suffer for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s handling unexpected fires or being pulled into unplanned phone calls or meetings, your limited time can […]

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How I Do It: Making Mulching Efficient and Fun

Mulching is a common task during the spring but Ruppert Landscape, based in Laytonsville, Maryland, has managed to turn this job into an exciting way to kick off the season. This event is known as “Mulcharama” and has been around for about 40 years. They adopted the practice early in the company’s history and it’s […]

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Business Smarts: Preparing for Rising Workers’ Comp Costs

Inflation isn’t just affecting the price of materials and employees’ wages. It is also predicted to impact workers’ comp costs as rising expenses are impacting it on several different levels. “Insurance carriers are having to offset that potential cost into their premium so we think by 2023 we’ll start to see the impacts from those […]

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Being Proactive with Safety with Drew Garcia and Greg Garcia: Season 2, Episode 40 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 40 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Brett Lemcke with R.M. Landscape and Macey Robinson with LandCare talk to Drew Garcia, vice president of the landscape group with Rancho Mesa and Greg Garcia, account executive with Rancho Mesa. Drew Garcia started off as a professional baseball player. Drew […]

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D’Anna Wade on Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies

D’Anna Wade was her parents’ first employee when they started Wade’s Lawn Service, based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. After studying public affairs and public administration, she worked for an international NGO focused on women’s health and rights while also getting her feet wet in consulting, working on her parents’ business to get their business systems in […]

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Attracting Young Professionals with Luke Wixo: Season 2, Episode 39 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 39 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Jenn Myers, senior director of workforce development with NALP and Kim McCrossen, education manager with NALP, talk with Luke Wixo, maintenance business development manager with Weller Brothers. Wixo’s love for the outdoors and lawn maintenance inspired him to pursue and obtain […]

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Faces of the Industry: Nina Williams

For Nina Williams, getting into the landscape industry was by chance. Her previous jobs in the medical field required her to travel a lot and work long hours. “I had been working in the medical field for a long time, and I was just wanting a change and so I was out looking for jobs […]

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