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Ruppert Landscape employees have a Thanksgiving celebration at the Frederick, Maryland, branch.
Photo: Ruppert Landscape

Landscape Professionals Display the Spirit of Giving Throughout the Year

Thanksgiving and the season around it are an opportunity to practice gratitude and give back. However, landscape professionals often opt to practice a spirit of generosity year-round with both their employees and their local communities. Bob Ramser, president of Turfscape, Inc., based in Twinsburg, Ohio, says they choose to give back because it is important […]

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Photo: Turning Leaves Landscaping

Help Military Families in Need Through SnowCare for Troops

As the winter counterpart to Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops, SnowCare for Troops ensures that the families of deployed military personnel don’t have to stress when the snow starts falling. This program connects snow removal volunteers with military families to provide complimentary snow and ice removal services. SnowCare for Troops was started in 2010 when […]

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Photo: Weed Man USA

GreenCare for Troops Provides Opportunity to Serve Military Families

If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community’s military families, Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program helps connect you with an active duty deployed service member’s family where you can provide complimentary lawn and landscape service during the length of the deployment. Phil Fogarty, master franchise consultant for Weed Man USA, […]

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Photo: Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping & Garden Centers

How I Do It: Celebrating Earth Day

For landscape and lawn care companies, one could argue that every day is Earth Day. However, holidays can help bring attention to a specific topic. Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate why you do what you do on a daily basis and educate others in the community about the importance of caring for the […]

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Photo: Creative Roots Landscaping

Tis the Season: Landscape Companies Give Back to Their Communities

Even though the months of November and December bring thankfulness and giving to the forefront of people’s minds, these landscape companies opt to give back to their communities year-round. Peter Novak, president of Serpico Landscaping, based in Hayward, California, says they have grown their company in the San Francisco Bay area for 32 plus years […]

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Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development, Inc. Helping the Community During COVID-19

On Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development, Inc.’s website, they have a page on COVID-19 where the company highlights their new safety practices that they will be following as well as a number of complimentary services that will be offered to clients with heightened vulnerability to the virus. Based in Peekskill, New York, Manzer’s encourages clients […]

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Giving Back is Second Nature For This Landscape Pro

When it comes to community engagement, NALP is continually looking to find ways to inspire members to get more involved. Our Community Partnership Award—presented to companies that are actively engaged in community outreach—is one of the ways we do that. Grunder Landscaping Co., based in Miamisburg, Ohio, is another winner of the award this year […]

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The Value of Community Outreach for This Landscape Pro

Each year, the NALP Community Partnership Award recognizes companies who demonstrate leadership in helping restore or revive communities. NALP presents the award to companies actively engaged in community outreach. It also highlightes the aesthetic, environmental and quality of life benefits the landscape industry brings to communities across the country. This year, the first award goes […]

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NALP Member Mark Maslow Flies Supplies to Treasure Cay After Hurricane Dorian Destruction

Having vacationed with his family in Treasure Cay (part of the Great Abaco Island, Bahamas), Mark Maslow, owner and president of Southern Landscape Group Inc., in Evington, Virginia, says he was on alert watching the news about Hurricane Dorian. When Hurricane Dorian struck the island, he knew he had to do whatever he could to […]

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Behind the Scenes of Renewal & Remembrance

Have you ever wondered what takes place the days leading up to our annual Renewal & Remembrance event at Arlington National Cemetery? Let’s see… The equipment began trickling in on Thursday (and will continue to do so through the weekend). The lime and gypsum has arrived, the trees are being tagged, the Children’s Planting area […]

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