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Drought-Tolerant Landscaping: Save Water Without Sacrificing Beauty

Water is a precious resource and in certain areas of the country, the push to preserve it by removing landscapes is becoming more prevalent. The good news is drought-tolerant landscaping can help conserve water without having to remove landscapes completely. In drought-stricken regions, many counties are offering rebates and incentives to get rid of lawns. […]

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No Mow May: Is It Really Beneficial?

“Now Mow May” is a popular movement that encourages homeowners to withhold their first lawn mowing until the first of June. For environmentally conscious homeowners, No Mow May can truly seem like a win-win. Help out some pollinators while delaying their mowing services for a whole month, what’s not to like? However, when you start […]

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Enhancing Cities with Urban Green Spaces

Adding urban green spaces to cities can greatly improve their sustainability and boost the quality of life for residents. As cities continue to grow, green spaces can shrink but it’s critical to fight for these areas and increase their presence in urban areas. Why Urban Green Spaces Matter Urban green spaces have been dubbed the […]

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The Benefits of Trees in Urban Environments

When you think of trees, the first place you’d expect to encounter them is a forest or wilderness area. However, trees belong in urban spaces just as much as rural ones. This Arbor Day, as you talk to your clients about the value of trees, share with them the endless benefits they can provide cities. […]

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Celebrate Earth Day by Protecting Biodiversity in the Landscape

Landscape professionals are stewards of the environment but just like anything else in life, there is always room for improvement. As we celebrate another Earth Day, one facet of sustainability you can examine in your operations is your efforts to increase biodiversity in your clients’ properties. Biodiversity is the number and variety of species in […]

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Unleashing the Power of Data-Driven Water Management

When monitoring your client’s water usage on their property, are you going by gut feelings and guesstimates or do you have hard data to help drive your adjustment to their irrigation system? Justin White, owner of K&D Landscaping, Inc., based in Watsonville, California, compares not utilizing data-driven water management to if you had a credit card […]

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Industry Connections Result in Volunteer Tree Planting Effort

All it takes is a seed. In the case of this community service project, the seed was originally planted when Roscoe Klausing, CEO of Klausing Group, Inc., based in Lexington, Kentucky, and Jason Becker, global retail manager – construction industries for Caterpillar served on NALP’s board of directors together. Klausing says it was this connection that caused […]

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How I Do It: Leading the Conversation on Water Management Practices

K&D Landscaping, Inc., based in Watsonville, California, recently hosted their third Annual Central Coast Water Summit, at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s Cocoanut Grove on March 7. This event was a gathering of experts, policymakers and stakeholders who all shared insights on sustainable water management strategies crucial to the Central Coast region. Justin White, owner of K&D […]

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The Davey Tree Expert Company Invests in Their Employees with SEED Campus

The Davey Tree Expert Company is committed to scientifically-based horticulture and environmental services, and to help with that, they are currently constructing the Davey Tree SEED (Science, Employee Education and Development) Campus in Kent, Ohio. This 170+ acre property formerly housed Oak Knolls golf course and Franklin Elementary School on State Route 43. It will […]

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Staying Ahead of the Curve

There are numerous elements of the lawn and landscape business that are out of your control, but how ambitious you are when it comes to innovation is one aspect that you can manage. Monitoring what new products and software are available, what the economy is doing and what future sustainable practices to implement can all […]

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