Business Advice & Stories

Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in the Landscape Industry

Diversity makes companies stronger. That’s why the National Association of Landscape Professionals is launching an industry-wide discussion about how we can proactively encourage and support greater diversity in the industry. Find out how these companies achieve success through inclusive corporate cultures. Why Diversity Matters “The more diverse we are, the better we can be as […]

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Bridging Generations with Phil Harwood: Episode 5 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the fifth episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast,  hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape spoke with Phil Harwood, a managing partner of GrowTheBench.com, an online resource for green industry education and employee development. GrowTheBench, founded and […]

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4 Ways to Find Good People

Finding employees is one of the hardest parts about being a landscape business owner. The good news: A 2017 IBIS World study reported steady growth in the housing and property markets over the past five years, resulting in greater demand for landscape industry workers. Similar trends are expected into 2023 as residential and commercial construction […]

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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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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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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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Jumping In and Giving Back: Episode 3 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the third episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape spoke guest student speaker Jack Pohutsky, a recent graduate of the College of Agricultural Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University. […]

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Level Up: StayGreen Lawn Services Shares How It Became a Million-Dollar Company in Two Years

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. StayGreen Lawn Services, based in Chicopee, Massachusetts, has only been in business since 2018 but in that time, it has grown to an annual revenue of $1.3 million. Owner Mark Kelbacher plans to grow his company […]

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