Companies that create and maintain the nation’s landscapes have expertise in a wide variety of specialties, including lawn care, which encompasses both turf and ornamental care; landscape management; design/build/installation; irrigation and water management; tree care; and interior plantscaping.
So says the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), which will present a series of webinars throughout January devoted to the industry’s various specialties. The one-hour sessions are free for NALP members and $39 each for non-members.
NALP says the webinars, outlined below, will focus on technical education in the various specialties. The trade association also has created webpages for each specialty.
This spring, online communities devoted to each specialty will be established on the NALP website, enabling a member of the association “to connect with your peers, ask questions and get opinions – 365 days a year,” a news release on the initiative says.
Here’s a schedule. The webinar link above will take you to registration.
Jan. 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST
“Transitioning from Traditional to Organic Landscape Care,” with Frank Crandall, Frank Crandall Horticultural Solutions LLC.
Jan. 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST
“Start Clean, Finish Clean,” with Ken Thomas, Envisor Consulting (a NALP Consultant Member).
Jan. 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST
“Get Ready for Spring … Let’s Review Some Basic Turf Management Practices!” Part 1, with Keith Karnok, Ph.D., University of Georgia.
Jan. 19, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST
“Get Ready for Spring …” Part 2, with Keith Karnok, Ph.D., University of Georgia.
Jan. 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST
“Growing People, Revenue, and Profits Consistently,” with Mark Bradley, TBG Landscape Professionals.
Jan. 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST
“Just Don’t Suck at the Landscape Part: Why communication and customer service are sometimes more important than quality,” with Bob Grover, Pacific Landscape Management.
Planning is still underway for the final webinars of the month, although NALP has already scheduled a Feb. 1 overview on smart controller technology, to be led by Ewing’s Warren Gorowitz. Stay tuned for details on that webinar as well as the sessions on tree care and interior plantscaping.