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Chalet’s Leuenberger to retire

February 17, 2016By

Lawn care industry veteran Bill Leuenberger, soil and turf department manager for Wilmette, Ill.-based Chalet, will retire on March 11. Leuenberger sold his company Lawngevity to Chalet in 1992, then joined the company to launch its lawn care division, which he and his team grew to several thousand customers. He had previously worked for Chalet from 1982 to 1984, worked... read more

NALP extends Awards of Excellence application deadline

July 27, 2015By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) extended the deadline for entries for its 2015 Awards of Excellence through August 10, 2015. The Awards of Excellence program showcases projects that exemplify professionalism in landscape design/build, installation and contracting, landscape management, lawn care, interior maintenance, erosion control and ecological restoration, special events and interior plantings. “Winning an award is a great marketing... read more

National Association of Landscape Professionals Membership

July 3, 2015By

PLANET is now the National Association of Landscape Professionals. We are the only national organization built by the collaboration of landscape and lawn care professionals, and we are committed to helping our members achieve success. read more

PLANET AEF welcomes 4 new ambassadors

March 31, 2015By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) named the newest ambassadors of the PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF). The ambassadors reached such a status by pledging $25,000 to the foundation, which awards scholarships to students enrolled in landscape contracting and/or horticulture programs at two-year or four-year colleges and universities. They include: •           Mike Hommel, Designs by Sundown, Englewood, Colo.; •           Tom Fochtman,... read more

Principles of Turfgrass Management course now offered online

March 27, 2015By

The Principles of Turfgrass Management certification program now is available as an online course—the international turf program allows companies to earn the Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager credential. Previously, the course only was offered as a print-based self-study. The online course allows students to receive access to the web-based course and materials, which include interactive practice quizzes and exercises.... read more

PLANET AEF dubs educator of the year, gives 53 scholarships

March 25, 2015By

The Professional Landcare Network Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) presented a slew of academic accolades at PLANET Student Career Days, hosted Mach 12-15 by North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. In 2015 alone, PLANET AEF has given a total of $91,100 in awards and scholarships. Adding to that, it bestowed 53 scholarships at a reception, sponsored by Stihl, March... read more