May 25 2017
When Dave Gould heard that the local garden club in Harwich Port, Massachusetts, needed help paying for the overhaul of an outdated irrigation system in one of the town’s parks, he wanted to lend ...
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May 25 2017
You can add 22 people to the more than 41,000 who’ve successfully completed the training offered by the University of Florida, Extension, at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Rec ...
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May 24 2017
A recent study from smart controller manufacturer Rachio indicates that 70 percent of Americans are bothered when they see neighbors watering their yards before, during or after a rainfall. However, e
May 24 2017
Turf in northern Michigan is being decimated by a widespread outbreak of European chafer grubs. Reports have come in about a golf course in Michigan that had flocks of seagulls congregating on the fai
May 23 2017
Kawasaki Motors Corp. Engine Division recently cut the ribbon on their new U.S. headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 200,000-square-foot building houses the U.S. headquarters, as well as its ne
May 23 2017
When a teenage Philip Hempstead began his lawn care company in Northampton, Massachusetts, he knew from the start that he wanted to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Hempstead founded Electr
May 22 2017
The city council of Princeton, Illinois, is planning to double the fees that commercial landscape contractors pay when disposing of yard waste on city properties. The council recently held the first r
May 22 2017
BrightView Tree Company turned heads recently when they lifted, moved and replanted a 700,000-pound California live oak. Several months were required to complete the transfer, which took place i ...
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May 20 2017
For years, Nationwide Children’s Hospital maintained the grounds at the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, Ohio. Recently, both facilities underwent an expansion, and as they grew, the grounds got ...
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May 19 2017
Mike Wirth, owner of The Wirth Company, a landscape business in Ketchum, Idaho, was recently killed on the job. Wirth became trapped in more than six feet of water while helping a local family figure ...
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May 18 2017
Officials in Minnesota are looking for ways to squeeze more out of the water that spins down their drains. Though rainwater reuse has gained some ground in Minnesota, wastewater recycling is less prev
May 18 2017
Ash trees in 31 states are under attack from the emerald ash borer (EAB). The infestation was first noticed in 2002. Since then, it’s been gaining momentum and now has the potential to devastate ...
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May 17 2017
Thousands of dollars were lost by some Durham, North Carolina homeowners when a fast-talking landscaper didn’t complete his jobs. These people paid-up front for landscaping work last November; howev
May 17 2017
Although the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, a majority of states is already enforcing minimum wages above that. It might be wise for small business owners to begin to factor in pay increases ...
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May 16 2017
The latest unemployment numbers from the Department of Labor show an unexpected drop, and according to market experts, it may signal significant growth in employee wages this summer. The unemployment ...
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May 16 2017
Nelson Lee, president of the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA), recently announced that they have hired a new executive director for the organization. “We are truly pleased to ...
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May 15 2017
Your green-industry company is only as valuable as the people you employ. The question I have for you is, “How valuable are you allowing them to be?” You are probably familiar with what the ...
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May 15 2017
Back in the early part of the last century, an exciting invention called the ‘wireless’ was the word of the day. Radio was not only brand new, it was transformative—suddenly, the world ...
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May 15 2017
When Greg Taylor, owner of GTM Services in Largo, Florida, went to the Green Industry Expo (GIE) in 2014, he noticed that there were a few more companies selling battery-powered outdoor equipment. He saw ...
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May 15 2017
A piece of military equipment? A monotonal public speaker? A type of bee that keeps its queen fed? How about ‘a revolutionary landscape contractor tool?’ I recently attended a demonstration ...
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