Industry News

Talking Industry and Retirement with Ken Taylor from John Deere

With 43 years in the industry, Ken Taylor, CLP, sales manager, corporate business division, John Deere, has seen the industry evolve in some very exciting ways. Though he got his start with Outboard Marine Corporation—a multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 company that manufactured boat motors—Taylor says his future was actually on land and not “on water” as […]

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The Latest News from NALP Members: Kohler, Southern Landscape Group, The Harvest Group, FuelCred

Check out the latest news from NALP members. Latest News from NALP Members: NALP Member Southern Landscape Group Promotes Callan Dudley to General Manager Southern Landscape Group Inc., Central Virginia’s provider of landscape, hardscape and construction services, announced the promotion of Callan Dudley to general manager. Due to continual growth in their business, this senior […]

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Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician Program

Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician Program Goes Online

The Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician certification program is NALP’s flagship program. Landscape professionals consider it an essential credential. Currently, 15 state licensee partners deliver a written exam and a hands-on test. But beginning in early 2020, as a recommendation by the NALP board, the certification test will change and only be given online, removing […]

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Why Should a Landscape Pro Consider an Apprenticeship Program?

For many industries, apprenticeship programs are creating viable workforce solutions. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 5 million people will be trained through apprenticeships in 1,000 industries over the next five years. Today, with the formalization of NALP’s Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program, registered by the U.S. Department of Labor, the green industry […]

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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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The Latest Job Costing Trends Revealed! How Much Better Could Your Estimating Be?

Companies encounter no shortage of challenges when determining job costing and project profitability. A survey commissioned by QuickBooks captured some of those pain points among seven industries, including landscaping. Let’s take a look. Two to five bad estimates could put nearly 50% of companies out of business 24% of businesses say two to three bad […]

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News from NALP Members: PBI-Gordon, Davey, Sperber Landscape & Jeffrey Scott

Check out the latest NALP members in the news from PBI-Gordon, The Davey Tree Expert Co., Sperber Landscape Cos. and Jeffrey Scott. NALP Members in the News: NALP Supplier Member Doug Obermann of PBI-Gordon to Retire NALP member Doug Obermann, vice president – turf & ornamental and agricultural sales, PBI-Gordon, plans to retire effective Oct. […]

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The 4 Perks of Using Certified Irrigation Pros

Selecting and installing an irrigation system is an important investment for any of your residential or commercial clients. An irrigation system ensures that their investments — their lawns and landscapes — are nurtured and sustained. When it comes to who your customers contract to do the work, your qualifications and expertise can matter. Certified irrigation […]

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Irrigation System Checks That Save Water

Irrigation systems need regular maintenance to keep them working efficiently year after year. Damage from lawn equipment or improper winterization can cause leaks and other serious problems that can cost your customers a significant amount of wasted water. Here are a few irrigation system checks to perform on a monthly, yearly or periodic basis to […]

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NALP Members in the News: BrightView, Bartlett, Green Lawn Fertilizing, Water & Sustainability Innovation Awards

NALP members are growing, innovating and making names for themselves. Check out the latest updates in our special NALP Members in the News weekly blog. NALP Members in the News: BrightView launches Property Maintenance Interface BrightView Holdings announced the launch of BrightView (BV) Connect, an interface for property maintenance engagement.BV Connect virtually connects the customer with […]

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