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Upcoming Events

Renewal & Remembrance

July 15, 2019

Help us honor America's veterans by lending your professional skills to care for and beautify one of our nation's most hallowed placed - Arlington National Cemetery.

Legislative Days On The Hill

July 16-17, 2019

Team up with other industry professionals on the Hill to speak with your legislators, and become a more effective advocate on both the national and local stages.

NALP Field Trip: Frank and Marty’s Excellent Adventure

August 6-7, 2019

Part facility tour, part observations and lessons learned which add up to some powerful takeaways that could just possibly change your business model.

LANDSCAPES

October 15-18, 2019

The largest lawn care and landscape education event in the country, produced by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), in Louisville.

Meet Our Members

Abby Santos, No Ka Oi Landscape Services

Abby Santos moved to the Hawaiian Island of Kauai in the 1970s with plans of becoming a nurse. Plans changed. She quickly fell in love with the breathtaking plant life the Garden Island was known for. She also fell in love with a local named Frank whom she'd met in college. The two would eventually become not only husband and wife, but also business partners.

"Frank was working in a restaurant when I met him," Abby says. "The restaurant had a lot of indoor plants that employees would water with ice cubes. Frank asked, 'Why don't you let me take care of the plants?' I often helped him and fell in love with it. Interior plants were a big thing at the time. From there we began servicing many of the hotels and restaurants in the area. That's how it all started."... Read more!


The Latest

How Gachina Landscape Management Aligns Customer Expectations

Gachina Landscape team talks about customer expectations.

Sometimes you learn more from mistakes than you do from successes, says H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina, president and co-founder of Gachina Landscape Management headquartered in Menlo Park, California. That was the case when one of the company’s branches secured a difficult client. While the company was initially quite proud to announce they landed this very large […]

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Meet NALP Member Dean DeSantis of DeSantis Landscapes

Although he grew up around landscaping, Dean DeSantis, owner of DeSantis Landscapes in Portland, didn’t initially imagine he’d follow the same career path as his father, who started the business in 1974. At the time, DeSantis was just eight years old and says he spent most of his summers helping out. Even so, he just […]

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3 Ways to Improve Employee Onboarding for Better Retention

In the past three years, NALP member Ben Carruthers, owner of Carruthers Landscape Management Inc., in Dallas, says the company has become more “HR-focused” than ever before. He’s been working with Human Resources “Harvester” Steve Cesare, of The Harvest Group, on a number of ways in which the company can improve their employee onboarding process—among […]

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Growing the Industry

The Industry Growth Initiative is critical to growing and protecting the industry and expanding it’s workforce. Learn more and get involved.

Promoting the Industry

 NALP engages in national social media, advertising and media relations campaigns to raise the industry's visibility. Learn how you can get involved. 

Growing the Workforce

NALP promotes careers in our industry to anyone who loves the outdoors, design and horticulture. Learn more about the association’s mission.