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Photo: Ruppert Landscape

How I Do It: Making Mulching Efficient and Fun

Mulching is a common task during the spring but Ruppert Landscape, based in Laytonsville, Maryland, has managed to turn this job into an exciting way to kick off the season. This event is known as “Mulcharama” and has been around for about 40 years. They adopted the practice early in the company’s history and it’s […]

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Photo: Pacific Landscape Management

Technically Speaking: Conducting Rejuvenation Pruning

Many landscape shrubs grow larger than the location where they are planted. When these shrubs get out of hand, it is best to conduct rejuvenation pruning to bring them back to an appropriate size. Regular pruning to keep a plant at an acceptable height can cause shrubs to get twiggy and ugly. “To correct this, […]

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Vole runways are most noticeable in the late winter or early spring.
Photo: University of Maryland Extension

Landscape Challenges: Dealing with Voles

Voles go by many names including meadow mice, ground moles, and field mice. Call them what you want them, but regardless of the name, voles can leave some serious damage in their wake. Voles can often be mistaken for moles, shrews and mice. They have rounded blunt snouts, pointed front teeth and their eyes and […]

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Oh Deer! Options for Reducing Deer Landscape Damage

Depending on your location, deer feeding on landscapes can be a problem any time of the year. If you have clients seeking a way to save their backyards from becoming a buffet, there are several different approaches you can take. Deer can be persistent once they’ve found a feeding ground they like so discourage them […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining Southern Methodist University’s Historic Campus

Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) campus in Dallas, Texas, is known and was voted as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. However, the managing team for SMU’s campus felt the landscape was beginning to show its age and wanted to invest in enhanced maintenance, agronomy, tree care and irrigation. The previous maintenance company […]

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Level Up: Doctor Lawn Landscape Management Grows in Their Niche

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Jeff Fliginger says he never made a conscious choice to get into the lawn and landscape industry. It was just something he always enjoyed, even as a kid. Mowing lawns meant more than earning a little […]

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Rake in Additional Revenue With Pet Waste Removal Services

It’s a topic you often see addressed on landscape and lawn forums: “What do I do if my customer hasn’t picked up their pet waste before I come to mow their yard?” Some suggest doing the job like normal and giving the equipment a thorough cleaning afterward, while others add a nominal charge to pick […]

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Hoffman Landscapes Earns NALP’s Decade Award

At the 2021 Awards of Excellence reception, Hoffman Landscapes was presented with the Decade Award for exterior landscape maintenance. NALP members who have received a Grand/Gold Award and have managed their project continuously for 10 years can submit for this award. If they submit their project and score the equivalent to a Gold award again, […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Creating a Colorful Mountain Landscape

A residence in Beaver Creek, Colorado, desired a mix of perennials and annuals that would provide vibrant color all summer long. Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes, based in Eagle, Colorado, was hired for a complete landscape renovation of this property through a relationship with a local landscape architect. It took two years to complete the renovation […]

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NALP Encourages Participation in Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops

The National Association for Landscape Professionals encourages lawn and landscape professionals to participate in Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program. GreenCare for Troops is a 501c3 non-profit that provides complimentary basic lawn care and landscape maintenance services to military personnel with a deployed family member. The program got its start in 2006. A Project EverGreen […]

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