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Leveraging Technology: Getting the Most Out of Your Landscape Business Software

Just like how a piece of equipment is only useful if you operate it, business software can seem like a wasted expense if you aren’t using it to its full potential. Landscape companies can struggle to be successful with their business software, either from a technical or cultural perspective. “Companies kind of miss things when […]

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Level Up: Passion Powers Pleasant Places, Inc.’s Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Guy Artigues enjoys hard work. “I truly enjoy the sweat on your brow type thing and just the instant gratification of this industry that it provided,” Artigues says. “Back then, you were just doing little things […]

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Business Smarts: Dealing with Disagreements in the Family Business

Families are complicated and when you throw in running a business, it can make things even more challenging. However, many family-owned lawn care and landscape businesses are able to thrive because of how they handle and overcome disagreements. Check out their advice on dealing with disputes and other advice for successfully running a business with […]

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How I Do It: Enhancing the Client Experience Via Employee Development

‘Don’t forget to grow’ is a key behavior within Stay Green, Inc.’s core values. While they have hosted many trainings, leadership development programs and vendor partnership events over the years, they have taken this to the next level with their Grow Summit 2024. This event is the launch of the company’s new annual off-site event. […]

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Tree Care: Preserving Mature Trees During Landscape Construction Projects

Mature trees are incredibly valuable to properties as they provide shade, capture stormwater and absorb air pollution. While you can plant younger trees to replace mature trees that were removed during a landscape construction project, there are methods to preserve your client’s established trees. Obviously, it’s easier to work with a blank slate, but client […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Transforming a Neglected Park into a Destination Location

Before its renovation, Panorama Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was an underwhelming public space with few amenities and little upkeep. As the city made plans to transform the park, they chose to partner with Timberline Landscaping, based in Colorado Springs, to install many of the new features for the park and serve as the general […]

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Business Smarts: Balancing Family Bonds While Running Your Landscape Company

The idea of a family business can be appealing if you’re looking for a partner you can trust but this model also comes with its own set of nuances and pitfalls to be mindful of.   “Having your own family members involved and engaged, it’s really special,” says Miles Kuperus Jr., founder and CEO of […]

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Business Smarts: Tapping Into Property Managers’ Perspective When Selling

Property managers are the decision-makers for many commercial landscape accounts, so if you’re wondering how you can successfully impress them and close deals with them, take some time to step into their shoes.   One of the easiest ways to discover what matters most to property managers is to reflect on what causes a prospect […]

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Industry Connections Result in Volunteer Tree Planting Effort

All it takes is a seed. In the case of this community service project, the seed was originally planted when Roscoe Klausing, CEO of Klausing Group, Inc., based in Lexington, Kentucky, and Jason Becker, global retail manager – construction industries for Caterpillar served on NALP’s board of directors together. Klausing says it was this connection that caused […]

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Strategic Risk Management: Exploring the Viability of Captive Insurance for Landscape Businesses

If your lawn or landscape company is operating safely and efficiently, it can be frustrating as your insurance rates continue to rise despite your lack of individual claims. One alternative to traditional insurance is to participate in a captive insurance program. In a traditional insurance model, businesses purchase policies from independent carriers, and then the […]

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