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Member Spotlight: Lucas Melograno, Mariani Landscape

Lucas Melograno is a production coordinator for Mariani Landscape based in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Since he was young, he knew he wanted to be outside, with an early love for construction, machines and being outdoors. “While I was in high school my boss at the time had a part-time lawn mowing service and would ask […]

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HeartLand Shares Story Behind Monumental Growth in 2019

Every year Landscape Management recognizes the top 150 landscape companies ranked by revenue. The top five companies for this year are the same as last year, but just a little bit farther down on the list at No. 14 is HeartLand, whose revenue change from 2018 to 2019 jumped up by 189 percent. HeartLand is […]

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NALP Government Affairs Wins at Local and State Levels

The National Association of Landscape Professionals is constantly at work protecting members’ interests in legislation and lately, there have been several wins at the local and state levels. Local In Prince George’s County, Maryland, NALP was able to identify adverse legislation that would ban EPA registered pesticides from being used on private property before it […]

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Marc Baker Earns All Five Exterior Technician Certifications

Marc Baker, a parks maintenance worker II for the City of Sammamish, in the state of Washington has recently become Landscape Industry Certified in all five specialties of the Exterior Technician certification. The Exterior Technician exam is designed to cover the technical aspects of exterior landscaping: installation, maintenance and irrigation. The five certification specialties are […]

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From the Source: Answers to Improve Your Business: Episode 10 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the tenth episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape posed questions for each other. They discussed topics such as why they love to […]

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Mid-Year Check Up: Lawn and Landscape Companies Report on Their Revenue for 2020

The National Association of Landscape Professionals conducted a survey in July of 170 landscape contractor companies to see how their businesses were fairing mid-year. The overall picture is optimistic. Companies are almost evenly split as to whether they are doing better or worse than projected, and when they are doing worse – most are only […]

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Level Up: Green Lawn Fertilizing Heads into Third Consecutive Year of Rapid Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Green Lawn Fertilizing’s mission is to be the leader in the lawn and pest industry by delivering a superior customer experience. Based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the company was founded by president/owner Matt Jesson in 2004 […]

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ONE Grounds Management Cultivates Partnerships with Clients and Subcontractors

When ONE Grounds Management, based in Nampa, Idaho, started out in 1995, they were a typical landscape business handling local residential and commercial work. The company had a nursery and several maintenance and construction crews. The company was growing but Jason Nielsen, CEO of the company, says he was spending too much time on the […]

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Design and Build a Better Business with Cole Weller: Episode 9 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the ninth episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape spoke with Cole Weller, co-founder of Weller Brothers, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Weller started his company with his brother Brent in […]

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NALP Holds 2020 Renewal & Remembrance Ceremony

Arlington National Cemetery is currently closed to the public, but that wasn’t going to stop the National Association of Landscape Professionals Renewal and Remembrance Committee from wanting to keep the tradition of honor and service alive on what would have been the 24th anniversary of the annual event. Each year hundreds of landscape and lawn […]

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