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How to Effectively Manage Daily Challenges at Work

Every landscape company encounters daily challenges, ranging from tiny workflow hiccups and minor snags to major issues and complete disasters. The question is not how to eliminate these challenges — you can’t – but rather, how to leverage them for your benefit. Phil Harwood, managing partner for GrowTheBench.com, will cover insights and strategies for new […]

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Adopt Sustainable Landscape Practices and Grow Your Business

The decision to adopt more sustainable landscaping practices can be a powerful catalyst for business growth. As the environmental movement continues, consider embracing practices with a reduced environmental impact and become a sustainability leader in your community. Bob Grover, LIC, president of Pacific Landscape Management will present on this topic at LANDSCAPES 2020: The Virtual […]

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Best Practices for Attracting and Managing Talent with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Mind

If you’re looking to build and retain your workforce you want to ensure you’re bringing on the top talent. Having a company that supports diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives can help with that goal. Brigitte Orrick, director of recruiting and employee development for The Davey Tree Expert Company will be on a panel discussing this […]

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How to Prepare Your Company For Potential Crisis Scenarios

Some crises are thrust upon us, like a pandemic or tough laws; others are self-inflicted through carelessness, poor planning or just plain bad luck. Regardless of how you get there, it’s possible to come through a crisis with your bottom line and your reputation intact. During his session at LANDSCAPES 2020: The Virtual Experience, Christopher […]

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NALP Holds 2020 Renewal & Remembrance Ceremony

Arlington National Cemetery is currently closed to the public, but that wasn’t going to stop the National Association of Landscape Professionals Renewal and Remembrance Committee from wanting to keep the tradition of honor and service alive on what would have been the 24th anniversary of the annual event. Each year hundreds of landscape and lawn […]

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Reflecting on Renewal and Remembrance

NALP recently made the difficult decision to cancel Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Days for 2020 due to COVID-19. This would have marked the 25th year NALP members gathered to lend their professional skills to care for and beautify Arlington National Cemetery. Originally started by the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA, a legacy […]

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How to Make a Good Virtual First Impression

Earlier this month, we shared how students and landscape professionals can get the most out of NCLC and while the in-person event is cancelled, we welcome you to participate in the upcoming NCLC virtual event on April 7-8 from 1 to 4 p.m. ET on both days. Here are a few tips on how to […]

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Coronavirus Webinar for Landscape & Lawn Care Companies

To help companies deal with the business and operational ramifications of the Coronavirus, the National Association of Landscape Professionals will host the free webinar, “Dealing with the Coronavirus in Your Landscape or Lawn Care Business,” on Wednesday, March 18, from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET. The webinar is limited to 500 registrants. Presenters include: […]

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Workforce Summit Highlights Dozens of Strategies to Strengthen Your Employee Base; Here Are 4 Key Takeaways

More than 100 industry CEOs and HR-focused staff, and representatives from allied industries and the Department of Labor gathered in Alexandria, Virginia, this week at NALP’s Workforce Summit to share strategies and best practices to attract and retain employees. With unemployment at near record lows, many industries are competing for the same employees who landscape […]

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3 Ways Students and Landscape Pros Can Get the Most Out of NCLC

Mason Shaffer says attending NALP’s “Student Career Days”—now the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC)—in 2007 and 2008 ultimately led to his full-time landscape career. Today, he is the senior garden designer for Blanchford Landscape Group and Shaffer says it was his interaction with Andy Blanchford, company owner, at the event that put that opportunity in […]

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