Staff Stories

Reduce Stress

Reduce Stress

By Merle Hayes - 15 Ways to Reduce Stress During the Busy Season As the busy season picks up, I thought it would be a good time to share some strategies for managing stress when your workload picks up. It’s easy to get so bogged down in client work at this time that...

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Add on!

Add on!

By Roxie Carlton - Add-on Sales Are Critical to Great Customer Service! The phrase “Add-on sales” comes up a lot in the world of sales, but what do they really mean to our unique industry? Unlike many businesses, in the world of wholesale and retail plant nurseries,...

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Spring is Here!

Spring is Here!

By Trey Wyatt - Yeah, Spring is here, not sure how long but let’s enjoy it while we can. At the tree farm, everything is really growing which is always exciting. We have had a good growing season so far. Intermittent rain, no late freezes or frost. Remember you can...

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Cultivating Success

Cultivating Success

Cultivating Success: The Power of Collaboration, Process, and Customer Service in Wholesale Plant Nurseries As the vibrant city of Austin, Texas gears up for another bustling season, Leaf, our esteemed wholesale plant nursery, stands at the threshold of opportunity....

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SHE Event

For the second year in a row, Austin Area organization S.H.E. held a conference on International Women’s Day, on March 8, 2024. Leaf helped sponsor the event, and 4 of our lady staffers were able to attend. We traveled to Elgin, where we enjoyed snacks, networking,...

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Spring is Here!

Plant Pioneers

Native Plant Pioneers In my 40 years in the green industry, l've seen the native plant introduction from its beginning to where it's a major part of most landscapes. We here in the Austin/San Antonio area were the leading edge in natives being commercially available...

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Habits

Habits

One of my goals this year was to read 12 Business Improvement/ Self Improvement books in 2024…. So far so good. 3 pages on the calendar turned and 3 books completed! I have mentioned some of what I have been reading to some of you in conversations and implemented...

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Cultivating Success

Cultivating Success

Cultivating Success: The Power of Collaboration, Process, and Customer Service in Wholesale Plant Nurseries As the vibrant city of Austin, Texas gears up for another bustling season, Leaf, our esteemed wholesale plant nursery, stands at the threshold of opportunity....

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Add on!

National Women’s Day

March 8th is National Women’s Day, and Leaf’s Spring 24 shirt design focuses on the proud legacy of Women in Horticulture. In honor of that, I wanted to present some of the greatest female botanists, biologists, and horticulturists with ties to Texas. The...

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Spring is Here!

Leadership

Leadership starts with Lead. To lead we need to be examples of what we want our team and company to aspire to be. How we handle our daily tasks, personal demeanor, customer service, and servant leadership for our teams is how we can expect our teams to operate....

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Yes We Can

We Don’t ALWAYS Get Along In the intricate world of workplace dynamics, conflicts are inevitable. Whether they arise from differences in opinion, personality clashes, or misunderstandings, conflicts have the potential to disrupt productivity, strain relationships, and...

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Cultivating Success

Maximizing the Slow Season

Preparing for Success in the Busy Seasons Ahead As the winter chill sets in and the pace of business slows down, it’s important to use your spare time efficiently. The slow season presents a golden opportunity to get ahead and set the stage for success in the busy...

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iNET, The Road so Far

Our iNET platform for eCommerce has been underway for months and we will be rolling out passwords to all sales folks for beta testing this first week of February. I want to briefly share a little about the team that’s been diligently putting in the work to bring this...

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Spring is Here!

Grace

I want to give my description of Grace. Forgiveness is free to people that don’t deserve it. It’s one of the foundations of the Christian religion. It is a hard habit to accept. You have to consciously repeat it in your mind. Turn the other cheek. Although it is hard...

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Habits

“Yes we can”

Cultivating a “Yes We Can” Culture: In the dynamic landscape of business, fostering a positive and proactive culture is essential for growth and innovation. A “Yes We Can” culture is one where employees are empowered to take on challenges, collaborate seamlessly, and...

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Cultivating Success

Thank You LEAF

As we bid farewell to an incredible year and set our sights on the exciting possibilities that 2024 holds, it's with immense pride and gratitude that we extend our heartfelt congratulations to each and every one of you for your outstanding contributions to Leaf this...

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Springs Starts Now!

January is when spring truly begins for gardeners such as myself. We are plantingseeds indoors that will be set out in the first weeks of March. We are turning our soil over in our beds when a freeze is predicted to help kill off any unwanted bugs dormant in the soil....

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Spring is Here!

New Start New Year!

Well, we’ve made another trip around the sun together and I feel blessed as we start another trip. The New Year is like a Birthday and a time to celebrate and be grateful for all we have been given during the past year. I have many blessings to be thankful for...

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Habits

Looking Ahead to 2024!

What a great year 2023 was for Leaf Landscape Supply! Our company’s resiliency and ability to navigate through adversity was called upon yet again. Despite a cold icy start in February, causing property owners unexpected expenses in tree cleanup, then a dry remainder...

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Inventory Integrity and You

We have all experienced the frustration of a failed sale due to a wrong Quantity On Hand in Epicor. As the Inventory Clerk at Store 2, I often hear those frustrations first hand from our AMs and CSRs. While the Inventory Clerks at both locations strive for perfect...

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Spring is Here!

Unsolicited Advice – Servant Leadership

At Leaf Landscape Supply servant leadership is how we nurture and grow our company. Servant leadership allows us to multiply success and satisfaction both personally and professionally. 7 Key Principles Honor Others Inspire Vision Choose Ethics Empower Others Put...

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