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Staying Ahead of the Curve

There are numerous elements of the lawn and landscape business that are out of your control, but how ambitious you are when it comes to innovation is one aspect that you can manage. Monitoring what new products and software are available, what the economy is doing and what future sustainable practices to implement can all […]

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Navigating Economic and Election Year Challenges in the Landscaping & Lawn Care Industry

Guest post by Duane Cashin, owner of Cashin Sales As 2024 is well underway, it’s crucial to understand the unique challenges that lie ahead. This is not just another year; it’s an election year, and the economy is expected to undergo significant shifts. These factors will undoubtedly impact your business, particularly in the area of sales. […]

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Economist Provides Insights Into 2024-25 at Leaders Forum

Wouldn’t you love to have a crystal ball that tells you exactly what to expect for the next year? Attendees at Leaders Forum in Litibu, Nayarit, Mexico, got the next best thing on Jan. 18 as Taylor St. Germain, an economist with ITR Economics, shared various economic indicators and how landscape company owners can respond […]

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2024 and Beyond

Not sure what 2024 will bring in terms of recession and consumer confidence levels, laws and regulations that impact that industry or even extreme weather? Our experts read the tea leaves to help you prepare. The Economy You only have to skim recent headlines to see the constant coverage of an impending slowdown or a […]

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Industry Trends: Rising Rates and Risks in the Economy

During the Nursery & Landscape Association Executives of North America annual conference, Robert Dietz, Ph.D., chief economist and senior vice president for the National Association of Homebuilders shared his forecast for the housing market and the general economy. Due to elevated inflation, the Federal Reserve is moving to aggressively tighten its policies in order to […]

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In support of a guest worker program

PLANET (soon to be the National Association of Landscape Professionals), is a member of the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC), and supports the cause to create a guest worker program to strengthen not only our industry, but also the economy. Recently, the EWIC released a statement on immigration reform and a guest worker program. For […]

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Could You Use A Crystal Ball In The New Economy?

  For more than thirty years, PLANET with the help of its suppliers, has sponsored a semi-annual report known as “The Crystal Ball Report”. If you have never heard of this report you are in the majority and man have you been missing out! Each report predicts trends and recommends actions you can take to […]

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What is the biggest change you've made since the downturn? – Part 3

PLANET recently interviewed a few of our members on how they were surviving in these tough economic times. Here is part 3 (of 4) from interviewee, Landon Reeve, Landscape Industry Certified Manager, from Chapel Valley Landscape Co. located in Woodbine, MD. “Our company is divided almost equally between commercial and residential landscape construction and maintenance.  […]

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What is the Biggest Change You've Made Since the Downturn? – Part 2

PLANET recently interviewed a few of our members on how they were surviving in these tough economic times. Here is another interview from Chris Senske of Senske Lawn & Tree Care in Kennwick, WA. “Our lawn care and pest control business has been stable, but we’re down a bit in commercial maintenance, primarily because of […]

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Adjusting to the new economy

As we start the New Year, I’m not alone when I say – last year couldn’t get over fast enough. There’s no question, 2009 was a challenging year for everyone in the industry. Every segment of PLANET membership has been adversely affected, as have been the customers we serve and the manufacturers and distributors who […]

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