team building Archives - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

We recently updated our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that our revised Privacy Policy applies.

team building

Team Building: Hosting an Employee Appreciation Event

 If you’re wanting to pull out all the stops when it comes to letting your employees know you appreciate their efforts at your lawn or landscape company, hosting a specific employee appreciation event is one option. The concept you have in mind might be simple, but make sure you’re thinking through all the logistics to […]

Read More

The Missing Piece: Crafting a Dynamic Company Culture

“Every company, community, institution, family and society has a culture,” says Paul Fraynd, co-owner of Sun Valley Landscaping, based in Omaha, Nebraska. “It starts anytime two people enter a room together.” The question is – do you want to be intentional about your company culture or let it happen on a whim? “I would ask: […]

Read More

Do’s and Don’ts of Developing A Strong Company Culture

Company culture is one of the strongest tools you have when it comes to recruiting and retaining your employees. Make sure you’re taking advantage of this selling point of your business and avoid costly mistakes that can damage your culture in the long run. The Do’s Matthew Spiece, general manager of Joshua Tree Experts, based […]

Read More

How I Do It: Environmental Enhancements Plants Seeds with The Next Generation

The future of the industry is high schoolers and Carmen Kesteven, HR manager for Environmental Enhancements, Inc., based in Sterling, Virginia, has made it her mission to educate them on the landscape industry. “If we don’t educate them, if you don’t let them know that the current opportunities that we have in the landscape industry, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

The Importance of Systemizing Your Training

Just like any sports team, you are only as good as your training. If your team doesn’t have a firm understanding of the fundamentals and regularly builds on that understanding, your lawn or landscape company will continue to struggle with quality and efficiency. “Operation tempo is so high in the spring that trying to hit […]

Read More

Team Building: What Employees Like Best About a Good Company Culture

You’ve probably heard company culture listed as a top reason employees stay at a landscape organization. Today we’re diving into the more specific aspects they like and the benefits of a strong company culture. What Resonates with Employees Dean DeSantis, owner of DeSantis Landscapes, based in Portland, Oregon, boils it down to trust. “Trust that […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Exploring Different Landscape Companies’ Training Models

Training is critical to your landscape company’s overall success, but it is often a task that falls by the wayside during the busy season. Thankfully, there’s no one right way to train your team. What works for your operations may not be a good fit for another landscape business, but you can always gain inspiration […]

Read More

Four Keys to Empowering Employees in Your Lawn and Landscape Business

People are your greatest resource at your lawn or landscape company. Many business owners credit their success to the team members they surround themselves with. You can tap into this support system as well if you take the time to empower your employees properly. Provide Training and Resources One main reason employees may not be […]

Read More