How I Do It

Insights from Industry CEOs on The New Big Green Podcast Discussion

NALP has recently launched The Big Green Podcast. NALP CEO Britt Wood chats with landscape industry CEOs about how they are handling the coronavirus and its impact on their business. In the first episode of the podcast, Wood spoke with Rosco Klausing, with the Klausing Group based in Lexington, Kentucky, and in the second podcast […]

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Adaptation and Creativity Are How These Industry Executives Are Managing This Spring

In the fourth free COVID-19 webinar hosted by NALP, CEO Britt Wood talked with industry executives Shayne Newman, president of YardApes, Inc. and NALP President-Elect, John Guth, vice president of lawn at Green Lawn Fertilizing, LLC and Todd Pugh, CEO and founder of Enviroscapes, who shared their strategies for running a business in the middle […]

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Finding the Silver Lining: Landscape Pros Share Positive Stories

In times of trouble, it can be easy to only see the bad and focus on negative news but even during a crisis you can find hope and positivity. Various NALP members share how they are staying positive and they highlight the unexpected bright spots that have come out of the COVID crisis. Projecting a […]

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Maintaining Good Mental Health: Landscape Pros Share Strategies for Coping with COVID-19

Human beings are social creatures and combining the social distancing along with all of the unknowns of the current pandemic can cause considerable mental strain on your employees, your customers and yourself. Here are some tips from members on how they’re managing mental health in the midst of this crisis. Open Communication With half of […]

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Operating and Communicating with Customers During the Quarantine

To say the current situation is unusual and difficult is not an overstatement. The COVID-19 crisis is evolving daily and industry companies are adapting their operations to protect and serve their staff – and client needs. “We have spent a tremendous amount of time over the past two weeks evaluating the recommendations to keep our […]

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5 Ways Belknap Landscape Prioritizes Safety in Landscaping

Safety is a lot of work. But Belknap Landscape Co., in Gilford, New Hampshire, prioritizes safety, making it an every day part of doing business. “The most important reason that safety is so critical is that we want our employees to go home in the same condition—if not better—each day,” says Angie Carignan, human resources […]

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How North Point Outdoors Handles Cash Flow & Labor Challenges

During his transition from high school to college, Andrew Pelkey started mowing residential lawns to help make ends meet. By his sophomore year, he had around 40 or 50 residential lawn accounts and decided to leave school to pursue landscaping full-time. By the end of year two, he was running a landscape and snow plow […]

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Using the Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program to Attract Talent

The Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program debuted in February 2019. Now, one year later, industry companies are using the program and realizing success. What’s working for attracting apprentices? How are they managing the program within their companies? What lessons can they pass along? Two companies who have used the program–L.G. Scott and Eichenlaub Inc.–will be presenting […]

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How to Build Better Landscape Customer Relationships

Most lawn and landscape professionals agree that building customer relationships is crucial to recruiting and retaining clients. While it’s common for business owners to focus their resources on gaining new business, building strong relationships with existing clients is important. It can set you up for repeat business. And happy clients also refer your services to […]

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Updating Your Website: 4 Tips for Lawn & Landscape Companies

A website is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to market your lawn and landscape business. This is why updating your website to keep it relevant and fast is vital for business growth. Trends in web design change almost daily, so it’s good to keep up with them. Additionally, search engines like Google […]

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