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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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Many plants experienced burns from the record-breaking heatwave. Photo: Pacific Landscape Management

Landscape Professionals Deal With Heatwave Aftermath in the Pacific Northwest

The recent heatwave that impacted much of Western North America from June 26-29 set all time-records for daytime temperature highs over the four-day period. The main cause for the heatwave was from a high-pressure system that sat over the region, earning it the term ‘heat dome.’ Warm overnight temperatures also helped temperatures climb over the […]

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Photo: SiteOne Landscape Supply

How Supply Chain Issues Are Impacting Lawn and Landscape Industry

Every industry has been affected by supply chain struggles in one way or another recently and the landscape industry is no exception. Landscape professionals and landscape supply companies have experienced issues with raw material and plant shortages, delays with receiving trucks and equipment and cost increases across the board. “Plastic products (pipe, rotors/sprays, fittings), fertilizers, […]

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The Big Green Podcast: A Conversation with Mark Tipton, CEO of Aspire Software

In the newest episode of The Big Green Podcast, NALP CEO Britt Wood catches up with Mark Tipton, CEO of Aspire Software about their recent acquisition by ServiceTitan, a software provider for home and commercial service businesses. In this podcast, they discuss how Aspire has grown over the years, trends that Tipton is seeing in […]

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From Data to Decisions: Making Sense of the Information Deluge Faced by Fleet Managers

Guest Content With the proliferation of telematics through sensor technology, mobile-based data collection and, more recently, artificial intelligence (AI), there is an unprecedented amount of real-time information fleet managers can acquire from their connected vehicles. However, having all that data at your fingertips and knowing exactly what to do with it are two completely different […]

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Finding a Successful Work/Life Integration with Bob Grover: Season 2, Episode 8 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 8 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, talk with Bob Grover, LIC, president of Pacific Landscape Management. Grover graduated from Oregon State University in 1983. After 15 […]

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This Year’s LANDSCAPES Schedule Is Packed With Cutting-Edge Strategies

If you’re like us, you’ve probably missed attending in-person events. If you’re wanting to catch up on the latest trends, don’t miss out on all LANDSCAPES has to offer this year in Louisville, Kentucky on Oct. 19-22. Opening General Session To kick things off, Kaihan Krippendorff, author of Outthink the Competition, will share a systematic […]

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Level Up: Arcadia Gardens, LLC Success Comes from Strong Employee Retention

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Arcadia Gardens, LLC, based in Bridgman, Michigan, was started in 1990 by Dot Hollerbach. Her son, Todd, joined her a year or so after. Hollerbach was an avid gardener and she had been encouraged to start […]

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Communicating with Different Generations of Landscape Professionals

Communication is crucial to getting the job done, keeping your teams informed and having a cohesive workforce in your landscaping business. Nowadays there are multiple channels of communication and you can have up to five different generations working together. With all these different avenues of communication and various generational interpretations of behavior and messaging, miscommunication […]

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How I Do It: Making the Most of Your Social Media Posts

Posting on social media is a rather straightforward process but if you don’t have a strategy you may be wondering why you’re not seeing results. Mike Haynes, president of LOVING, based in Gastonia, North Carolina, says it’s all about having a learner’s posture when it comes to testing things out to find what works on […]

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