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Trends and Technology

Innovation Done Right: The Vanguard® Oil Guard™ System

Sponsored Content Less equipment maintenance means more profit. You invest a lot of time and money maintaining your operation’s fleet of landscaping equipment. These expenses take a big bite out of your bottom line every year. To guard against rising costs and ever-tightening margins, profitable landscaping professionals power their mowers with Vanguard® engines featuring the […]

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Technology Toolbox: Speed Up Your Lawn and Landscaping Estimates

The lawn and landscape industry has come a long way from having to do everything with pen and paper. Because time is money, you can impress potential clients and cut down on long work hours by taking advantage of the different types of estimating software available. There are several different types of estimating software options […]

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Talking with Innovators: A Chat with Carissa Gingras of Briggs & Stratton

Sponsored contentIn the newest episode of The Big Green Podcast, NALP CEO Britt Wood talks with Carissa Gingras, senior director marketing for power applications, at Briggs & Stratton about their Vanguard commercial engines, the various innovations they have coming out this year and trends they see for the future. Some of Briggs & Stratton’s innovations […]

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What’s New? Plant Material to Try in 2022

“New varieties can help solve some landscape challenges, such as needing something that fits into a space without needing a lot of maintenance pruning,” says Jane Beggs-Joles, landscape market coordinator for Proven Winners. “They also help to set you apart from the competition. Being up on the newest varieties is one more way to elevate […]

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Where Do You Stack Up in NALP’s 2021 Financial Benchmark Study?

Have you ever wanted a yardstick to measure your company’s performance against others in the industry? Look no further than the 2021 Financial Benchmark Study. This study presents a detailed analysis of key operating and financial data from lawn care and landscape professionals in the industry and allows you to analyze your company’s strengths and […]

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Tree Care: What to Know About Palm Trees and Carbon Sequestration

A few months ago some stories were circulating about how Florida should ditch palm trees to fight the climate crisis. While it’s an attention-grabbing headline, there is far more nuance that needs to be added to the conversation. “There are lots of other things that trees do besides just sequester carbon,” says Jason Henning, a […]

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Landscape and Industry Trends for 2022

Whether we’re ready for it or not, 2022 is almost here. Focus on the landscape shot up at the start of the pandemic and that appreciation for the outdoors isn’t going anywhere. Below are some of the industry and design trends that landscape professionals are expecting to see going strong next year. Industry Trends While […]

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Talking with Innovators: A Conversation with Josh Sooy of Cub Cadet

In the newest episode of The Big Green Podcast, NALP CEO Britt Wood chats with Josh Sooy, director of the professional business segment for Cub Cadet, about their latest innovations and how they are keeping their eyes on the future. One of Cub Cadet’s recent innovations is their new PRO Z SurePath, which will perform […]

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5 Ways Texting Can Boost Your Landscaping Business

Guest Content As the owner of a landscaping business, chances are strong that you’re having an increasingly difficult time reaching customers by phone and email. They’re busy with other things, and that broken communication is an ever-present threat keeping you from getting paid and retaining customers. So what can you do? You need to grab […]

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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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