Dec. 16 2017
Ray Tiddy, a local landscaper in Wanaka, New Zealand, shaved off his nearly three-year-old beard in an effort to raise almost $2,000 for his uncle Bruce Brown’s cancer treatment. Brown has been ...
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Dec. 15 2017
The model year 2018 is turning out to be an exciting one for the truck market. Medium and heavy-duty pickups, plus chassis cab, cab-forward and cabover-engine (COE) trucks just keep on getting tougher, ...
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Dec. 15 2017
I think back to the beginng. It was 1967, and all I wanted to do was start a business for myself. I wanted to be my own boss; but more importantly, I needed to be able to support my family. It’s ...
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Dec. 15 2017
The average person doesn’t spend a lot of time thinking about valves, or the solenoids that make them work. If you’re an irrigation professional, you might spend a little more time thinking ...
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Dec. 15 2017
One earthquake and several pounding rainstorms later, that wall—and the hill, and the house—are all still in place. That’s a testament to the skill and knowledge of the landscape contractor ...
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Dec. 15 2017
She seems to have a special talent and passion for mentoring and teaching, and yet she has recently pondered if academia is still the right path for her. “You know, I have questioned whether this ...
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Dec. 15 2017
But how about the future? Are you ready for that? Even more importantly, is your landscape business ready for it? The end of the year is the perfect time to take a close look at your operation and see ...
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Dec. 15 2017
I’ve been an entrepreneur for the past 30 years, and I’m proud of it. I consider this decision to be the most serious responsibility in life: becoming a life-long job creator. I get great pleasure ...
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Dec. 15 2017
Police in James City County, Virginia, are looking for a man who allegedly strangled a co-worker while landscaping in Kingspoint. Police have warrants for felony aggravated assault by strangulation an
Dec. 14 2017
According to both the South Carolina Drought Response Committee and the United States Drought Monitor, drought conditions across the Midlands are getting worse. The SCDRC has decided to upgrade the d
Dec. 14 2017
A property owner in Jonesboro, Arkansas, told police that she had surveillance video from November 30th of a man breaking into her garage. The man was later identified as self-employed landscaper Shan
Dec. 13 2017
Wildlife specialist Terry Messmer, of Utah State University Extension, says that invasive species are plants, animals or pathogens which are non-native (or alien) to the areas where they are now found
Dec. 13 2017
Police in Fremont, California, are looking for a suspect who carjacked a landscaper’s work truck. The landscaper was getting his equipment ready to mow a lawn when a man approached him and asked ...
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Dec. 12 2017
If you examine a tree in Southern California, you will likely find a small wet stain on its trunk that is probably a sign of a fatal tree disease that is spreading throughout the region at an alarming
Dec. 12 2017
In an effort to cut down on the use of potable water, Emerald Coast Utilities in Pensacola, Florida, will build a new 2.5 million-gallon tank to hold reclaimed water. Tim Haag, a spokesman for the uti
Dec. 11 2017
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a group that is responsible for developing emerging technologies for the U.S. military, wants to genetically engineer plant-based sensors as part
Dec. 11 2017
Maine is known for its unique individuals, who live in one of the country’s northernmost states. But this one may take the cake. Started in 2008, in Old Orchard Beach, a group of people g ...
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Dec. 9 2017
When high school teacher AJ Smith from Somerville, New Jersey, took on a landscaping job during his summer break, it was only to make a few extra bucks. But what he ended up coming away with was somet
Dec. 8 2017
Earlier this year, the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA) filed a lawsuit suing the city of Maplewood, New Jersey. The lawsuit opposed the ban on commercial leaf blowers, and that wa
Dec. 7 2017
Thomas Capecelatro, 62, owner of Chestnut Ridge Landscaping in Orange, Connecticut, waived his right to indictment before a U.S. District Judge in Hartford. He pleaded guilty to one count of willful f