Industry Events

Inside the Minds of Current Landscape Students—Your Future Employees

Sure, you know what you’re thinking about the job openings you need to fill at your landscape business and the work you need to get done regardless of if you fill them or not. But do you know what your future employees are thinking? We asked current horticulture students who are attending NALP’s National Collegiate […]

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Breakfast With Champions: Q&A On Business Groups

“A business is like a shark–if it isn’t always adapting, changing, innovating … moving, it’ll die. As a leader of your business, it’s your job to always be learning and coming up with new ways to move your business forward. To always be in an environment of personal, mental and spiritual growth, surround yourself with […]

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How to Better Understand Your Landscape Clients with Customer Profiling

Many sales experts say better understanding your customers is the secret of successful selling. Existing customers are important sources of information. The more you know about them, the more you can target other people like them as new customers and the more you can increase current customers’ spending. Customer profiling enables lawn and landscape professionals […]

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How to Build a Winning Team

What do sports have to do with the way you run a business? Quite a lot, says Ross Bernstein, an award-winning, peak-performance business speaker who is the best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books. Bernstein will be leading a 2020 Leaders Forum workshop entitled, “Harnessing Innovation and Technology to Invest in Your Company’s Future: Greatest […]

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Landscape Industry TED Talk: Robot Mowers

Does the landscape industry have a labor shortage? No doubt. Can robot mowers help? Phil Allen, professor at Brigham-Young University in Provo, Utah, discussed just that on Thursday morning during the TED Talks session at LANDSCAPES. Autonomous, e.g. robotic, lawn mowers offer a number of sustainability and labor-reducing benefits. Despite increasing popularity through Europe, robotic […]

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How 3 Landscape Businesses Bring Action to Core Values

Company culture is increasingly becoming a differentiator for landscape businesses. A positive, productive culture has the power to make prospective employees and customers want to partner with you. Even more important, they’ll make them want to stay with you. While it can be simple to describe what your company does, as in the services it […]

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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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