Feb. 25 2017
Evergreen Country Homes in Woodbury, Minnesota, had a drainage problem until recently. Compacted clay soils, and a berm on the edge of the homeowner’s association resulted in standing water whenever
Feb. 24 2017
A beautification project in Westchase, Florida, left the Community Development District supervisors disappointed. And what was the reason behind their disappointment? No blooming color from the new fl
Feb. 23 2017
Seven Smith was just 17 years old when he was convicted of second-degree murder. Now, 23 years later, he’s built himself up into the successful owner of M.S. Lean, a landscape company that employs ...
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Feb. 23 2017
In North Texas, property owners and landscape contractors are keeping close watch on rose bushes for two different reasons. Property owners are enjoying the beauty of the flowers, but landscape contra
Feb. 22 2017
Most landscape contractors who do irrigation know about the plusses and minuses of drip irrigation. It can be more efficient, but it’s also costly. When drip is installed underground, it becomes ...
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Feb. 22 2017
A new study from Purdue University looked into how grass can affect carbon and nitrogen in the soil below. Quincy Law, who led the study, wanted to see if the carbon and nitrogen levels changed based ...
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Feb. 21 2017
“I love it; I think it’s fun,” says Steven Niedzwiecki of his plowing work. The 26-year-old is an employee of Gagne Landscaping, and recently he’s been clearing icy parking lots ...
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Feb. 21 2017
To the casual eye, nothing about the small lawn care business owned by Robert Campbell, Jr., looked anything less than proper. Campbell could be seen out at his customers’ properties, blowing leaves
Feb. 20 2017
The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) recently announced from its Herndon, Virginia, offices that it will be offering its members a discounted workers’ compensation insurance ...
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Feb. 20 2017
In 2009, a federal audit of Asplundh Tree Experts Inc. in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, found that some of their employees were not eligible to work in the United States. Asplundh fired about 100 employ
Feb. 18 2017
Across the U.S., cities are taking initiatives to create green, livable spaces in their most urban areas. Both on large and small scales, eco-friendly beautification is coming to the forefront. Over ...
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Feb. 17 2017
A warm winter has left several Michigan companies without their usual seasonal income. Drew Maier, who owns King Chop Landscaping in Stevensville, can’t help but be a little frustrated with the lack
Feb. 16 2017
A recent wood chipper accident left the 24-year-old owner of a landscape company dead. Hayden Balboa, owner of SMY Landscape Service in Califon, New Jersey, was operating the machine at a client’s ...
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Feb. 16 2017
Rebecca Head of Syracuse, Utah, was told that Michaelson Land Management would clear her driveway within 24 hours of a snowstorm. They never came. “I was very upset. I was trying to get a hold of ...
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Feb. 15 2017
At the end of last year, I spent my New Year’s Eve where most of us do, at a party. After the year turned, one of my friends pulled out his guitar and led us all in a rendition of the classic Bob ...
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Feb. 15 2017
Depending on who you ask, wildflowers are either a blessing or a curse. For some clients, the idea of a landscape teeming with local blooms captures the image of untamed wilderness, kept ever-so-slightly ...
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Feb. 15 2017
Some months ago, our family had three major home improvements that needed to be completed. Discussed in this article is what each company we called did that increased their perceived value to us as they ...
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Feb. 15 2017
When Greg Hunter graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, with a degree in mechanical engineering, he joined the family business. However, it’s the dash between the year that he joined ...
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Feb. 15 2017
He dismantled all of his gas-powered machines, recycled the parts, bought new battery-powered tools, and renamed his company Solar Earth Lawn Care, LLC. “Once I did, I started finding people who ...
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Feb. 15 2017
I started in this industry, I was a 25-year old business owner with almost no money. I was seated in my ridiculously small office, a 10-foot by 12-foot portable building, located in Dad’s backyard. ...
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