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Looking Forward to Growth: Sweet Magnolia Landscaping’s Owner Shares Her Story

Sarah Showers grew up in the industry working at her dad’s garden center but for a time she tried to pursue another field. She originally went to college for physical therapy but then changed her major to rehab and human services while she was at Penn State University. After graduating, she worked a couple different […]

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Leafing Your Best Life with Matthew Ross: Episode 45 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 45th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape and Macey Wollenberg, branch manager at LandCare, talk with Matthew Ross, director of continuing education at Longwood Gardens. Ross is known […]

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NALP Members in the News: Ruppert Landscape, Davey Tree, SavaTree, Brilar

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Ruppert Landscape Opens New Location in Durham, North Carolina Ruppert Landscape has expanded their landscape management operations to include a new location in Durham, North Carolina. This joins two existing branches in the state located in Raleigh and Charlotte. This new location will serve […]

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Team Building: Maintaining Culture During COVID-19

For many lawn and landscape companies as they settled into their new normal with procedures to mitigate the spread of the virus, another concern arose: how do we maintain our culture? So many businesses had to send office employees home to work remotely while field staff started arriving in shifts or reporting directly to the […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Creating a Multi-Dimensional Outdoor Space

A client in Freeland, Maryland, met with Lehnhoff’s Landscaping LLC to discuss how to create a multi-dimensional outdoor living space off the rear of their home. The property was a blank slate as the landscaping and hardscaping were nonexistent before. The client wanted to maintain the sightlines of their pastures while creating privacy from neighbors […]

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Business Smarts: Best Practices for Upselling Services

It’s often said it’s easier to sell services to your existing clients, rather than finding all new ones. This is why upselling is so profitable as you are simply asking a customer if they want to add on another service to the existing ones you’re providing. While you might be reluctant to upsell out of […]

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(From left to right) Owner Justin Decker and COO Corey Owens work hard to invest in their employees and customers.
Photo: Buddy's Services, LLC

How I Do It: Buddy’s Services LLC Invests In People

Justin Decker was just 13 years old when he started working for a landscaper to help support his single mother. The landscaper took Decker under his wing and taught him how to talk to customers and do estimates. Decker says he learned lots of management skills from him. By the time he was 17, he […]

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Navigating Your Career Map and Journey: Episode 44 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 44th 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. and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape are live from the 45th Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition, where 600 students, 97 faculty […]

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Shasta College won the Team Spirit Photo Contest.
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45th NCLC Wraps, Team Competition Winners Named

The 45th National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) wrapped up last week and more than 1,000 people participated in the event including 600 students from 40 schools and 347 industry professionals. This was the second year NCLC was not held in-person due to the pandemic, but this did not stop students and professionals from networking, attending […]

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(From left to right) Tommy Aiello, Dan Crisafulli, and Pete Benedict

Level Up: Aiello Landscape Promotes Professionalism and Knowledge in Their Employees

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Aiello Landscape, based in Vero Beach, Florida, is all about professionalism, quality and attention to detail. The company views every yard as a garden and that gardens are a place of pride and serenity. Launched in […]

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