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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How to Better Understand Your Landscape Clients with Customer Profiling

Many sales experts say better understanding your customers is the secret of successful selling. Existing customers are important sources of information. The more you know about them, the more you can target other people like them as new customers and the more you can increase current customers’ spending. Customer profiling enables lawn and landscape professionals […]

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How to Build a Winning Team

What do sports have to do with the way you run a business? Quite a lot, says Ross Bernstein, an award-winning, peak-performance business speaker who is the best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books. Bernstein will be leading a 2020 Leaders Forum workshop entitled, “Harnessing Innovation and Technology to Invest in Your Company’s Future: Greatest […]

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Meet NALP Supplier Member Lisa Fiore of LandscapeHub

Lisa Fiore, founder and CEO of LandscapeHub, grew up in the nursery business. In 1916, her great-grandfather started Charles Fiore Nursery in Chicago. Fiore spent her childhood roaming around the nursery fields and falling in love with the industry, as a whole. In early 2000, she joined the business, learning all aspects from buying to […]

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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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How 3 Landscape Businesses Bring Action to Core Values

Company culture is increasingly becoming a differentiator for landscape businesses. A positive, productive culture has the power to make prospective employees and customers want to partner with you. Even more important, they’ll make them want to stay with you. While it can be simple to describe what your company does, as in the services it […]

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3 Ways to Break Into the Millennial Minds of Your Landscape Employees

With the proper motivation, training and support system, members of any generation can become capable of remarkable accomplishments. Phil Gwoke‘s goal in speaking to LANDSCAPES attendees at the CEO Forum this week was to bring awareness to what formed and influenced the generations, explore the resulting values and motivations. Then, he gave landscape business owners […]

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A Day in the Life for Meticulous Landscaping’s Robert Kraft Starts and Ends With His Management Team

As owner of Meticulous Landscaping Inc., Waretown, New Jersey, Robert Kraft knows plenty about providing landscape services to commercial properties. His company’s expertise includes commercial lawn care, landscape design, construction and installation services, irrigation installation and maintenance, and tree care and snow removal services. He has also learned that touching base with his management team […]

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The Must-Have Components in a Workable Landscape Business Plan

You’re beyond the plan-on-a-napkin stage. It’s time to create your first business plan, or take one you already have in play to the next level. So, what now? How will you advance your planning approach so you can dig deeper into the business and get better results? As your business changes, so does the need […]

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