Community Service

The Value of Community Outreach for This Landscape Pro

Each year, the NALP Community Partnership Award recognizes companies who demonstrate leadership in helping restore or revive communities. NALP presents the award to companies actively engaged in community outreach. It also highlightes the aesthetic, environmental and quality of life benefits the landscape industry brings to communities across the country. This year, the first award goes […]

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NALP Member Mark Maslow Flies Supplies to Treasure Cay After Hurricane Dorian Destruction

Having vacationed with his family in Treasure Cay (part of the Great Abaco Island, Bahamas), Mark Maslow, owner and president of Southern Landscape Group Inc., in Evington, Virginia, says he was on alert watching the news about Hurricane Dorian. When Hurricane Dorian struck the island, he knew he had to do whatever he could to […]

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NALP Member Ed Klaas Offers Hurricane Help

Edward Joseph Klaas, II, owner of Southern Sprinkler Systems LLC in Roswell, Georgia, has made an effort to assist in every major hurricane in the Southeast since 2005 when his company’s assistance with Hurricane Katrina left a lasting impact. After Hurricane Dorian left parts of the Bahamas devastated, Klaas teamed up with a local business […]

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A Little Renewal, A Little Remembrance and Some Legislative Days Bring Industry Peers Together

Impending H-2B legislation. Pesticide regulation pressures. Growing water conservation worries. Do you feel overwhelmed by one or more of these imperative lawn and landscape industry issues? Then step away from your business and attend NALP’s Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Days on the Hill events July 14-17. The event kicks off July 14 with a […]

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Utopian Pulls off Surprise Landscape Project

Guest contributor, Terra Phelps of Utopian Landscapes of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania shares the story of their company’s Earth Day volunteer service project.  Last Fall I reached out to our client who is the founder of the Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance to see if she knew of any ideal candidates for a community project for Earth Day […]

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Behind the Scenes of Renewal & Remembrance

Have you ever wondered what takes place the days leading up to our annual Renewal & Remembrance event at Arlington National Cemetery? Let’s see… The equipment began trickling in on Thursday (and will continue to do so through the weekend). The lime and gypsum has arrived, the trees are being tagged, the Children’s Planting area […]

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The landscape industry day of service made an impact

The 2015 Day of Service has come and gone, and it was a great one. It’s always so inspiring to hear about the many community service projects that take place that same day all over the country. This year we had more than 60 projects within 25 states, approximately 700 volunteers, and more than $200K […]

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Honoring you!

PLANET loves to honor our members and the great work that they do throughout the entire year. Our members and this industry, are committed to serving the world’s green spaces and those who use them! They are dedicated to providing the best for their customers and representing PLANET well. This past fall, PLANET introduced our […]

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A family affair

  PLANET’s Renewal and Remembrance event in July has become a part of the Kuperus Family and Farmside Landscape summer plans and we always strive to make sure we can fit it in. When we first attended the event, about 10 years ago, we took the family, including our infant son carried on our back, […]

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Volunteerism Fosters Growth

When I became PLANET president last year, I truly didn’t have any idea how the year would unfold. As a long-time lawn care professional and supporter of PLANET, I have a vested interest in the industry, and thought that serving as president would give me an opportunity to promote and help improve the industry. Hopefully, […]

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