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Inflation Reduction Act Features Tax Credit for Commercial Grade Electric Lawn Mowers

The Inflation Reduction Act was signed by President Biden on Aug. 16, 2022, and this new law includes a tax credit for electric vehicles. Within the definition, large commercial grade lawn mowers are included. The tax credit is 30 percent per vehicle/lawn mower, with a max of $7,500 per vehicle/lawn mower. The credit is available […]

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Innovator Series: The Future Is Robotics as a Service

Sponsored Content When Robin Autopilot started out in 2015, founders Justin Crandall and Bart Lomont used a ‘Uber-for-lawncare’ model for their traditional mowing services. However, due to labor gaps, they switched to robotic mowing and sold off the traditional business to Porch.com. They launched a franchise model to expand the business in 2018. In 2019, […]

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Hot Topics: Hiring, Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent: Season 2, Episode 42 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

  • March 10, 2022
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In season 2, episode 42 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Macey Robinson with LandCare, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench and Luke Melograno with Mariani Landscape talk with each other. In this podcast, our hosts discuss the hot topics of hiring, recruiting and retention. With the lack of available workforce being a […]

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Technically Speaking: Applying Brine at the Right Time

Adding brine to your snow removal services can help reduce the amount of granular rock salt you need to use in your operations. It can also be a proactive tool to use before snowstorms hit. The level of service you are contractually required to provide, the nature of the winter storm and the functional nature […]

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FMC True Champions Program Helps Smaller Lawn Care Companies

What is the FMC True Champions program? The FMC True Champions program is an end-user rewards program built upon three pillars: Rebates and Rewards, Business Building Solutions, and Industry Commitment. Lawn care operators can not earn valuable rebates on FMC products through various programs, they also have access to valuable resources to grow their business, as […]

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The Big Green Podcast | COVID-19 Conversations with Brandon Walters, Valley Landscaping

  • May 7, 2020
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NALP CEO Britt Wood sits down to chat with Brandon Walters, Account Manager with Valley Landscaping in Virginia. They started recruiting efforts prior to the COVID-19 virus by looking to local high schools and colleges for new employees and have had success with hiring. Listen in to learn more!

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The Big Green Podcast | COVID-19 Conversations with Brandon Walters, Valley Landscaping

  • May 7, 2020
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NALP CEO Britt Wood sits down to chat with Brandon Walters, Account Manager with Valley Landscaping in Virginia. They started recruiting efforts prior to the COVID-19 virus by looking to local high schools and colleges for new employees and have had success with hiring. Listen in to learn more!

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What This Landscape Pro Did When Growth Increased His Number of Job Openings

As Oasis Turf & Tree has grown rapidly (on average 16 percent a year), so has their need for finding great talent to fill job openings. In fact, on average, the company has had to add six to eight new employees each season. This is in addition to four new production routes. With each new […]

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The Workforce Shortage is Real … Here’s How the Landscape Industry Plans to Cope

Last week, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, through the Industry Growth Initiative, held a Workforce Development and Recruitment Summit at its office in Fairfax, Virginia, to address the industry’s workforce shortage. Approximately 50 attendees from major regional green industry associations, as well as experts from other major industries attended the event, sharing their respective […]

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Lawn, Landscape, and Sports Turf Field Day at Virginia Tech

Author Tom Tracy is the Executive Director of the Virginia Turfgrass Council  Turfgrass, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental sciences, and other industry segments can operate in self-imposed isolation. Working towards achieving cohesiveness between different industry segments, Virginia Tech’s new School of Plant and Environmental Sciences conducted the second annual Lawn, Landscape, and Sports Turf Field Day on […]

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