NALP Workforce Summit

February 12, 2019By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) will host its first-ever national Workforce Summit, bringing business leaders together to strategize ways to deal with the industry’s workforce shortage, in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 12-13, 2019. Organized through the association’s Industry Growth Initiative, the two-day summit will identify solutions for the green industry to compete in the tight national labor market. Guest... read more

NALP: Online Technician Training

January 17, 2019By

Three online training classes for your technicians focused on maintenance, installation and irrigation are now open. They are self-paced, online courses that can be taken from the comfort of your own facility or home. You can purchase classes separately or all together. Classes include videos, interactive diagrams and quizzes. The online classes help prepare technicians for the Landscape Industry Certified... read more

Water World: Water in the walls

January 16, 2019By
Green wall, Manhattan (Photo: John Mini Distinctive Landscapes)

This green wall in Manhattan has an irrigation system that John Mini Distinctive Landscapes maintains. read more

Big Picture: Indoor living in the great outdoors

January 14, 2019By
Outdoor living area (Photo: Dry Branch Photography)

Location: Decatur, Ga. Company: Plants Creative Landscapes The homeowner wanted multiple outdoor themed rooms, connected with seamless sightlines. Bluestone, painted brick, concrete countertops and steel were used to unify the spaces. A bluestone patio connected to the home forms the main living area and features an outdoor kitchen, dining area and fireplace lounge. The recreation area off the patio offers... read more

Hardscape Solutions: Revealing a view

January 9, 2019By
Overlooking balcony (Photo: Custom Greenscaping)

Custom Greenscaping revealed a beautiful view of a river and country club at the back of this commercial property. read more

Dust off your safety plan

January 7, 2019By
Hand holding dust (Photo: iQ Power Tools)

Landscape contractors who work with hardscape materials are taking note of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Respirable Crystalline Silica standard, which affects the type of equipment and practices they use on the job site. Crystalline silica is a mineral found in materials like stone, concrete, brick, sand and mortar. Respirable particles are created from the crystalline silica when... read more