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What I’ve learned about the landscape business from my dad: the Lemcke edition

For Father’s Day, as part of our #NALPStories series, we talked to Brett Lemke about what he’s learned by working with his father, Rick Lemke, at R.M. Landscape, Inc. in Hilton, N.Y. What have you learned about business from your dad? Work ethic first and foremost. From a young age it started with “Don’t say […]

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Industry Unites to Save H-2B

Sometimes advocacy efforts are about debating big policy. Sometimes meetings with our elected officials and their staff are about building recognition of our industry and the many environmental, economic, and health benefits we provide society. Sometimes however, these meetings are more serious, more real.  April 15’s #SaveH2B fly-in was very much the latter. It’s April, […]

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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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Top 5 Takeaways from the National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Another successful Student Career Days is in the books, but we want to keep the energy of the event going! Remember these top five takeaways from the event as we settle back into our routines. We can’t wait to see you at association events all year, and back at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition next […]

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Changing the way we tell our story

Why did you get out of bed this morning? Chances are, you didn’t get up with the intention of changing the world. But that’s exactly what you, as a landscape professional, are doing. Just a day into Student Career Days 2015, and that has already been the most repeated message. At the Academic Excellence Foundation […]

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Relax. Recharge. Renew. That’s the Great Escape Experience

I understand- I really do. There is family, there are friends, there is your health, then employees, payroll, jobs, clients, budgets, meetings, reports, equipment, quotas, tasks, to dos, the never-ending lists—and therein lies my point. The list and the responsibilities never stop, but how we respond to them can be positive and rewarding. I know […]

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Create a Year-Round Landscape: Enjoy Your Yard in All Seasons

  People who live in the parts of the country that have cold winters can take a page from our warm-weather friends who use their yards year-round. Just because it gets colder for part of the year, doesn’t mean we should put away the lawn furniture after Labor Day and lock the back door until […]

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The World Cup Soccer, Sales, and Certification Connection

All eyes are on Brazil for the month of June as 32 top soccer teams compete for the right to be called the world’s best. As you can imagine, it was no easy path to the soccer spotlight. Before the teams even got to Brazil, they had to look at all of the players who […]

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LoveYourLandscape.com, a new consumer-focused website

As part of a larger public relations campaign to raise awareness of the value, expertise, and knowledge that comes with hiring professional lawn and landscape companies and to foster a deeper appreciation for green spaces, PLANET recently unveiled a new consumer-focused website—LoveYourLandscape.com. LoveYourLandscape.com provides homeowners and commercial clients with helpful information about the importance of […]

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