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How I Do It: Implementing Drug Testing

The decision to start a drug-testing program is a nuanced one. While it helps ensure the safety of your employees and customers, it also narrows an already shrinking labor pool. Josh Flynn, CEO of Seabreeze Property Services, based in Portland, Maine, and Gerry Bower, president/CEO of Total Lawn Care, LLC, based in Weslaco, Texas, share […]

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Faces of the Industry: Angela Howes

Angela Howes got into the landscape industry by pure chance. An associate of hers met Craig Ruppert installing a basketball hoop at his house and Ruppert offered him a job in landscaping. Not long afterward, her associate called her to interview for an administrative position. Since then, Howes has spent 17 years with Ruppert Landscape. […]

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Technically Speaking: Beginner Tips For Installing Fire Pits

It’s been a rising trend for years now – fire features are in and show no sign of stopping. In particular, fire pits have experienced high demand thanks to the increased interest in outdoor entertaining. Fire pits provide a natural gathering space in the landscape and also extend the season of homeowners’ outdoor living space, […]

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Honest, Transparent, and Intentional Leadership with Leigh McGonagle: Episode 34 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 34th 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 talk with Leigh McGonagle, owner of Poplar Point Studio, a small boutique fine gardening […]

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Greenscape Increases Sales Speed with SiteRecon

Sponsored Content Daniel Currin, CEO of Greenscape based in Raleigh, North Carolina, first became interested in SiteRecon when he realized the software offered to fully automate the measuring process of job sites. Since adding SiteRecon, Greenscape has freed up 300 hours of sales time in two months. Previously, Currin had to create a full-time internal […]

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Level Up: Green & Clean Landscaping Is Dreaming Big

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Ever since Alex Romo was a kid, he wanted to start his own company. He is now the president and general manager of his company Green & Clean Landscaping, Inc. based in Greensboro, North Carolina. “In […]

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Business Smarts: How to Take Advantage of NALP’s Job Board

Did you know that NALP has a job board you can take advantage of on LandscapeIndustryCareers.org? NALP runs national ads that drive job seekers across the country to this job board and last year, we had 190,000 page views and thousands of candidates filled out applications. Posting your job opening on this board is free […]

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Robotic Mowing 101: Teaming Up with Technology with Matt Gramer: Episode 33 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 33rd 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 talk with Matt Gramer, president of NatureWorks Landscape Services, Inc. Gramer has a B.S. […]

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How I Do It: Running a Company from Another Country

Many people experienced working remotely for the first time last year, but it was business as usual for Andy Blanchford, LIC, president and CEO of Blanchford Landscape Group, based in Bozeman, Montana. Blanchford runs his company currently from Germany and plans to for the next three years at least. He has also lived in Okinawa, […]

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How I Do It: Maintaining Employee Motivation

It’s natural for your employees to sometimes lose motivation, but it is your job as the company leader to step up and provide the right morale boost for your team. “It is our responsibility as leaders/coaches/managers to be aware of how our employees are feeling and intervene when we can to lift them up,” says […]

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