landscaping

Teams have to work together to win games

As part of our #NALPKnows series, we talked to Scott Jamieson, Landscape Industry Certified, NALP president and vice president of Bartlett Tree Experts in Chicago, Illinois, about working together as a team, and leaving it on the field during LANDSCAPES 2015. When I hear the expression leaving it on the field, I immediately think of how […]

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    You can't leave it on the field if you don't have a successful business

    As part of our #NALPKnows series, we talked to Joy Diaz, Landscape Industry Certified, executive vice president of Land Care, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada, about working together as a team, and leaving it on the field during LANDSCAPES 2015. The truth is, you cannot leave it on the field if you don’t have a successful […]

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      Behind the Scenes of Renewal & Remembrance

      Have you ever wondered what takes place the days leading up to our annual Renewal & Remembrance event at Arlington National Cemetery? Let’s see… The equipment began trickling in on Thursday (and will continue to do so through the weekend). The lime and gypsum has arrived, the trees are being tagged, the Children’s Planting area […]

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        Survey Says…Americans Love Their Yards!

                      Even in the age of the smartphone and T.V. show binge watching, the love affair with the American yard is not over, and we for one are not surprised! According to our online survey conducted by Harris Poll in May 2015, Americans made it clear that they think it […]

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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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            Myths vs. reality: How to get your lawn in top shape this spring

            Have you ever wondered when the right time to apply fertilizer to your yard is or whether it’s ok to cut the grass really short? To celebrate National Lawn Care Month in April we are sharing these myth-busting tips. Myth #1: You can water your lawn and landscape any time of day. Reality: Water is […]

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              What is the biggest change you've made since the downturn? – Part 1

              PLANET recently interviewed a few of our members on how they were surviving in these tough economic times. Here is one of those interviews from Gerry McCarthy of Mac’s Landscaping in Burlington, MA. “I know we’re not alone when I say the design/build portion of our business has taken a tremendous hit since the recession […]

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                Green Space by Total Landscape Care

                Total Landscape Care editor, Glenn DiNella reflects on PLANET’s 2009 Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Day on the Hill events. “…I’m glad we have an organization like PLANET to promote the causes of the green industry. I hope you will visit the PLANET Web site and join this worthy organization. And I hope to see […]

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