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Business Strategies Learned from Field Trip at Landscape Workshop

Landscape Workshop has been growing rapidly through strategic M&A, but there is far more to their success that attendees discovered during the NALP Field Trip to their facilities on June 11-12. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Landscape Workshop was founded in 1984 and currently serves 30 Southeastern markets. They provide commercial landscape maintenance and installation in […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Preserving a Coastal Gem Via Organic Landscape Maintenance

This beautiful property in Connecticut is a few miles from the Long Island Sound, where it sits alongside an inlet and features a wide range of environments. Since 2020, the Glengate Company, based in Wilton, Connecticut, has been responsible for maintaining the landscape and finding ways to raise the standards for this site, leading them […]

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Quality Control: Train Your Team to Identify and Combat Common Landscape Pests

Your field staff are your eyes and ears on your customers’ properties. You can’t be everywhere, and neither can your account managers, which is why it is critical to train your crew members how to identify and address issues they spot in the landscape during their site visits. By having your whole team dedicated to […]

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How I Do It: The Benefits of Offering Portering Services

If commercial landscape maintenance is your bread and butter, you know that your clients count on you to keep their property looking sharp at all times. One possible add-on service line you can offer your clients is portering services. Portering services ensure that a client’s property is clean and presentable. This can cover picking up […]

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Lawn Care: Communicating Cultural Practices To Your Clients

If your lawn care company doesn’t offer lawn maintenance services, it is truly a team effort to ensure your clients have the best-looking lawn. While you can control weeds and pests to a certain extent, it always comes back to proper cultural practices. It can seem like common sense to you, but it’s important to […]

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Technically Speaking: Caring for Clients’ Edible Gardens

With rising grocery prices, it’s no wonder edible gardens are experiencing a boost in popularity. You can take advantage of this trend by helping your clients install and care for their own edible gardens. “if you’re already taking care of somebody’s lawn, and or doing mulch and pruning of hedges, you can offer an additional […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining High Style in the Pines

About 25 miles outside of Denver, Colorado, you’ll find a luxurious house among the hills of a golf course community. For much of the year, this property is a vibrant hub of activity as the homeowners entertain guests and enjoy the vast amenities of their home. Lifescape Colorado, based in Denver, has maintained this exceptional […]

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No Mow May: Is It Really Beneficial?

“Now Mow May” is a popular movement that encourages homeowners to withhold their first lawn mowing until the first of June. For environmentally conscious homeowners, No Mow May can truly seem like a win-win. Help out some pollinators while delaying their mowing services for a whole month, what’s not to like? However, when you start […]

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Crafting Dynamic Seasonal Color Programs with Plant Material

Seasonal color can provide your clients’ properties with that extra bit of pizazz, but coming up with creative designs that offer up that wow factor season after season can be tricky. Melissa Dorsey, vice president of sales for Woodlawns Landscape Company, Inc., based in Mundelein, Illinois, says the key is to hire someone dedicated to […]

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Analyzing the Future of Single and Multi-Purpose Robots in the Landscape Industry

While sci-fi authors often portray the future of robotics with humanoid creations, Electric Sheep Robotics, Inc., based in San Francisco, California, is exploring the power of multi-purpose AI agents that can automate single-purpose tasks. The company introduced their AI-powered robot, Verdie, earlier this year. It has several different attachments allowing it to string trim, blow […]

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