Looking at COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Landscape Maintenance Companies

The impact the shelter-in-place orders had on NALP members and their commercial clients has varied greatly. As parts of the country start to open things back up, here’s what businesses that offer commercial maintenance are seeing in the field. Which Customers Are Cutting Back For No Ka Oi Landscape Services, based in Hanapepe, Hawaii, they […]

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NALP Members Weigh in on Hiring During COVID-19

With an influx of unemployed workers available due to COVID-19 related company layoffs, if you’re looking to upgrade or grow your team, here’s what NALP members are saying about hiring right now. “In the past, maybe there was room for some ‘fluff’ but when you’re operating day to day, week to week, and there are […]

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Meet NALP Member Timothy Trimmer, president of Professional Grounds, Inc.

Timothy Trimmer started at Professional Grounds, Inc. — founded by his father William — when he was just 15 years old. Since earning a degree in business, he has dedicated himself to nurturing the continued success of the company of which he is now president. We recently caught up with Trimmer to find out more. […]

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Tips on Effective Interviewing for Quality Hires

With the competitive labor market, it can be tempting to rush through the interview process as you may be grateful simply to have a prospect who kept their interview appointment. However, taking the time to use the job interview to truly vet your candidates can result in you finding a new hire who is more […]

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The Big Green Podcast | COVID-19 Conversations with Brandon Walters, Valley Landscaping

NALP CEO Britt Wood sits down to chat with Brandon Walters, Account Manager with Valley Landscaping in Virginia. They started recruiting efforts prior to the COVID-19 virus by looking to local high schools and colleges for new employees and have had success with hiring. Listen in to learn more!

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The Big Green Podcast | COVID-19 Conversations with Brandon Walters, Valley Landscaping

NALP CEO Britt Wood sits down to chat with Brandon Walters, Account Manager with Valley Landscaping in Virginia. They started recruiting efforts prior to the COVID-19 virus by looking to local high schools and colleges for new employees and have had success with hiring. Listen in to learn more!

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How Fleet Tracking Can Boost Your Company’s Productivity

Bobby Frisch, co-owner of Frisch & Sons, based in Orange, California, shared how to improve your productivity through better vehicle tracking during a webinar sponsored by MiX Telematics on May 6. If you missed that webinar, here are the key benefits of adding fleet tracking to your business. Frisch’s company specializes in landscaping, demolition and […]

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Reflecting on Renewal and Remembrance

NALP recently made the difficult decision to cancel Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Days for 2020 due to COVID-19. This would have marked the 25th year NALP members gathered to lend their professional skills to care for and beautify Arlington National Cemetery. Originally started by the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA, a legacy […]

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New Normal: What Practices Landscape Pros Might Keep After COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed many landscape and lawn care businesses’ routines. Some new operating methods are so successful, they may stick – even after the virus is gone. Staggered start times Rossen Landscape, based in Great Falls, Virginia, has implemented staggered start times with crews leaving at 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 7:45 in the morning. There […]

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In Memoriam: Jerry Lankenau

Jerry Lankenau was a former president of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA), which merged with the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) to become the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and eventually NALP. Lankenau grew up during the Great Depression and was the son of a Ford executive. In high school, he worked […]

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