Industry Events

3 Ways to Break Into the Millennial Minds of Your Landscape Employees

With the proper motivation, training and support system, members of any generation can become capable of remarkable accomplishments. Phil Gwoke‘s goal in speaking to LANDSCAPES attendees at the CEO Forum this week was to bring awareness to what formed and influenced the generations, explore the resulting values and motivations. Then, he gave landscape business owners […]

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Landscape of the Month: DeSantis Landscapes Takes a Sports Complex to the Next LEED Level

When an already-sustainable sports and entertainment complex was looking to up their game even more, they turned to DeSantis Landscapes to get the job done. The Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, a 30-acre campus and home to the Portland Trail Blazers, had been improving their sustainability efforts across the board, having earned their first […]

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11 Ways to Maximize Your Time and Money at Conferences

Attending LANDSCAPES next week? Make the most of your trip–and come back with lots of great ideas to better your business–with these 11 ways to maximize your time and money at conferences. 1. Mazimize Your Time and Money at Conferences: MAKE FRIENDS FIRST I have found that it is important to make new contacts you […]

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Entrepreneurial Couples: When Business and Life Collide

The lawn and landscape industry has an interesting dynamic in that it involves quite a few “entrepreneurial couples,” a new term that is replacing “mom-and-pop.” The term refers to businesses owned by couples (spouses or life partners). And the truth is, there are more of them out there than people realize. Couples run many small […]

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3 Ways to Reach the iGen Workforce

If you’re struggling to hire or retain employees, it’s possible you may need to revisit the way you do things. Today, the post-millennial generation (Generation Z) is arriving in the workforce—and their wants and needs are quite different than you might be used to. That means if you’re still employing yesterday’s approach to hiring and […]

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7 Ways to Turbocharge Your Landscape Business Growth

What does it take to achieve great accomplishments in the lawn and landscape industry? Here are 7 valuable insights industry consultant Jeffrey Scott suggests to help accelerate your landscape business growth. Landscape Business Growth Truth #1: Nice Guys (and Gals) Finish First Some of the most attractive and compelling leadership traits are those of optimistic, […]

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3 Ways to Improve the Financial Health of Your Landscape Business

Trying to keep a finger on the pulse of a company’s financial health can be difficult for a lot of landscape business owners. Sometimes, the everyday tasks of the business just get in the way of keeping up with the financials. But ignoring that information can be detrimental to your success. James Huston of J.R. […]

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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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Be a Smart Irrigation Month Leader

Do your customers understand that efficient irrigation can save them water and money? Participate in the Smart Irrigation Month campaign and position your company as a leader in water-saving practices with customers, business partners and peers. Here are some smart ideas to help you become a smart leader this July from the Irrigation Association. Market […]

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How to Bridge the Generation Gap When Hiring

If you’re like a lot of landscape business owners, then you might be struggling to figure out how to bridge the generation gap when hiring. Whether you’ve already hired new young people—or you’re just looking to attract more of them to your business—then you may have already noticed that there seems to be a disconnect […]

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