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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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How to Build Better Landscape Customer Relationships

Most lawn and landscape professionals agree that building customer relationships is crucial to recruiting and retaining clients. While it’s common for business owners to focus their resources on gaining new business, building strong relationships with existing clients is important. It can set you up for repeat business. And happy clients also refer your services to […]

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Finding and Keeping Employees in a Tough Labor Market

If you’re struggling with finding and keeping employees right now, you aren’t alone. The lawn and landscape industry is facing a significant shortage of qualified workers and it seems that everyone is vying for the same people. In your own local market, you might feel as though the best workers get gobbled up by another […]

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How LandCare is Getting Educators to Promote the Landscape Profession

In this era of labor shortages within the lawn and landscape industry, many companies are looking to connect with students before they make their career choices. Traditionally, that has meant working with local colleges. But LandCare has found that connecting with high schools may be even more impactful. After all, there are many students who […]

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What Your Landscape Customers Really Want to Know

Do you ever wonder how successful you are at reaching new landscape customers? In this competitive industry, you know that converting prospects to leads is vital to your success. But are you still focusing most of your marketing efforts on talking about how great your company is? Then you probably aren’t making nearly as many […]

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How to Fix Your Landscape Business Cash Flow Issues

What’s the life blood of any lawn and landscape business? Cash flow. You use the money that comes in from customers or other means to buy equipment, and pay expenses and employees. Of course, you want positive cash flow, which allows you to make new investments, such as hiring more employees or opening another location. […]

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