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How Supply Chain Issues Are Impacting Lawn and Landscape Industry

Every industry has been affected by supply chain struggles in one way or another recently and the landscape industry is no exception. Landscape professionals and landscape supply companies have experienced issues with raw material and plant shortages, delays with receiving trucks and equipment and cost increases across the board. “Plastic products (pipe, rotors/sprays, fittings), fertilizers, […]

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Team Building: Maintaining Culture During COVID-19

For many lawn and landscape companies as they settled into their new normal with procedures to mitigate the spread of the virus, another concern arose: how do we maintain our culture? So many businesses had to send office employees home to work remotely while field staff started arriving in shifts or reporting directly to the […]

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How I Do It: Designing Virtually with Clients

While the landscape industry was deemed essential early on during the pandemic, companies still had to pivot and change some of their operations to continue doing business safely. One aspect of that is meeting with clients virtually to go over their landscape designs. Josh Robinson, design and sales manager for Todd’s Services Inc., based in […]

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Holiday Lighting and Decor Market Predictions

2020 has been a year with many unexpected twists and as the holidays approach, the pandemic is impacting companies differently when it comes to their holiday services. Residential Holiday Lighting Senske Services, based in Kennewick, Washington, which is a Christmas Décor franchisee, serves mostly residential clients, but they also do commercial spaces such as malls, […]

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Inside Interiorscaping During COVID-19

Lawn care and landscaping were deemed an essential service early on during the pandemic, but the niche interior plantscaping has faced its own challenges due to its indoor nature. While working outside has been seen as a low-risk activity, concerns over having too many people together inside has caused companies to shift to full-time remote […]

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The Big Green Podcast: Britt Wood and Mike Bogan Chat about Operating in This Unusual Year

In the newest episode of The Big Green Podcast, CEO of LandCare Mike Bogan talks with NALP CEO Britt Wood about how LandCare has responded to a pandemic they never planned for. Bogan says communication is key and they’ve segmented all customers by market segments and put different risk factors on them. They communicate with […]

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Serpico Landscaping Shares How They Are Staying Safe and Operating Lean

Like other landscaping companies currently operating during the pandemic, Serpico Landscaping has rolled out a number of operational practices to keep crews and clients safe. From deep cleaning their facilities and equipment every day to providing masks and gloves for all employees, Serpico says they’re taking COVID-19 safety precautions seriously. While many companies have implemented […]

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GreenCare for Troops Expands Services to Include Healthcare Workers

Project EverGreen is known for giving back to military families with its GreenCare and SnowCare for Troops programs, and now it has expanded its complimentary services to help those serving on the healthcare front lines. “The people that volunteer with our program a lot of them want to give back to the military in their […]

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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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New York Landscape Companies Resume Full Operations Today

On Tuesday, May 12, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced low-risk businesses including landscaping and gardening would be able to reopen statewide today. Prior to this order, horticulture was designated as a non-essential business, with only landscaping for maintenance and pest control purposes being deemed essential. While this restriction isn’t as drastic as what Michigan landscapers faced, […]

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