Industry Events

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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5 Ways Belknap Landscape Prioritizes Safety in Landscaping

Safety is a lot of work. But Belknap Landscape Co., in Gilford, New Hampshire, prioritizes safety, making it an every day part of doing business. “The most important reason that safety is so critical is that we want our employees to go home in the same condition—if not better—each day,” says Angie Carignan, human resources […]

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3 Key Business Trends Landscape CEOs Will Focus on in 2020

At the CEOs Unplugged panel at NALP’s Leaders Forum in January, six of the lawn and landscape industry’s top CEOs shared business advice with an audience of more than 200 other industry professionals. One question dove into what CEOs will focus on for business improvement in 2020. They highlighted three key business trends. Business Trends […]

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Creating a Landscape Workplace Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

Most companies would likely say they welcome a more diverse workforce. But they don’t know how to get the culture of diversity they seek. A session at NALP’s upcoming Workforce Summit based on the association’s new Diversity and Inclusion program will provide the framework and lenses for looking at your company differently to attract and […]

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Get the Tools You Need to Host a Landscape Career Day

The Virginia Turfgrass Council, NALP state association partners, are big users of NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative-funded Workforce Development tools. Their favorite? “The ABCs of Healthy Lawns & Landscapes” coloring book. In fact, Virginia Turfgrass Council members Wes and Paula Bray recently delivered these coloring books and packs of crayons to the Children’s Hospital of the […]

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Using the Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program to Attract Talent

The Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program debuted in February 2019. Now, one year later, industry companies are using the program and realizing success. What’s working for attracting apprentices? How are they managing the program within their companies? What lessons can they pass along? Two companies who have used the program–L.G. Scott and Eichenlaub Inc.–will be presenting […]

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