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COVID-19

Ruppert Landscape Helps Install Exhibit Highlighting Pandemic Toll

Over 350 employees from Ruppert Landscape’s Maryland, DC and Virginia branches came together from Sept. 14 to Sept. 16 to bring a public art installation to fruition, commemorating all the Americans who have died due to COVID-19. Maryland artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg conceptualized the installation, In America: Remember, to be a memorial that is also […]

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President Biden Issues Vaccine Mandates and Other COVID-19 Relief Measures

Last week, President Biden held a press conference and issued his COVID-19 Action Plan the “Path Out of the Pandemic.” The executive order issues several mandates many of which specifically involve vaccines. Some of the key provisions include: Requiring all employers with 100+ employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested weekly. Requiring vaccinations for […]

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Team Building: Maintaining Culture During COVID-19

For many lawn and landscape companies as they settled into their new normal with procedures to mitigate the spread of the virus, another concern arose: how do we maintain our culture? So many businesses had to send office employees home to work remotely while field staff started arriving in shifts or reporting directly to the […]

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Holiday Lighting and Decor Market Predictions

2020 has been a year with many unexpected twists and as the holidays approach, the pandemic is impacting companies differently when it comes to their holiday services. Residential Holiday Lighting Senske Services, based in Kennewick, Washington, which is a Christmas Décor franchisee, serves mostly residential clients, but they also do commercial spaces such as malls, […]

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Inside Interiorscaping During COVID-19

Lawn care and landscaping were deemed an essential service early on during the pandemic, but the niche interior plantscaping has faced its own challenges due to its indoor nature. While working outside has been seen as a low-risk activity, concerns over having too many people together inside has caused companies to shift to full-time remote […]

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Creative Ways to Stay in Contact with Customers During COVID-19

Humans are social creatures and many landscapers will tell you one of their favorite things about the business is the relationships. So, in a time of social distancing how can you still connect with your customers and maintain bonds? Although most lockdowns have been lifted, meeting in person may not be an option for various […]

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How to Handle FFCRA Matters as Kids Go Back to School

In the webinar hosted on Wednesday, Aug. 12, Whitney Brown with Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C., covered some of the employment law-related issues that companies may face as kids go back to school across the country in the midst of COVID-19. To view the full webinar, click here. Please note the guidance provided below […]

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Sun Valley Landscaping Offers Healthcare Hero Giveaway

Many companies are searching for methods to give back and express their gratitude to healthcare workers and one way Sun Valley Landscaping is using its resources is by offering a Healthcare Hero Landscape Makeover Giveaway. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company called for individuals to nominate a healthcare hero or first responder who is making an impact […]

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The Rose and Thorn of Working at Home: Episode 1 of the New Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

The NALP Young Professionals Network has launched a new podcast called Growing in the Green Industry. The first episode is hosted by Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape. They share insights on how […]

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Serpico Landscaping Shares How They Are Staying Safe and Operating Lean

Like other landscaping companies currently operating during the pandemic, Serpico Landscaping has rolled out a number of operational practices to keep crews and clients safe. From deep cleaning their facilities and equipment every day to providing masks and gloves for all employees, Serpico says they’re taking COVID-19 safety precautions seriously. While many companies have implemented […]

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