Promoting the benefits of landscapes is crucial

September 15, 2016 -  By

Missy HenriksenIn some communities, managed landscapes are under attack—by leaf blower or other noise bans, pesticide bans, code changes, water restrictions or other regulations. If this isn’t happening in your area right now, it may happen in the future. At the very least, the contributions of landscape and lawn care companies are under-appreciated and undervalued. People take their sports fields, parks and backyard landscapes for granted, and they don’t understand the environmental and social benefits these spaces bring.

It’s the responsibility of every company and organization working in our industry to promote the value of managed landscapes. By doing so, you’ll help build support in your community so, if and when negative regulations are proposed, you’ll have the public on your side. By educating the public, you’ll also help increase the demand for managed landscapes.

NALP’s efforts to educate the public about the benefits of managed landscapes are spearheaded by its Public Affairs Advisory Council, who see it as crucial to the future of our industry. It’s a core part of the public affairs strategic plan.

We’ve created a number of fact sheets and a video you can use and share with clients and the public, found here. We encourage professional landscape and lawn care companies to make it part of their company missions to not only design and manage clients’ landscapes but also to educate their communities about how those landscapes help their health, the environment and their community.

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