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NALP Members in the News: Davey Tree Expert Company, BOSS Software, RC Mowers and Ruppert Landscape

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Davey Tree Adds to Their Brands and Promotes One The Davey Tree Expert Company has added Woodbridge Estate Care, based in Bethany, Connecticut, to its family of brands. Woodbridge has provided residential and commercial tree care, plant health care and estate care service since […]

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Level Up: Relationships Fuel Sunline Landscapes’ Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. It only took Curtis Atkinson one semester in college to know he wanted to start his own company. He had been working for another landscape company since high school, mowing lawns and working his way up […]

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Tree Care: Managing Snow and Ice Damage

Winter can be a brutal season for trees, particularly in the northern regions where they have to deal with significant snow and ice storms. Types of trees that are especially susceptible to winter damage include evergreen trees, soft-wooded trees, multi-leader trees and fastigiate trees. Evergreens’ dense crowns are more likely to catch and hold snow. […]

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What’s Your Story?

Everyone has a story. Your company’s story and how you decide to communicate it can help attract loyal customers and new employees. Especially in the lawn and landscape industry, where there is a lot of competition, your story can help differentiate you from others in your market. You might think you have a story that […]

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Building Your Team: How to Avoid Blocks in the Recruitment Funnel

Nothing is more frustrating than having a potential employee disappear before recruitment begins. If interest drops between the application submission and the in-person interview, you should fine-tune your recruitment funnel. Uncovering why your potential hires “ghost” you before they even meet your hiring manager can save you time and help you hire the right people […]

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Boosting Your Business: Making the Most of Working With a Marketing Firm

There’s no set company size or timeline as to when engaging a marketing firm can benefit your lawn or landscape business. Yet sooner or later, the question of “Do we hire an agency or bring someone in-house?” will arise. Technology is driving rapid changes in marketing – especially when it comes to digital marketing. Depending […]

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Utilize NALP Foundation Toolkits to Boost Company Diversity

To support a successful growing company, you need the most capable people on your team, regardless of their age, race, religion, gender or national origin. “In order to be competitive in the ever-changing landscape of business, new ideas, thoughts and ways of doing things need to be embraced and cultivated,” says Angela Hieronimus, director of […]

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Team Building: Raise Company Awareness Through Career Fairs

Career fairs, like the one held during the annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition, allow your company’s team members to connect with individuals seeking internships and job openings. While any lawn or landscape company that participates in career fairs can tell you they don’t convert as many attendees as they’d like, they still see value in […]

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REPLAY: Being Proactive with Safety with Drew Garcia and Greg Garcia

In this replay episode of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Brett Lemcke with R.M. Landscape and Macey Robinson with LandCare talk to Drew Garcia, vice president of the landscape group with Rancho Mesa and Greg Garcia, account executive with Rancho Mesa. Drew Garcia started off as a professional baseball player. After he retired from […]

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Protecting Your Business: How To Create a Comprehensive Crisis Management Plan

Nothing in life is certain and without a crisis management plan in place, particular tragedies and crises can be debilitating for your business. “If you have a vision for your company, then part of the vision should withstand possible scenarios that you’re going to encounter,” says Joe Lewis, LIC, chief operating officer for Yard Solutions, […]

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