COVID-19

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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GreenCare for Troops Expands Services to Include Healthcare Workers

Project EverGreen is known for giving back to military families with its GreenCare and SnowCare for Troops programs, and now it has expanded its complimentary services to help those serving on the healthcare front lines. “The people that volunteer with our program a lot of them want to give back to the military in their […]

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Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development, Inc. Helping the Community During COVID-19

On Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development, Inc.’s website, they have a page on COVID-19 where the company highlights their new safety practices that they will be following as well as a number of complimentary services that will be offered to clients with heightened vulnerability to the virus. Based in Peekskill, New York, Manzer’s encourages clients […]

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The Big Green Podcast: Britt Wood and Brandon Walters with Valley Landscaping Discuss Recruiting Tactics

In the latest episode of the Big Green Podcast, account manager Brandon Walters, of Valley Landscaping, and NALP CEO Britt Wood, discuss what Brandon has learned about his team during COVID-19 and what recruiting tactics they’ve been using, such as the Why I Landscape campaign and forming relationships with local schools and colleges. Founded in […]

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New York Landscape Companies Resume Full Operations Today

On Tuesday, May 12, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced low-risk businesses including landscaping and gardening would be able to reopen statewide today. Prior to this order, horticulture was designated as a non-essential business, with only landscaping for maintenance and pest control purposes being deemed essential. While this restriction isn’t as drastic as what Michigan landscapers faced, […]

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Looking at COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Landscape Maintenance Companies

The impact the shelter-in-place orders had on NALP members and their commercial clients has varied greatly. As parts of the country start to open things back up, here’s what businesses that offer commercial maintenance are seeing in the field. Which Customers Are Cutting Back For No Ka Oi Landscape Services, based in Hanapepe, Hawaii, they […]

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NALP Members Weigh in on Hiring During COVID-19

With an influx of unemployed workers available due to COVID-19 related company layoffs, if you’re looking to upgrade or grow your team, here’s what NALP members are saying about hiring right now. “In the past, maybe there was room for some ‘fluff’ but when you’re operating day to day, week to week, and there are […]

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New Normal: What Practices Landscape Pros Might Keep After COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed many landscape and lawn care businesses’ routines. Some new operating methods are so successful, they may stick – even after the virus is gone. Staggered start times Rossen Landscape, based in Great Falls, Virginia, has implemented staggered start times with crews leaving at 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 7:45 in the morning. There […]

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