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Level Up: Surrounds Landscaping’s Strong Branding Aids Their Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Barry Schneider didn’t plan on owning his own landscaping company starting out. He fell in love with the landscape industry after watching a design/build firm transform his parents’ backyard as a teenager. He says it was […]

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Design/Build: Opting To Charge Design Fees

Think of a skilled profession where you don’t have to pay a consultation fee. If you had trouble thinking of a field where this happens, it’s because it’s rare for people to give away their expertise for free. Yet it is a common practice for those who do offer design/build services to not charge for […]

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Team Building: Why Employee Recognition and Incentive Programs Matter

Because people spend a significant amount of their lives working, it makes sense individuals want to be somewhere they feel their efforts are acknowledged and celebrated. Recognition is among the top three most effective non-financial factors when it comes to employee retention. Not only does recognition improve employee retention, but it also helps promote desired […]

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Spring Check-In: Season 2, Episode 50 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 50 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus at Include Software, Brett Lemcke with RM Landscape and Macey Robinson with LandCare talk with each other. In this podcast, our hosts talk about wrapping up the first quarter and the things they learned last year that have made […]

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Technically Speaking: The Art of Mowing Patterns

Sports fields are often known for their lush swaths of green grass with perfect stripes or mowing patterns. However, mowing patterns aren’t limited to just athletic fields. You can make your client’s property the envy of the neighborhood with the right steps. Lawn striping can be used to accentuate certain parts of the property or […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Creating a Backyard Resort and Spa

When it came time for the Bethesda, Maryland homeowners to begin the transformation of their backyard into a resort-style wonderland, they gave the green light to Bethesda-based Fine Earth Landscaping, Inc. It was always the plan to add a pool and outdoor entertainment area and they were eager to get started once the complicated, lengthy […]

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NALP Members in the News: SavATree, LandOpt, WorkWave, PBI-Gordon and Davey Tree  

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Tree Equity Plays Crucial Role in SavATree’s Consulting Group Plans SavATree is involved in several tree equity-related projects, as increasing tree equity adds significant value to a city and its citizens. SavATree Consulting Group is collaborating on projects in Providence, Rhode Island; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; […]

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Team Building: Selecting Education that Interests Employees

Providing continuing education for your employees calls for investment from your company. To make sure your efforts are worth it, work with your team to select training that is relevant and interesting to them. Companies like Fine Earth Landscape, Inc. and Green Lawn Fertilizing/Green Pest Solutions have been paying for their employees’ continuing education from […]

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Business Smarts: Offering Financing for Clients

Oftentimes when a consumer is making a sizable purchase for a house, a car or other investment, they look for financing to help make the cost more manageable. Yet frequently, landscaping companies opt not to offer their customers any financing options, believing this is best left to the banks to handle. However, offering financing has […]

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REPLAY: Balancing Employee Development and Business Needs

In this replay episode of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Miles Kuperus, system architect at Include Software, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talk with Chris Joyce, president of the Joyce Companies. The Joyce Companies consist of the following […]

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