Issue Brief: NALP, DOL to collaborate on H-2B compliance

November 8, 2018By

In September, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a nationwide initiative to strengthen compliance in the landscape industry with the labor provisions of the H-2B temporary visa program. It was almost identical to a release issued the previous week targeting the hospitality industry. The compliance will focus on: Confirming an insufficient number of U.S. employees are qualified and available... read more

NALP attends American workers event at White House

November 2, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), along with five other associations, attended the Our Pledge to America’s Workers event at the White House on Oct. 31. NALP said it was chosen because of the Industry Growth Initiative to attend the event with President Donald Trump to reiterate its commitment to grow the lawn and landscape industry and expand training... read more

Big Picture: Serene seclusion

November 2, 2018By
Pendennis Mount Residence arched water features (Photo: Michael Prokopchak)

Location: Annapolis, Md. Company: Walnut Hill Landscape Co. The clients asked for a private space that would lend itself well to outdoor entertaining and also feature a dining area, spa, swimming pool, cabana and an outdoor kitchen. They also requested plants that would offer optimal spring and fall interest. The site presented a challenge due to the relatively small space—roughly... read more

$100,000 raised to support Industry Growth Initiative, Awards of Excellence announced during Landscapes 2018

October 29, 2018By

Approximately $100,000 was raised to support the Industry Growth Initiative through an auction and additional fundraising at Landscapes 2018 in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 16-19, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). The auction was hosted by Marty Grunder of Grunder Landscaping Co. and Frank Mariani of Mariani Landscape. Landscapes and the GIE+EXPO trade show started a day earlier,... read more

NALP recognizes safety award winners

October 29, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) announced the winners of this year’s Safety Recognition Awards. The national program acknowledges industry companies that consistently demonstrate commitment to safety. The awards are open to the entire industry. This year, 203 awards were earned for the performance period from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017. Award categories include “No Vehicle Accidents,”... read more


October 16, 2018By

NALP’s annual convention, LANDSCAPES, which is held in conjunction with GIE+EXPO, offers attendees education and training. Check out all the latest equipment at the show, network with the best in the industry and get the strategies you need to take your business to the next level. LANDSCAPES 2018 will have a new headquarters hotel this year—the Omni Louisville Hotel. There... read more