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Faces of the Industry: Luis Mata

Luis Mata, maintenance operations manager for Chalet Nursery, based in Wilmette, Illinois, was introduced to the industry at a young age as he started working with his father on a landscape crew throughout high school. “At one point I did not want to be involved in the industry,” Mata says. “I wanted to find something […]

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Business Smarts: The Art of Raising Your Rates

U.S. inflation hit a 30-year high in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Couple this with the need to raise employees’ wages to stay competitive and your gross profit margins have probably been shrinking for a while now. While talking to customers about your increased rates may be daunting, it is an absolute […]

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How I Do It: Taking Advantage of the DoD SkillBridge Program

Each year nearly 200,000 members of the U.S. Armed Forces, stationed in over 140 military installations in the U.S. and overseas, will separate from active duty and re-enter the civilian workforce or pursue higher education. For the past two years, Environmental Management Inc. (EMI) based in Plain City, Ohio, has been able to tap into […]

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Changing the Conversation with DE&I with Sherhara Downing: Season 2, Episode 25 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 25 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape and Macey Wollenberg, branch manager with LandCare, talk with Sherhara Downing with Level Comm. Downing is the founder of Level Comm and specializes in creating engaging communication […]

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Level Up: LOVING Is All About Creating a Positive Impact

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Mike Haynes knew in high school he didn’t want to attend college, so instead, he turned his childhood side job of mowing lawns in what is now known as LOVING, based in Gastonia, North Carolina. “I’ve […]

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Team Building: Encouraging Good Etiquette

Manners matter. You may think proper etiquette is something everyone already knows but it might surprise you how people have different ideas when it comes to this concept. Next time you have a staff meeting, ask your employees what they think etiquette is or ask them to provide examples. This can give you a good […]

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Business Smarts: Making Rainy Days Productive

In the lawn and landscape business, there are certain elements that are completely out of your control, such as the weather. While rainy days are inevitable, they don’t necessarily have to be a total wash of a day. Brandon Sheppard, a Weed Man multi-unit franchise owner with franchises in Virginia and Maryland, says the manner […]

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Landscape Management Certificate Program Helps Produce Qualified Labor Pool

NALP’s Landscape Management Certificate Program was introduced in January this year and already almost 200 individuals have enrolled in the program. Additionally, 39 people have already completed the program and earned their certificate. The certificate program provides training for landscape technicians on installation, irrigation and maintenance. These three modules can be taken separately or together. […]

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Enhancing the Environment through Interior Plants with Paige Tisdale: Season 2, Episode 24 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 24 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 welcome Paige Tisdale, business developer with Dennis’ 7 Dees. Tisdale received […]

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Seabreeze Property Services Provides Guaranteed 40-Hour Weeks for Their Snow Season

If you offer snow removal as a service you are all too familiar with the demanding hours and unpredictable nature of snowstorms. As a result, the wintertime can be particularly challenging to provide reliable hours for your employees. Seabreeze Property Services, based in Portland, Maine, has also dealt with the retention struggle during the snow […]

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