Landscapers

Don’t just watch the grass grow, make it happen. Learn from the best landscapers in the industry as they talk through different skills, tips and techniques that go in to professional landscaping.

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    If You See White Stuff on Your Mulch, This is What it Means

    Don't let the icky appearance deceive you—that white stuff on mulch can be beneficial to your landscape.

    4 Best Hedge Trimmer Attachments

    Your hedge trimmer can do so much more. These attachments will add new functionality to this already useful tool.


    5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Landscaper

    We talked to a landscaping veteran to find out the five main things he wishes he would have known on...


    12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House

    The idea of building a new home is exciting. However, if you don't ask your contractor the right questions prior...


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    Yard Safety Tips for Commonly Used Equipment

    Injuries can occur if the right safety precautions aren't adhered to while using lawn and garden equipment. Here are simple...

    Department of Labor Withdraws Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

    A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration. But what comes next?


    Green Industry Expo to Return In-Person This Fall

    After a year of virtual trade shows, the GIE+EXPO returns to its normal format this October.

    10 Ways to Landscape Without Planting Something

    Don't have a green thumb? Here are some great landscaping options that don't require planting.


    How to Split Hostas

    Splitting hostas will make for a healthier plant and will propagate new plants. Here's when, and how, you split hostas.


    The Benefits of Planting Hostas

    Hostas boast vibrant foliage, are drought tolerant and grow practically anywhere. But those aren't their only benefits.


    The Home Depot Sponsors ‘Signing Day’ for Trade School Students

    The home improvement center teams up with SkillsUSA to celebrate high school graduates entering careers in the trades.

    NALP Launches Climate Change Campaign for National Lawn Care Month

    Taking care of the environment starts with taking care of your lawn.


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    When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

    The more you know, the more your grass will grow. Here are the best ways to maximize your lawn fertilization...


    10 Things To Do When You Have Contractor Problems

    There's nothing quite like a home renovation that's firing on all cylinders. It's easy to get excited when your contractor...


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    Crucial Differences Between Licensed & Unlicensed Contractors

    Choosing an unlicensed contractor comes with legal liabilities for the homeowner.


    Construction Industry Still Struggling With Skilled Labor Shortage

    New analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows construction firms still have trouble finding and hiring skilled laborers...

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    Stuff We Love: Landscaping Tools That Last

    Be better prepared for anything that comes your way as a landscaper with these three tools we love.


    5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Landscaping Tools

    We got advice from the owner of a landscape company on how to keep gear and tools running at optimal...


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    When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?

    Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this spring.


    How to Become a Great Landscaper

    People interested in entering the landscaping industry have many options. Your particular path depends on what you'd like to do.


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    Should You Cut Wet Grass After it Rains?

    We address the age-old dilemma of whether to cut wet grass or wait until it dries.


    5 Best Resources for Women in Skilled Trades

    Succeeding as a woman in a historically male-centric industry is no small task. Here are some of the best resources...


    Decking That Doesn’t Burn

    Don't build a deck you can't walk on during the hot summer months


    NALP’s Young Professionals Network Forms Exclusive Partnership With STIHL

    STIHL and the National Association of Landscaping Professionals are joining forces to create a strong network for young professionals in...

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    National Worker’s Group Criticizes OSHA’s COVID-19 Safety Standards

    The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health is not happy with how the federal government has handled worker safety...


    NALP Announces Virtual Networking Event for Landscapers

    ENGAGE is a new educational event focused on connecting landscaping professionals when they can't meet in person.


    National Initiative Formed to Help Small Lawn Care Companies Grow

    The National Association of Lawncare Professionals and FMC Corporation are teaming up to give smaller landscaping companies a boost.


    10 Landscaping and Gardening Myths You Need to Stop Believing

    A lot of good gardening advice has been passed down through the generations, but some erroneous recommendations have trickled down...


    7 Things You Need to Know Before Planting a Tree

    Planting a tree is a wonderful investment for your property. Follow this checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything...


    20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

    It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...