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Landscape Design Tips for Maximizing the Benefits of Robot Mowers

Guest post In recent years, robotic mowers have gained popularity for their ability to efficiently maintain lawns with minimal human intervention. These autonomous machines offer a range of benefits, including time and labor savings, a consistently well-maintained lawn, and reduced noise and emissions. However, to fully maximize the benefits of robot mowers, proper landscape design […]

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Trending Topic: Helping Clients with Chaos Gardening

Chaos gardening is the latest gardening trend to go viral on TikTok and it resembles traditional English gardens or wildflower meadows. If your customers want to be successful with this style of gardening, there is a little more rhyme and reason to it than the name implies. The term ‘chaos gardening’ is simply a new […]

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Shrinking Footprints: Making the Most of Small Backyards

The demand for housing has been driving up the cost of homes, but it is also shrinking the size of lots as developers try to make the most of the available land. The median home size is around 2,260 square feet – up from 2,170 square feet in 2010. Meanwhile, the median lot size on […]

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Changing the Game: Landscape Design Technology Can Help Seal the Deal

When you’re designing a landscape for your client, it may be easy for you to picture what you have in mind for them. However, your client may have a hard time understanding your vision if you are only using 2D plans. Utilizing different design software and tools can help bring your project design to life […]

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If Your Clients Are a Couple – Balance Can Be Tricky in Landscape Design

Understanding both your clients’ desires and concerns is critical, not only to close a sale but to ensure you can create a landscape design they’ll ultimately be pleased with. Melding a couple’s different styles can be a challenge, but finding the balance between their budget and their wish list is another aspect you have to […]

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Keys to Melding Client Styles in a Landscape Design

While clients disagreeing with one another is typically more of a high-drama feature you’d see on a reality TV show, it’s not impossible to encounter this sort of impasse with your own customers. So, how do you go about creating a landscape design both parties will love when their styles are night and day? Member […]

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Planning and Planting With Purpose

Creating a mindful landscape incorporates the basic tenets of mindfulness: being fully present, connected to your surroundings and intentional about your thoughts and actions. A healthy, vibrant landscape can lift your client’s mood while reducing stress and anxiety. A mindful process starts with intentional planning, attention to detail and encouraging connections throughout the ecosystem. Monique […]

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Meet NALP Member Mason Shaffer with Blanchford Landscape Group

Mason Shaffer says his story of making his way into the landscape industry is much like many others. He had parents who gave him the “freedom to play outside.” And even as a child, that meant playing with dirt, rocks and plants to “change the environment.” Though in college he started out in engineering, Shaffer […]

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The 2020 Spring Landscape Color Trends Are Out! Are They What You Predicted?

Puzzled by what your clients might be looking for in seasonal color and landscape design this coming spring? Wish you could key in on the nursery stock, container colors and outdoor furnishing tones you should be keeping your eyes on? If you could only tap into a crystal ball to tell you what consumers will […]

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Experts Forecast 3 Residential Landscape Trends for 2019

Many landscape experts are forecasting their 2019 residential landscape trends to prepare homeowners for the upcoming year. Wondering what residential landscape trends your customers are reading about? Here’s what we’ve seen so you can prepare for what they might ask for in their outdoor spaces in 2019. Residential Landscape Trends #1: Staycations Still Reign Supreme […]

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