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Let Your Actions Speak: Communicating Sustainability to Customers

It makes sense for sustainability and/or environmental stewardship to be a high priority for lawn and landscape companies but sometimes implementing and messaging this value can be an obstacle. Many companies in various industries declare they are green but not all of them put much action behind it. Mariani Landscape says sustainability is not just […]

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Professional Landscapers Weigh in on Pandemic’s Effects on 2020 Trends

No one could have predicted that 2020 has played out the way it has but has the pandemic and related events affected this year’s landscape trends? Many residential landscape companies have reported in a recent survey that their revenues are beating expectations this year. Eighty percent have reported increases in spending on enhancements. “Since they’re […]

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Mid-Year Check Up: Lawn and Landscape Companies Report on Their Revenue for 2020

The National Association of Landscape Professionals conducted a survey in July of 170 landscape contractor companies to see how their businesses were fairing mid-year. The overall picture is optimistic. Companies are almost evenly split as to whether they are doing better or worse than projected, and when they are doing worse – most are only […]

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Industry Growth Council Shares HOA/Commercial Landscape Market Survey Report Results

The Industry Growth Council of the National Association of Landscape Professionals conducted an HOA/Commercial Landscape Market Survey in partnership with the Community Associations Institute to gauge the perception of commercial landscape professionals by Community Associations managers. 568 Community Association managers responded to the survey. Below are some of the takeaways from the survey. As for […]

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Talking Industry and Retirement with Ken Taylor from John Deere

With 43 years in the industry, Ken Taylor, CLP, sales manager, corporate business division, John Deere, has seen the industry evolve in some very exciting ways. Though he got his start with Outboard Marine Corporation—a multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 company that manufactured boat motors—Taylor says his future was actually on land and not “on water” as […]

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Landscaper Named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 List of Best Jobs

While national data shows more students are getting high-school diplomas, college enrollment rates continue to decrease. But some jobs don’t require a college degree. Landscaping is one of them … and it’s trending in 2020. College Attendance Continues to Drop Nathan Grawe, a Carleton College economist based in Minnesota, predicts the college-going population will drop […]

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Top 5 Lawn and Landscape Trends of 2020

A great landscape needs a great foundation. What’s better than a great foundation? One that has a modern twist via technological advances. That could be why foundational elements combined with new technology are the themes that make up this year’s list of lawn and landscape trends, according to NALP. Crafted using the expertise of professionals across […]

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The 2020 Spring Landscape Color Trends Are Out! Are They What You Predicted?

Puzzled by what your clients might be looking for in seasonal color and landscape design this coming spring? Wish you could key in on the nursery stock, container colors and outdoor furnishing tones you should be keeping your eyes on? If you could only tap into a crystal ball to tell you what consumers will […]

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6 Landscape Trends for 2020 and Beyond

When it comes to predicting the landscape trends that will emerge next year, Garden Media Group is seeing 2020 and beyond very clearly. Their 2020 Garden Trends Report gives us a look at what consumers may demand and landscape professionals may experience in horticulture into the early 2020s. This year’s trends should help reconnect people […]

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Landscape Industry TED Talk: Robot Mowers

Does the landscape industry have a labor shortage? No doubt. Can robot mowers help? Phil Allen, professor at Brigham-Young University in Provo, Utah, discussed just that on Thursday morning during the TED Talks session at LANDSCAPES. Autonomous, e.g. robotic, lawn mowers offer a number of sustainability and labor-reducing benefits. Despite increasing popularity through Europe, robotic […]

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