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Student entrepreneur wins award for his landscaping company

Student entrepreneur wins award for his landscaping company

The owner of Edmonton, Alberta-based Good Roots Landscaping has been honored with an award from Enactus Canada, one of the country’s largest student leadership organizations. Michael Tessier, a University of Alberta ...

‘Grandfather’ period for North Carolina landscape licenses coming to an end

‘Grandfather’ period for North Carolina landscape licenses coming to an end

North Carolina landscapers have until July 31 to obtain a professional contractor’s license without having to take a test. Successful completion of testing requirements is part of the state’s new Landscape ...

9 ways to kill a plant … or not

9 ways to kill a plant … or not

When a plant dies, the landscape looks bad. And so do you. Maybe Mother Nature is to blame, or any one of a host of factors beyond your control. But dead ...

NALP lures new members with offer of free training

NALP lures new members with offer of free training

To attract new members, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP, formerly PLANET) will help landscaping companies get their new technicians “up and running in no more than 15 training ...

How-to: Get out in front of insects with an IPM

How-to: Get out in front of insects with an IPM

When protecting a landscape from the devastating effects of insects, it’s not enough to simply treat plants and turf with chemicals after pests invade. Professional landscapers have to employ a ...

SeaScape Lawn Care becomes Rhode Island’s first Green Certified Landscaping Company

SeaScape Lawn Care becomes Rhode Island’s first Green Certified Landscaping Company

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has recognized SeaScape Lawn Care as the state’s first Green Certified Landscaping Company, citing the firm’s commitment to environmentally safe turf management. ...

Cacti having a moment in the sun

Cacti having a moment in the sun

California landscapers are helping homeowners reimagine their yards as the state suffers through an epic drought. Solutions to Governor Jerry Brown’s call for a 25-percent reduction in water use ...

Landscaper’s Day of Service project born of emotional connection to church

Landscaper’s Day of Service project born of emotional connection to church

In April of last year, an F-3 tornado ripped through Tupelo, Mississippi, devastating parts of the city and requiring a huge cleanup effort. Today, a local landscaper celebrated the National ...

Free infographic shows how landscaping can save energy

Free infographic shows how landscaping can save energy

A large part of a landscaper’s job involves educating clients on the benefits of a well-designed landscape: from increasing a home’s value, to conserving water, creating a habitat for birds ...

Technologies to help you run an efficient landscaping business

Technologies to help you run an efficient landscaping business

The landscaping industry is evolving, and increased costs and demands mean you have to find a way to run your landscaping business efficiently. Saving time and costs wherever you can ...

Protect yourself: Avoid Lyme disease by avoiding ticks

Protect yourself: Avoid Lyme disease by avoiding ticks

May is Lyme disease awareness month, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports there are approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease in the United States every year. Although it’s ...

Working with water restrictions

Working with water restrictions

What you need to know, no matter where you live As drought conditions worsen and population centers grow, ordinances limiting water use are increasingly common. “Water restrictions are the new normal,” ...

Father and son landscapers receive same award 30 years apart

Father and son landscapers receive same award 30 years apart

Rich Cording Jr. has received the Grand Award for Landscaping from the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association (NJNLA) 30 years after his father received the award. Cording Jr. and Sr. ...

California landscapers help homeowners transition to drought-resistant lawns

California landscapers help homeowners transition to drought-resistant lawns

Faced with an epic drought that is not expected to end anytime soon, Californians under mandatory water use restrictions are exploring a myriad of water-saving strategies, including removal of the ...

A new look at landscaping commercial properties

A new look at landscaping commercial properties

By Carol Robertson After six-foot drifts of snow covered the ground all winter in Massachusetts, the talk among my friends and colleagues was about our impatience for spring to arrive. We ...

Discovering new methods for creating landscape illustrations

Discovering new methods for creating landscape illustrations

Homeowners have come to expect landscapers to provide digital representations of their designs and projects. A new book, Representing Landscapes: Digital, by Nadia Amoroso, explores a variety of methods for ...

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