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The Landscape Professional Magazine

Solved: Big Liability Exposure for Lawn and Ornamental Care Companies

The application of herbicides and pesticides creates significant liability exposures for lawn and ornamental care companies. For this reason, specific insurance coverage is needed to protect their business in the event a third party is harmed either through bodily injury or property damage. Introducing a One of a Kind Coverage for Lawn and Ornamental Care […]

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The Business Case for Certification

If you are seeking ways to stand out as a highly-skilled lawn and landscape company, consider investing in your team members’ Landscape Industry Certified (LIC) credentials. NALP offers certification for six categories: business manager, exterior technician, interior technician, horticulture technician, lawn care manager and lawn care technician. Shayne Newman, LIC, president of YardScapes Landscape Professionals, […]

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How to Assess the Impact of a Workplace Injury vs Profitability

Lawn and landscape business owners actively look for opportunities to improve business operations. When it comes to evaluating the safety program, a challenge most companies have faced is quantifying the true impact of a workplace injury or illness. OSHA released their “$afety Pays” application to bridge direct and indirect workplace injury cost vs the company’s […]

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Developing Your Team Through an Apprenticeship Program

NALP’s Apprenticeship Program offers job seekers a path to a new career through a paid apprenticeship with a landscape company that includes on-the-job training. The program, first introduced in February 2019, is now beginning to turn out and registered companies are beginning to have individuals complete their apprenticeship. New Garden Landscaping & Nursery Inc, based […]

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How to Take Advantage of New Plant Material

Plant breeders are constantly introducing new plant cultivars with a variety of desirable traits such as disease resistance, low water requirements, growth habits and color. A new year marks a new batch of plant material for you to check out. Here’s how some companies go about implementing new plant material in their landscape designs. When […]

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Industry Outlook

With 2020 now officially behind us, many landscape professionals are excited about what this new year will hold. That being said, most are well-aware that some of the hot-button issues of 2020 have followed us into 2021. As much as everyone would like to start this year with a clean slate, issues like H-2B, pesticide […]

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Most Company Owners Have Had a Business Mentor. Do You?

If you ask anyone who uses the NALP’s Trailblazer Mentoring Program why other members should consider using it, they’ll often say it’s a no brainer. The program allows member companies to learn from volunteer industry professionals who share their knowledge about how to run successful lawn care and landscape companies. Participants often meet at the […]

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2021 Forecast for Commercial Markets

Editor’s Note: This article was written Dec. 4, 2020 COVID-19 caused major disruptions in the commercial markets with some benefiting and others struggling due to its effects on how companies do business. For lawn care and landscape companies that service commercial clients, paying attention to trends in commercial business sectors now takes on new importance. […]

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Member Spotlight: Tom Brumfield, Siteworks Landscape

Tom Brumfield, president and founder of Siteworks Landscape, based in Richmond, California, first got into the landscape industry when a high school friend offered him a job as a groundskeeper at a local retirement community. “While working there, I found out another alumni from my high school was pursuing a degree from The Ohio State […]

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Increase Customer Retention with the Fast Visual Results of Blindside Herbicide from FMC

Partner Content Founded in 1973, Waynes serves residential customers in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The company offers year-round lawn care. Zac Fleming, lawn supervisor for the Huntsville branch of Waynes, says there are many reasons their customers choose them including having educated technicians and using the best chemicals available. “We don’t shy from chemicals,” Fleming […]

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