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Mental Health

Designing for Well-Being: Essential Elements of Effective Therapy Gardens

Nature does the body good, and while your clients can benefit from any type of garden, therapy gardens offer specific health benefits. Therapy gardens can be offered to both residential and commercial clients. Individuals seeking respite can enjoy one in their backyard while corporate campuses, hospitals, and community centers are some of the commercial spaces […]

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Access Mental Health Resources for Your Employees

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and NALP wants to help you demonstrate your commitment to the well-being of your employees. Workplaces can be a key source for resources, solutions and activities designed to improve mental health and well-being. Here are some ways to foster a supportive and inclusive workplace culture: Please refer to these […]

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Cultivating Well-Being: Proactive Measures Landscape Companies Can Implement for Employee Mental Health

Mental health includes a person’s emotional, psychological and social well-being, which affects how they think, feel and act. When your team members are struggling with their mental health, it can significantly impact your lawn or landscape business. If you are experiencing a high turnover rate, absenteeism, or burnout within your team, these can be symptoms […]

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Team Building: How Landscape Companies Focus on Employee Mental Health

Employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy working conditions for their employees; this doesn’t stop at mental health. “That’s a big disconnect with employers is ‘Well, they can deal with that outside of work hours,’” says Loriena Harrington, LIC, owner of Beautiful Blooms LLC, based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. “No, they really can’t. It’s […]

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Team Building: Is Mental Health Part of Your Company Culture?

Company culture is one commonly cited reason lawn and landscape companies attract and retain their employees. One aspect of your company culture you should evaluate is how your company cares for your employees’ mental well-being. While it’s easy to meet the physical needs of your team by keeping them safe and healthy, caring for their […]

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How I Do It: Creating an Employee Waitlist

Can you imagine having potential new hires sign up for a waitlist to be hired by your company? At Local Roots Landscaping based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this is a reality at certain times of the year. Patrick Murray, managing partner of Local Roots, says this isn’t always the case but they do have periods throughout […]

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The Secrets to an Impactful and Resilient Workplace Culture

At NALP’s Leaders Forum event in January 2022, industry CEOs and experts shared their strategies to create impactful and resilient cultures. Panelists included Phil Allen, Ph.D., professor of landscape management, Brigham Young University; Mike Bogan, CEO, LandCare; Pam Dooley, owner, Plants Creative Landscape; Paul Fraynd, CEO, Sun Valley Landscaping; and Doug McDuff, president & co-owner, […]

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Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace

Safety is paramount to landscape and lawn care companies. However, one aspect of safety that can be overlooked is mental wellness. While it’s not as visible as not wearing proper PPE, neglecting mental health is just as serious. Poor mental health can result in negative job performance, communication breakdowns with co-workers, and unsafe actions on […]

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Maintaining Good Mental Health: Landscape Pros Share Strategies for Coping with COVID-19

Human beings are social creatures and combining the social distancing along with all of the unknowns of the current pandemic can cause considerable mental strain on your employees, your customers and yourself. Here are some tips from members on how they’re managing mental health in the midst of this crisis. Open Communication With half of […]

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'Growing' in Louisville

Growth is the theme of this year’s Green Industry Conference (GIC). So, in keeping with this theme, PLANET will provide members with an opportunity to “grow” our industry’s impact on the city of Louisville. To do so, we’ve teamed up with Metro United Way, the local United Way affiliate, to identify a few small community […]

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