Member Stories

Horticulture at Home: Invention, Adaptation and the Resurgence of Victory Gardens: Episode 2 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the second episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape spoke with Jenn Myers, a 20+ year veteran of the professional landscape industry. Myers brings a unique perspective to her role as Senior Director of Workforce […]

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The Rose and Thorn of Working at Home: Episode 1 of the New Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

The NALP Young Professionals Network has launched a new podcast called Growing in the Green Industry. The first episode is hosted by Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape. They share insights on how […]

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Serpico Landscaping Shares How They Are Staying Safe and Operating Lean

Like other landscaping companies currently operating during the pandemic, Serpico Landscaping has rolled out a number of operational practices to keep crews and clients safe. From deep cleaning their facilities and equipment every day to providing masks and gloves for all employees, Serpico says they’re taking COVID-19 safety precautions seriously. While many companies have implemented […]

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The Big Green Podcast: Britt Wood Chats and Brandon Walters with Valley Landscaping Discuss Recruiting Tactics

In the latest episode of the Big Green Podcast, account manager Brandon Walters, of Valley Landscaping, and NALP CEO Britt Wood, discuss what Brandon has learned about his team during COVID-19 and what recruiting tactics they’ve been using, such as the Why I Landscape campaign and forming relationships with local schools and colleges. Founded in […]

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New York Landscape Companies Resume Full Operations Today

On Tuesday, May 12, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced low-risk businesses including landscaping and gardening would be able to reopen statewide today. Prior to this order, horticulture was designated as a non-essential business, with only landscaping for maintenance and pest control purposes being deemed essential. While this restriction isn’t as drastic as what Michigan landscapers faced, […]

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Looking at COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Landscape Maintenance Companies

The impact the shelter-in-place orders had on NALP members and their commercial clients has varied greatly. As parts of the country start to open things back up, here’s what businesses that offer commercial maintenance are seeing in the field. Which Customers Are Cutting Back For No Ka Oi Landscape Services, based in Hanapepe, Hawaii, they […]

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Meet NALP Member Timothy Trimmer, president of Professional Grounds, Inc.

Timothy Trimmer started at Professional Grounds, Inc. — founded by his father William — when he was just 15 years old. Since earning a degree in business, he has dedicated himself to nurturing the continued success of the company of which he is now president. We recently caught up with Trimmer to find out more. […]

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Michigan Landscape and Lawn Care Companies Are Back at Work!

Though most industry companies around the U.S. got their spring season’s started, that’s not true for Michigan’s green industry due to the state’s Stay at Home Orders. Michigan landscape, lawn care, and nursery companies along with the Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association, and NALP, have been working together to see business restrictions eased. On April […]

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Timberline Landscaping Adds New Service Line During Pandemic

The last few months have been a scramble for most landscaping companies to figure out how to adapt to the COVID-19 world. Some, have found new ways to service clients. Timberline Landscaping found a new form of revenue during the pandemic. This Colorado Springs, Colorado-based business is now disinfecting high-touch outdoor areas such as playgrounds […]

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Meet NALP Member Scott Fullerton, owner of Fullerton Grounds Maintenance

Scott Fullerton, owner of Fullerton Grounds Maintenance (FGM), headquartered in Kenvil, New Jersey, has been in the industry since he was 12 years old. Similar to others, he started mowing lawns and working on neighbors’ properties before it was a formal business — and also went on to work for others. After more than a […]

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