Lawn Care

The landscape industry day of service made an impact

The 2015 Day of Service has come and gone, and it was a great one. It’s always so inspiring to hear about the many community service projects that take place that same day all over the country. This year we had more than 60 projects within 25 states, approximately 700 volunteers, and more than $200K […]

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

For Father’s Day, as part of our #NALPStories series, Kelly Dowell writes about what she’s learned by working with her father, Maurice Dowell, at Dowco Enterprises Inc. in Chesterfield, MO. Growing up I was always observing the business. I remember living in a small trailer home when we just had a couple of trucks with magnetic […]

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National Lawn Care Month A Success

Every year we promote National Lawn Care Month in April. We love to share the benefits of a well-cared for lawn with consumers, and this year, lots of landscape professionals joined in and made our grassroots #lawncaremonth campaign a success. There were 1,025 posts using the #lawncaremonth hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with 1.3 million […]

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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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The future of the lawn care industry looks like this…

Okay, we don’t have a crystal ball so we can’t say exactly what the lawn care industry will look like in 5-10 years, but we did gather together some of the smartest minds in lawn care along with futurist Glen Hiemstra to ponder that question at event that is part of FutureScape. Sure there was brainstorming about […]

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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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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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