Operations

First individuals complete the Landscape Management Apprenticeship Progam

Merino Landscape, Inc., based in San Diego, California, is the first company with individuals to complete NALP’s Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program (LMAP), with three apprentices finishing the program in May. While typically it takes apprentices 12 to 15 months to complete the program, apprentices Julien Alcaraz, Jaime Alcaraz and Krystian Merino were able to finish […]

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Serpico Landscaping Shares How They Are Staying Safe and Operating Lean

Like other landscaping companies currently operating during the pandemic, Serpico Landscaping has rolled out a number of operational practices to keep crews and clients safe. From deep cleaning their facilities and equipment every day to providing masks and gloves for all employees, Serpico says they’re taking COVID-19 safety precautions seriously. While many companies have implemented […]

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Looking at COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Landscape Maintenance Companies

The impact the shelter-in-place orders had on NALP members and their commercial clients has varied greatly. As parts of the country start to open things back up, here’s what businesses that offer commercial maintenance are seeing in the field. Which Customers Are Cutting Back For No Ka Oi Landscape Services, based in Hanapepe, Hawaii, they […]

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How Fleet Tracking Can Boost Your Company’s Productivity

Bobby Frisch, co-owner of Frisch & Sons, based in Orange, California, shared how to improve your productivity through better vehicle tracking during a webinar sponsored by MiX Telematics on May 6. If you missed that webinar, here are the key benefits of adding fleet tracking to your business. Frisch’s company specializes in landscaping, demolition and […]

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New Normal: What Practices Landscape Pros Might Keep After COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed many landscape and lawn care businesses’ routines. Some new operating methods are so successful, they may stick – even after the virus is gone. Staggered start times Rossen Landscape, based in Great Falls, Virginia, has implemented staggered start times with crews leaving at 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 7:45 in the morning. There […]

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Tips to Use to Train Your Trainers

Fred Haskett, Head Harvester with The Harvest Landscape Consulting Group led a webinar on how to train your trainers on April 22. If you missed that webinar, here are the key takeaways he presented. Haskett says the way to develop a well-trained, safe and effective workforce is to know how to train your trainers. He […]

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