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The landscape program was compiled by our Landscape Community. For questions on sessions, tours, etc. Davi would be happy to answer your questions or help select sessions that fit your business needs.

Davi Bowen
Government Relations & Grassroots Representative
DaviB@AmericanHort.org
202-789-8112







Welcome Landscapers.

Pencil in hand, hands in the dirt, eye on the sky -- that's the life of landscape distributors, designers, and installers. When you're busy creating environments that people yearn to immerse themselves in, you don't want to have to hunt for information. We've pulled it all together here, from the best plants for the job to the best ways to keep your labor force engaged and motivated.


100+ Sessions - Relevant, Important, and Trending

Sessions are still being finalized, but in the meantime, familiarize yourself with the key topics below. NEW THIS YEAR: we'll tag finalized sessions so that you know what fits best with your experience — fundamental, intermediate, and progressive.

THE BREAD AND BUTTER OF DESIGN-BUILD AND PLANNING
From the initial meeting to the sale, design, build, and planning all the way, a landscaper's workflow is unique. That's why you need strategies for sales and planning specifically tailored to you, just like you tailor a landscape to the client. Topics include:

  • Sales and customer service techniques for entry-level staff
  • Smart estimating and even smarter bidding for jobs

KNOW THE PROBLEM, KNOW THE SOLUTION
Right plant, right place can only get you so far when pests arrive. Discover new plant varieties that cut down on your problems while also getting insight into how to diagnose common landscape pests and issues. Topics include:

  • Navigating plant availabilities and knowing the best alternates
  • Identifying plants and how they're reacting their environment
  • Training foremen to be scouts for pests and diseases

PLANT KNOWLEDGE ON TAP
Connect to more options when it comes to plants, whether it's brand new varieties or new uses for traditional standbys. Hardscape can only do so much; it's the plants that finish the masterpiece. Topics include:

  • Utilizing underutilized perennials with seasonal color
  • Designing plant communities; the science behind plants
  • Using natives in the landscape
  • Letting sedges do the work
  • Capitalizing on the plants and pollinators movement

GOOD BUSINESS IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS
Sessions and topics that relate to how we do business as individuals and within the supply chain. Topics include:

  • Human resources: finding labor; hiring, firing, and retaining; new regulations and changes
  • Creating good culture: navigating the family business; making employees want to stay; succession planning
  • State of the industry: updates, supply chain challenges, and women in horticulture

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