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The Edge Magazine

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Boosting Your Business: Insider Strategies to Outfit Trailers for Battery-Power Operations

Is your trailer ready for battery-powered equipment? It might seem like a cut-and-dried process to swap out your gas cans for battery packs, but reconfiguring your trailers requires careful thought and consideration to be set up for success. Research Is Key The first consideration is determining how many pieces of battery-powered equipment and batteries each […]

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The Agronomist: Want To Improve Your Lawn Services? Become a Horticultural Detective!

Back before I joined NALP, I spent quite a bit of my time training new lawn specialists. That includes teaching problem-solving, a proficiency that takes a very long time to master. While it is very true that some of the problems we encounter in caring for turfgrass are pest-related, many times, the problems are due […]

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Protecting Your Business: Technology to Help Provide Proof of Service

Do you struggle with clients not knowing that you’ve provided service? In some cases, it’s obvious when work has been completed, such as snow being gone from a parking lot, but there are other services where clients may question if your crews have been to the site at all. Providing proof of service is a […]

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Technology & Culture: Shaping the Future of Landscaping

The landscaping industry is undergoing a significant transformation with the integration of technology, a new approach to work culture and a move towards environmentally friendly practices. These changes are making a positive impact on businesses and generating engagement among the next generation. Powered by Technology The impact of technology on the landscaping industry is increasingly […]

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Boosting Your Business: How to Cater to Younger Generations of Clients

Depending on who you talk to, millennials and younger generations can make up anywhere from 25 to 80 percent of their customer base. While no generation is a monolith and people shouldn’t be stereotyped based on their age, it is important to understand what matters to younger generations as they become a larger section of […]

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Changing the Game: Entrepreneurs 35 and Younger Share Their Outlook on the Industry

Some common threads you’ll often find in entrepreneurs’ stories are a desire to be their own boss and a background of starting side hustles from a young age. For instance, Quinn Kampf, 26, owner of White Pine Landscaping, based in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, started his first business when he was six. He dabbled in […]

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Building Your Team: Integrating Technology to Recruit and Retain Employees

Adopting more technology in your operations not only helps with your company’s efficiency, but can also communicate to new hires that you are a forward-thinking business. Rather than having the mindset of ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it,’ integrating new types of technology shows your commitment to innovation and can make tasks less demanding. […]

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Protecting Your Business: Focus on Safety Training When Onboarding

Statistically, the first six to 12 months with a landscape company are the most dangerous period for new employees. By taking the time to ensure proper safety training from the start, you can help lower this high incidence level for your new hires. While it may seem like common sense to include safety training in […]

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Wild violets proliferating in a thin, weak stand of turfgrass.

The Agronomist: Cultivate a Healthy Lawn to Control Weeds

This coming Labor Day will mark the sixth anniversary of my second career of government relations. Before that, I was in lawn care, working for myself and for others over the course of thirty seasons. I use the word ‘season’ instead of ‘years’ because, in the lawn care industry, we mark time in terms of […]

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Meet the First Kevin Kehoe Student Leader of the Year Award Recipient

Throughout his life, Kevin Kehoe, Aspire co-founder, made charitable contributions to the NALP Foundation as a scholarship ambassador and as the lead champion of the annual NALP Foundation Scholarship Reception, held in conjunction with the NALP National Collegiate Landscape Competition. He stressed the importance of giving to and supporting students to attract the next generation […]

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