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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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The West Coast Turns Out for the NALP Field Trip

Marty Grunder, Inc. Frank Mariani and Pacific Landscape Management teamed up with the National Association of Landscape Professionals to host the third annual NALP Field Trip, this time in Portland, Oregon. Record numbers of landscape pros joined us in Portland for the multi-day event. The education sessions started with Marty Grunder kicking drawing in an analogy […]

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Use the NALP Action Center to Contact Legislators

NALP is aggressively pursuing legislative fixes for our key advocacy issues; H-2B permanent cap relief and Pesticide Regulatory reform. But we need your help NOW, before a looming September 30 deadline.  September 30, marks the end of the fiscal year for the government and Congress is required to pass 12 appropriations bills to keep the federal […]

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2018 Advocacy, Community Partnership and Environmental Stewardship Awards

In keeping with its history of honoring a commitment to professionalism in the landscape industry, the National Association of Landscape Professionals has named its 2018 Advocacy, Community Partnership and Environmental Stewardship Award winners. Honorees include the following. Jeff Fedorchak, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at TruGreen, received the 2018 Advocacy Award for his work managing […]

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Advocating on Capitol Hill this Week

It seemed fitting that when our buses pulled up in front of the Capitol this week with more than 100 landscape and lawn care professionals headed out for our annual industry Day on the Hill, that the sprinklers were on in the early morning, working to keep the lawn in front of the Capitol looking […]

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Design Challenge: Adding Green to a Downtown Area

By: Sheryl S. Jackson Photos Courtesy of James Wilson Southern Botanical is a 2017 Grand Award winner of the NALP Awards of Excellence  When the owner of Tasset Eye Park – a private park in downtown Dallas – wanted a facelift and design for the site that would connect it to the new Forty Five […]

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Tech Tip: Heat & Drought Stress

It seems like yesterday that we were dealing with snow cover that did not want to go away and waterlogged soils that significantly slowed the development of our lawns, mostly because it was yesterday, but those conditions have vanished and we have new challenges – it’s that time of year again – time for heat […]

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Tech Tip: Stemming and Seedheads

You’ve fertilized, applied crabgrass control, sprayed weeds, and instructed your customer on how to water and mow their lawn.  On your last visit, the lawn was screaming green, the best in the neighborhood.  Today, the customer calls and says that their lawn is ruined, you’re responsible and that they’re going to sue you, report you […]

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