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Level Up: High Prairie Landscape Group’s Careful Hiring Keeps Their Culture Strong

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. While working for a garden center in college, Robyn Schmitz realized she felt the most fulfilled and passionate when she was helping design gardens for customers. After switching her major from journalism to horticulture/landscape design, she […]

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Team Building: Utilizing the Birkman Assessment When Hiring

As you seek to bring on employees who align with your lawn or landscape company’s culture, one tool you can use during the interview process is a personality test. While there are a number of different tests available, one test to consider is the Birkman Assessment. The Birkman Assessment is used by more than 10,000 […]

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Level Up: Everyone Rows the Boat at GreenSweep, LLC

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Kyle Narsavage, president and owner of GreenSweep, LLC, based in Silver Spring, Maryland, started mowing when he was seven years old. “By middle school, I knew I wasn’t going to work for anyone else and this […]

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Hello, Goodbye: How to Reduce Employee Turnover

This information came from a session during the 2023 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss ELEVATE in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Nov. 3-6, 2024. Employee turnover can be a frustrating roadblock that prevents your company from being able to scale effectively as you continually have to replace your existing workforce. Angela Hieronimus, director of engagement and success […]

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Team Building: Five Questions to Help Analyze Your Company Culture

When it comes to attracting and keeping employees, many landscape business owners say their company culture is the key. However, culture is not something that you can set and then forget. It requires intentional effort, and you should take the time to evaluate your current culture regularly. Below are some questions to ask while assessing […]

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Technology & Culture: Shaping the Future of Landscaping

The landscaping industry is undergoing a significant transformation with the integration of technology, a new approach to work culture and a move towards environmentally friendly practices. These changes are making a positive impact on businesses and generating engagement among the next generation. Powered by Technology The impact of technology on the landscaping industry is increasingly […]

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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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Team Building: Is Mental Health Part of Your Company Culture?

Company culture is one commonly cited reason lawn and landscape companies attract and retain their employees. One aspect of your company culture you should evaluate is how your company cares for your employees’ mental well-being. While it’s easy to meet the physical needs of your team by keeping them safe and healthy, caring for their […]

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Level Up: Ambler Industries Looks to Add Cultural Fits to Their Team

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Rob Ambler grew up with an entrepreneurial spirit, always thinking of new business ideas and ways to make money. Because his father traveled a lot working for corporate America, Ambler knew he did not want that […]

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Team Building: Five Ways to Strengthen Your Company Culture

It’s no secret that the main key to lawn and landscape companies successfully recruiting and retaining their employees is strong company culture. Good companies are constantly looking for ways to improve and provide more for their teams. Be Consistent It’s natural to want to test things out before rolling changes out full-scale, but you need […]

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