5 Ways Belknap Landscape Prioritizes Safety in Landscaping

Safety is a lot of work. But Belknap Landscape Co., in Gilford, New Hampshire, prioritizes safety, making it an every day part of doing business. “The most important reason that safety is so critical is that we want our employees to go home in the same condition—if not better—each day,” says Angie Carignan, human resources […]

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How North Point Outdoors Handles Cash Flow & Labor Challenges

During his transition from high school to college, Andrew Pelkey started mowing residential lawns to help make ends meet. By his sophomore year, he had around 40 or 50 residential lawn accounts and decided to leave school to pursue landscaping full-time. By the end of year two, he was running a landscape and snow plow […]

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3 Key Business Trends Landscape CEOs Will Focus on in 2020

At the CEOs Unplugged panel at NALP’s Leaders Forum in January, six of the lawn and landscape industry’s top CEOs shared business advice with an audience of more than 200 other industry professionals. One question dove into what CEOs will focus on for business improvement in 2020. They highlighted three key business trends. Business Trends […]

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How Webinars & Conferences Help Build Adam Linneman’s Business

Adam Linnemann had a lawn business before he could even drive himself to his clients’ properties. “I had a push mower and a wagon when I was 14,” Linnemann recalls. “When I turned 16 and got my driver’s license, that’s when things really started to take off. I started working all around town over the […]

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NALP Members in the News: Sperber Landscape, STIHL, Vectorworks, Landscape Workshop & Project EverGreen

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. NALP Member Sperber Landscape Cos. Enters Florida Market With Top Cut Partnership Sperber Landscape Cos. enters the Florida marketplace with its partnership with Top Cut Lawn Services, headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida. The Top Cut addition is the third partnership for the newly […]

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Meet NALP Board Member Brandon Sheppard from Weed Man

Brandon Sheppard is a member of the Weed Man Sub-Franchisor team and operates the Weed Man franchises in Winchester, Virginia; Annapolis, Maryland; Bethesda, Maryland; Rockville-Gaithersburg, Maryland; and Frederick, Maryland. His journey with Weed Man began in 2000 as part of the Canada-founded company’s brand launch into the American market. Sheppard joined the Weed Man team […]

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Creating a Landscape Workplace Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

Most companies would likely say they welcome a more diverse workforce. But they don’t know how to get the culture of diversity they seek. A session at NALP’s upcoming Workforce Summit based on the association’s new Diversity and Inclusion program will provide the framework and lenses for looking at your company differently to attract and […]

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Meet NALP Member Mark Hopkins with LandCare

Mark Hopkins, regional vice president of LandCare, says the landscape industry is all he’s ever known—and he wouldn’t change that for a second. During his time with The Brickman Group, he credits Scott and Dick Brickman as being big influences in his life. And, today, with LandCare, Hopkins says he’s inspired every day by the […]

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How to Use LandscapeIndustryCareers.org to Solve Labor Challenges

When it comes to hiring lawn care and landscape professionals, job boards are one of the important ways companies are searching for qualified applicants. While there are many boards that showcase a variety of professions, we also have an industry-specific board available through NALP. Launched just under three years ago, the board has seen steady […]

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Get the Tools You Need to Host a Landscape Career Day

The Virginia Turfgrass Council, NALP state association partners, are big users of NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative-funded Workforce Development tools. Their favorite? “The ABCs of Healthy Lawns & Landscapes” coloring book. In fact, Virginia Turfgrass Council members Wes and Paula Bray recently delivered these coloring books and packs of crayons to the Children’s Hospital of the […]

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