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Technically Speaking: To Deadhead or Not to Deadhead

Nothing is quite luxurious as having a landscape filled with beautiful flowers blooming and if you’re wanting to extend the length of the blooming season for your customers, deadheading can help achieve this. Deadheading is the practice of removing spent blooms from flowering plants. It refreshes a plant’s appearance, controls seed dispersal and redirects their […]

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From OK to Outstanding with Steve Mulvany: Season 2, Episode 10 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 10 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, talk with Steve Mulvany, president and founder of Management Tools Inc. Mulvany’s company […]

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Landscape Safety: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses

Working in the heat of summer can cause lawn and landscape workers to become sick from occupational heat exposure if proper preventative measures are not taken. There are a range of heat-related illnesses that can affect anyone regardless of their age, physical condition, or experience working in the heat. Most outdoor fatalities, 50 to 70 […]

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Business Smarts: Methods for Building Route Density

Route density is definitely something lawn care and landscape maintenance company owners should work towards as the less your crews have to drive, the lower the cost is for you to maintain a property. The lawn and landscape industry is a competitive business so improving your route density can give you an edge. If your […]

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Level Up: Grow and Company Focuses on Building a Strong Foundation

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level.Founded in 2016, Grow and Company, based in Houston, Texas, serves a high-end residential clientele and their work is very custom to each property and customer.   Since the landscape company started, they have added a full-service […]

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NALP Partners with Caterpillar to Raise Industry Visibility During Foxwoods Casino Resort 301 Race

Caterpillar and the National Association of Landscape Professionals recently partnered to raise the visibility of the landscape industry and celebrate the impact that 1 million landscape and lawn care professionals have on our nation’s green spaces. In the spring, NALP asked lawn and landscape professionals to share why they ‘dig’ landscaping to select company names […]

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Lawn Care: Dealing with Summer Pests

Summer months are the most likely time your clients will want to be out enjoying their yard and the last thing you want are pests ruining their green lawns. Below are some of the insects you can expect to be common in the summer months as well as how to detect and control them. Chinch […]

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All in the Family with Tara and Bruce Allentuck: Season 2, Episode 9 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 9 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, Macey Wollenberg, branch manager at LandCare, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talk with Bruce and Tara Allentuck, co-founders […]

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Renewal and Remembrance Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Two Service Project Locations

On July 19, 2021, 250 landscape industry professionals volunteered their time and skills at Arlington National Cemetery and on the National Mall for the annual Renewal & Remembrance event. “Whether it’s the 25th or not, I think being part of Renewal and Remembrance is a great honor,” says Bruce Allentuck, president of Allentuck Landscaping Co. […]

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Faces of the Industry: Olivia Espinoza

Olivia Espinoza got into the landscape industry as a groundskeeper for an apartment complex, taking care of flower containers and beds. “I enjoyed it so much I decided to take horticulture classes to learn more about plants,” she says. She spent two seasons working as a groundskeeper and now works for Kujawa Enterprises, Inc., based […]

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