April 24 2017
With online advertising becoming more and more of a necessity, businesses should do everything they can in order to appeal to the internet market. One leading internet marking company, fishbat, gave a
April 24 2017
Property owners in Davidson, North Carolina, had a bit of a shock recently, when their lawns were mowed by EPA employees dressed in white suits and gas masks. The properties were all situated ar ...
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April 22 2017
Legal Guatemalan immigrant Mynor Chox and two of his co-workers recently filed suit against Outdoors Unlimited of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, accursing them of trafficking immigrants for the purposes of ...
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April 21 2017
Joshua Barnes was arrested in 2015 for stealing a ride-on mower, and now the Washington State Supreme Court will decide if his actions constitute a vehicle theft as well. In Barnes’ initial trial, ...
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April 20 2017
Spraying weeds while you mow may now be possible, thanks to an invention by Jon Jackson, of Centerville, Ohio. Jackson has created a prototype of his Nature Zap Smart Spray, an attachment for walk-beh
April 20 2017
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is responding to a marked increase in the number of landscape industry deaths in the Southeastern United States with a day of awareness. Togeth
April 19 2017
In San Francisco, California, it is getting hard for landscape contractors to source good trees for their installation projects, and competition is getting fierce. Apple’s new campus calls for an ...
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April 19 2017
A recent study of America’s aquifers by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has revealed that there is a lot of brackish water available for reuse in the landscape than anyone expected. In ...
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April 18 2017
If you’re a regular reader of Irrigation and Green Industry magazine, you’ve no doubt seen us talk about lean management. Lean management follows the Japanese method of management that promotes ...
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April 18 2017
The Town Council of Palm Beach, Florida, has now banned gas-powered leaf blowers from use on properties smaller than one acre in size, in spite of recommendations from the green industry. Representati
April 17 2017
Many landscape maintenance tasks cannot be automated, but mowing is the exception to the rule, or so hopes Dallas, Texas landscape company Robin, which recently announced its plan to mow clients’ ...
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April 17 2017
Landscape companies across the country are scrambling to hire employees, and Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina is trying to help that happen. Tillis is leading the effort to make changes to the H-
April 15 2017
The drive for increased irrigation efficiency has been a constant of the landscape industry for generations. This seems odd given that, compared to many countries, America is a land gifted with water abundance. ...
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April 15 2017
It has been said that all organizations have some degree of dysfunction. When you stop to consider the jigsaw puzzle of people who are brought together to work for the same company, it is easy to understand ...
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April 15 2017
His sentiment is one that many senior company owners in the green industry can identify with. Being a small business owner is as close as any of us are likely to get to being a king—after all, we ...
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April 15 2017
One of the biggest issues our industry is facing is a shortage of labor. As more Baby Boomers retire, landscape companies are finding their available worker pool growing smaller each year. Plus, with talk ...
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April 15 2017
I never did come down with the classic Vitamin C deficiency ailment that fruit-deprived sailors used to get, however, because my indulgent grandmother gave me grape juice instead. That was one of her many ...
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April 15 2017
"April showers bring May flowers," is something you’ll likely be hearing all this month. But really, the more truthful phrase would be “April showers bring stormwater runoff and pollution to ...
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April 15 2017
Ever since he was a young teenager, Ross Lazarov knew he wanted to be his own boss. Although he started college, he didn’t feel it would be fast enough or worth it with his level of ambition; he ...
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April 15 2017
When a U-Haul van showed up recently at The Landscaping Masters in Fresno, California, it wasn’t to transport the owner’s property, unfortunately. A security camera at the business captured ...
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