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Tis the Season: Landscape Companies Give Back to Their Communities

Even though the months of November and December bring thankfulness and giving to the forefront of people’s minds, these landscape companies opt to give back to their communities year-round. Peter Novak, president of Serpico Landscaping, based in Hayward, California, says they have grown their company in the San Francisco Bay area for 32 plus years […]

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Best Practices for Increasing Your Sales Closure Rate

Just like a hitter with a lot of RBIs makes his team more likely to win baseball games, having a salesperson with a higher sales closure rate can help your company succeed. Increasing your sales closure rate requires you to take a look at your sales process and see where things are going awry. It’s […]

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Innovator Series: Building A Smarter Mower

Sponsored Content The adoption of smart technology across industries continues to grow as organizations and businesses look for solutions to tackle today’s challenges and realize tomorrow’s potential. Products like smart sensors, cloud computing and IoT devices are becoming more commonplace in businesses of all sizes. And while professional landscaping has seen its fair share of […]

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Faces of the Industry: Jesse Cardoza

Jesse Cardoza started helping his father in his lawn service business when he was eight years old. In the beginning, he had to find properties through a Mapsco book and used payphones for directions. When he was 15, he would work his father’s lawn maintenance route so they could go on vacations with his younger […]

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Learning From the Largest

In the lawn and landscaping business, everyone has to get their start somewhere. But for most companies, the goal is to grow in some form or fashion. The fact is finding the right path to grow can feel daunting. Lawn and landscaping companies can level up and grow in so many ways. They can diversify […]

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On the Same Page: Why Open-Book Management Helps

Imagine you’re the quarterback for a football team, but for some reason, you’re the only one on your team who knows what the points are on the scoreboard. Some of your teammates are convinced they’re up against an unsurmountable lead and have given up while others think they are comfortably ahead and as a result […]

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The Agronomist: Reflecting on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Your Lawn Care Season

Hopefully by the time you read this your lawn care season is drawing to a successful conclusion. A well-deserved rest awaits before you begin the planning process for the 2022 season. But before you put things to bed for the year, I suggest you take some time to reflect upon the good, the bad and the ugly of the […]

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2021 Judges Award: Made in the Shade

In Wilmette, Illinois, a granite cobble drive leads to a home with 25 mature trees and sweeping planting beds filled with flowering shrubs and perennials. The client wanted a colorful landscape they could enjoy with friends and family so they hired Chalet Nursery in 2017 to take on the maintenance. Their work on this property […]

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Meet Bruce Wilson, NALP’s 2021 Lifetime Leadership Award Winner

This year’s Lifetime Leadership Award winner has truly been in the industry for his entire lifetime. Like many others, Bruce Wilson first started out by mowing grass as a kid. “Ironically, my father made me quit mowing lawns and get a job because he thought that it would be good for me to know what […]

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Meet Andrew Ziehler, 2021 Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates before him, fellow entrepreneur Andrew Ziehler also started his business in a garage. While he didn’t go on to the tech industry, Ziehler has made notable achievements in the landscape and lawn care industry, so much so that he has been selected as this year’s Young Entrepreneur of the […]

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