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What Did I Miss? Takeaways from NALP Field Trip at Ruppert Landscape

More than 250 landscape and lawn care professionals from companies large and small gathered to attend the fifth annual NALP Field Trip, which was held at Ruppert Landscape’s headquarters in Laytonsville, Maryland. Hosts Frank Mariani and Marty Grunder led a deep dive into what makes Ruppert so successful and how they do business. Some of […]

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NALP Members in the News: Massey Services, Davey Tree, Advanced Turf Solutions

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Massey Services Named One of Central Florida’s 2021 ‘Best Places To Work’ The Orlando Business Journal has named Massey Services one of its 2021 ‘Best Places to Work.’ This is the 10th time the publication has named Massey Services in its ‘Best Places to […]

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NALP Members in the News: SiteOne Landscape Supply, Aspire Software, Greenius, LandOne

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news.   SiteOne Landscape Supply Partners with Aspire Software SiteOne has partnered with Aspire to expand its business management software solutions offering to its customer base. “We seek to partner with the best of the best in the industry — like Aspire — giving customers […]

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NALP Members in the News: Takeoff Monkey, McHale Landscape Design, Davey Tree, Massey Services

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Takeoff Monkey Partners with GoMaterials to Provide Integrated Procurement Solution Takeoff Monkey, an on-demand takeoff and pre-construction service provider, and GoMaterials, an online landscape marketplace, have partnered to create an integrated planning and procurement solution for landscape contractors. This new solution allows Takeoff Monkey’s […]

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LawnStarter Acquires Fellow On-Demand Provider, Lawn Love

LawnStarter, based in Austin, Texas, has acquired Lawn Love, based in San Diego, California, in a cash and stock deal. Both companies are on-demand lawn and outdoor care providers. This acquisition will allow both businesses to capitalize on the growth of on-demand services. Ryan Farley, COO of LawnStarter, says both brands have seen much higher […]

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Systematizing Your Business Model To Maximize Growth

When you’re starting out in the lawn care and landscape industry, it’s easy to want to be all things to all people as customers request you do complete various tasks that might not be your specialty. Mike Rorie, CEO of GIS Dynamics/GroundSystems, says this can put you in a deep hole of doing a little […]

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Developing Emotional Intelligence in Landscape Leadership

As a leader, it’s important to adopt the use of emotional intelligence to retain good employees. Without a positive work environment, production and efficiency can be low. “In today’s work environment, people want to be heard and understood,” says Angie Carignan, human resources manager for Belknap Landscape Company. “It’s one thing to nod and smile, […]

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NALP Partners with Caterpillar to Raise Industry Visibility During Foxwoods Casino Resort 301 Race

Caterpillar and the National Association of Landscape Professionals recently partnered to raise the visibility of the landscape industry and celebrate the impact that 1 million landscape and lawn care professionals have on our nation’s green spaces. In the spring, NALP asked lawn and landscape professionals to share why they ‘dig’ landscaping to select company names […]

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Renewal and Remembrance Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Two Service Project Locations

On July 19, 2021, 250 landscape industry professionals volunteered their time and skills at Arlington National Cemetery and on the National Mall for the annual Renewal & Remembrance event. “Whether it’s the 25th or not, I think being part of Renewal and Remembrance is a great honor,” says Bruce Allentuck, president of Allentuck Landscaping Co. […]

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Many plants experienced burns from the record-breaking heatwave. Photo: Pacific Landscape Management

Landscape Professionals Deal With Heatwave Aftermath in the Pacific Northwest

The recent heatwave that impacted much of Western North America from June 26-29 set all time-records for daytime temperature highs over the four-day period. The main cause for the heatwave was from a high-pressure system that sat over the region, earning it the term ‘heat dome.’ Warm overnight temperatures also helped temperatures climb over the […]

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