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Landscape Industry Takes Up Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

This week, our Association held a diversity and inclusion discussion, via Zoom, with a wide range of NALP members, volunteer leaders, staff, and stakeholders. Due to space limitations, we weren’t able to invite all NALP members. However, we expect this to be the beginning of an industry-wide discussion about how we can be proactive about […]

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President Trump Suspends H-2B Program through 2020

On Monday, June 22, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order to further limit the entry of immigrants into the United States. The Executive Order extends the April 22 Order which suspended entry of immigrants into the U.S. and expands the scope of the Order to also suspend temporary guest worker programs until the end […]

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Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace

Safety is paramount to landscape and lawn care companies. However, one aspect of safety that can be overlooked is mental wellness. While it’s not as visible as not wearing proper PPE, neglecting mental health is just as serious. Poor mental health can result in negative job performance, communication breakdowns with co-workers, and unsafe actions on […]

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Level Up: Valley Landscaping Looks to Open Fourth Location and Maintain Steady Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When Valley Landscaping, based in Christiansburg, Virginia, opened in 1991 with owner and president, Todd Walters, he had a used pickup truck, three mowers, a trailer and small loan. “When we started, we had 4 people […]

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What to Look for in an Apprenticeship Mentor

A critical part of NALP’s Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program being successful for your company is selecting the right mentors. Mentors are teachers who assign tasks and review performances, but they also facilitate the personal and professional growth of an apprentice by sharing their experience. Mentors can fill in the gaps between the written description of a procedure […]

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Recruit and Retain with Rossen Landscape: Episode 4 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the fourth 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 spoke with Jeff Rossen, founder and CEO of Rossen Landscape, and his colleague Lauren Webster, […]

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NALP Members in the News: Massey Services Partners with BioAssured

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Massey Services Partners with BioAssured Massey Services, based in Orlando, Florida, has partnered with BioAssured to launch a long-lasting disinfecting system for buildings. BioAssured was created in response to COVID-19 and creates a standard of sanitization across all industries and markets. Massey Services technicians […]

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How to Foster a Positive Company Culture

Having a positive company culture can sometimes be thrown around with other business buzzwords, such as synergy, but you shouldn’t write off the importance of company culture. A positive company culture can attract new employees and foster loyalty with your existing ones. It can result in higher levels of productivity as your employees are more […]

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The Big Green Podcast: Britt Wood and Mike Bogan Chat about Operating in This Unusual Year

In the newest episode of The Big Green Podcast, CEO of LandCare Mike Bogan talks with NALP CEO Britt Wood about how LandCare has responded to a pandemic they never planned for. Bogan says communication is key and they’ve segmented all customers by market segments and put different risk factors on them. They communicate with […]

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Level Up: Hidden Creek Landscaping Inc. Says the Bigger the Better

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When asked what ideal company size he’d like to reach for Hidden Creek Landscaping Inc., based in Hilliard, Ohio, CEO Jason Cromley simply answered, “Bigger. Always bigger.” Founded in 1998, along with co-owner Matt Seiler, Hidden […]

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