News and Events Overview

NHLA holds a number of events during the year, open to members and crew.

Twilight Meetings
Twilight Meetings are an old tradition of NHLA! These events are usually held at a job site of one of our members or at some other interesting locale. They are a great way to meet other landscapers, see what others are up to, and to learn useful information. These events are free, usually have refreshments, and start at the end of the day, around 5:30. Plan to join us.

Joint Winter Meeting
NHLA and NHPGA hold a Joint Winter Meeting in January of each year. The day-long program features educational sessions as well as a small trade show with product and service vendors. This popular event is a great way to start off the new year and start preparing for the upcoming season. Pesticide credits are usually available.

Annual Spring Conference

Every March NHLA, in conjunction with UNH Cooperative Extension holds a Spring Educational Conference. Another day-long event, this program opens the spring season and features educational sessions covering topics of interest to landscapers in every area. Pesticide credits are usually available.

Dinner Meetings and Special Events
NHLA holds one or two dinner meetings or special events each year. Recently we worked with the NH Arborists to bring Dr. Michael Dirr to the area for a presentation and walking tour. Occasional Business Meetings address topics we all need to know about to run a successful operation such as insurance, contracts, estimating, and business plans. We have also organized trips to sites such as Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Read your NHLA Newsletter and visit this website for information on these and other events.

A sampling of past years' topics at the Joint Winter Meeting and Annual Spring Conference:

  • Large, Lush, Low Maintenance Gardens
  • Growth Regulators for Bedding Plants
  • Exotic Invasives, Integrated Techniques of Control
  • Understanding Crop Insurance Options
  • Organic Gardening and Lawn Care, Cooperative Buying Opportunities-Save Money by Reducing Costs
  • Worker's Compensation Compliance
  • Winter Jackets for Plants, and Other Landscape/Nursery Research Briefs
  • Becoming a Licensed Pesticide Applicator
  • Compost and Soil Demystified
  • Taking Better Photos of Your Work
  • How I Survived the Winter: a panel discussion on getting through the winter season
  • Updates from the Department of Labor: What you Need to Know
  • Bare Root Trees: The Pros and Cons for Private and Public Landscaping Projects, Integrated Pest Management, New Low Risk Chemistry in Pesticides and New Pests in NH, Woody Plants Below Ground
  • Panel Discussion: Professionalism in the Landscape Industry: Good, Bad, or Non-Existent? Best Management Practices for Irrigation Requirements to Safely Operate Equipment on the Road in Performance of Our Jobs

NHLA members and friends at a Twilight Meeting in June 2010 at Pleasant View Gardens.