Industry News

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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3 Smart Irrigation Technologies to Use for System Upgrades

The irrigation industry is experiencing a renaissance of smart irrigation technologies. Now more than ever there are irrigation products that use advanced sensors, Wi-Fi and app-based capabilities to automatically adjust watering schedules, communicate problems and save water. As a result, people receive more data and power to control irrigation systems. “Smart” irrigation systems irrigate landscapes […]

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NALP Members in the News

Check out the latest news from NALP members! NALP Members in the News: Carl Atwell Purchases Gempler’s NALP supplier member Gempler’s was purchased by Carl Atwell, the company’s new president, in January. The company sought a new buyer after previous owner, Ariens Specialty Brands, chose to focus on its power equipment business. Gempler’s then relaunched […]

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Be a Smart Irrigation Month Leader

Do your customers understand that efficient irrigation can save them water and money? Participate in the Smart Irrigation Month campaign and position your company as a leader in water-saving practices with customers, business partners and peers. Here are some smart ideas to help you become a smart leader this July from the Irrigation Association. Market […]

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