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Protecting Your Business: Focus on Safety Training When Onboarding

Statistically, the first six to 12 months with a landscape company are the most dangerous period for new employees. By taking the time to ensure proper safety training from the start, you can help lower this high incidence level for your new hires. While it may seem like common sense to include safety training in […]

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The Agronomist: Cultivate a Healthy Lawn to Control Weeds

This coming Labor Day will mark the sixth anniversary of my second career of government relations. Before that, I was in lawn care, working for myself and for others over the course of thirty seasons. I use the word ‘season’ instead of ‘years’ because, in the lawn care industry, we mark time in terms of […]

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Meet the First Kevin Kehoe Student Leader of the Year Award Recipient

Throughout his life, Kevin Kehoe, Aspire co-founder, made charitable contributions to the NALP Foundation as a scholarship ambassador and as the lead champion of the annual NALP Foundation Scholarship Reception, held in conjunction with the NALP National Collegiate Landscape Competition. He stressed the importance of giving to and supporting students to attract the next generation […]

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Meet Reese Nelson, Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2023

Reese Nelson, Ph.D., a horticulture professor at Brigham Young University – Idaho, has been named the Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2023 by the NALP Foundation. Nelson spent his undergrad at BYU – Provo and earned his advanced degrees at BYU – Idaho. Nelson is actively involved in NALP, spending his time coaching the […]

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How Project EverGreen Selects GreenCare for Communities Projects

There is no shortage of public green spaces and parks in need of renovation. This is why in 2008, Project EverGreen created the GreenCare for Communities initiative to revitalize community green spaces. Since their first project in Akron, Ohio, GreenCare for Communities has restored nearly 200 million square feet of healthy grass. Restoring these green […]

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Level Up: ExperiGreen Lawn Care Grows Organically and Through Mergers & Acquisitions

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. ExperiGreen Lawn Care, based in Mishawaka, Indiana, was founded in 2016, and since then, the company has grown to around 350 employees. Dana Irwin, vice president of ExperiGreen, has worked for several different lawn companies, including […]

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NALP Members in the News: Mariani Landscape, PBI-Gordon, Prime Source, Ruppert Landscape and Massey Services  

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Mariani Landscape Acquires Siciliano Landscape Company Mariani Landscape has acquired New Jersey-based Siciliano Landscape Company as its 12th addition to Mariani’s family of family companies. Siciliano Landscape is a third-generation, family-owned business known for their design, installation and maintenance. The company was started in […]

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Team Building: How Landscape Companies Focus on Employee Mental Health

Employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy working conditions for their employees; this doesn’t stop at mental health. “That’s a big disconnect with employers is ‘Well, they can deal with that outside of work hours,’” says Loriena Harrington, LIC, owner of Beautiful Blooms LLC, based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. “No, they really can’t. It’s […]

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Insurance Considerations When Adding Tree Care Services

Adding on tree care services to your existing business can be a result of customer demand or a desire to diversify your revenue sources. One major consideration with the addition of this service is the question of insurance costs and coverage. Because of this, you’ll have to decide whether you want to add a tree […]

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Being Proactive with Your Team with Erin Barr: Season 3: Episode 52 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 52 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, host Brett Lemcke with R.M. Landscape talks to Erin Barr, HR consultant of Erin Barr Consulting. Prior to starting her consulting business, Barr was a human resources director in the landscape industry. Today, Barr is a human resources professional with experience in […]

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