Aug. 16 2017
You can keep your lawn green in Kure Beach, North Carolina, but it’ll cost you -- $4,000, to be exact. That’s the price of the irrigation meter you have to buy first. Yet, just a few miles ...
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Aug. 15 2017
“I was at an age where I was too high-priced for the business world, and anyway, I wanted to do something completely different. My son had some friends who were doing holiday lights, and making a ...
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Aug. 15 2017
Much of the latest discussion of eco-green services in our industry has focused around battery-powered equipment, native plantings and ecologically-friendly maintenance techniques. While these are important ...
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Aug. 15 2017
A landscape contractor working on the groundbreaking phase of a new retirement community in Van Nuys, California, had certain specific concerns about irrigation. “Runoff was a very big issue, because ...
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Aug. 15 2017
IT WAS THE AMERICAN BUSINESS magnate Harry Selfridge who coined the phrase, “The customer is always right.” He used it prominently in his advertising, and emphasized a customer-service approach ...
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Aug. 15 2017
In the early 1900s, when Constance Manthei decided to go into business, she probably didn't think her family-owned company would weather its fourth generation and still be growing ...
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Aug. 15 2017
It was the bottom of the 17th inning on May 21, 2016, and it was getting late. At Petco Park in San Diego, California, the Padres’ Wil Myers was at the plate; he hit a foul ball and was squaring ...
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Aug. 15 2017
Here’s what happened recently in the office of a landscaping company. One team member had the nasty habit of making clicking noises with his mouth while performing administrative duties. This proved ...
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Aug. 15 2017
Lee Edwards is the CEO of The Greenery, a landscape company with locations in Savannah, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina, and Hilton Head Island, and he says the local labor market just isn’t ...
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Aug. 15 2017
Conserva Irrigation recently announced that it is expanding its franchise opportunities nationally. The franchise business model is built around the repair and maintenance of both commercial and resid
Aug. 14 2017
To continue its commitment to the landscape irrigation and lighting market, Hunter Industries promoted Gene Smith to president of the landscape division. Recently, Smith had promoted Todd Polderman to
Aug. 14 2017
From their Roswell, Georgia headquarters, SiteOne Landscape Supply recently announced the acquisition of regional green industry supplier South Coast Supply. South Coast was founded in 1981, and has t
Aug. 12 2017
Leaves are falling already in Norman, Oklahoma. Not because the season has changed; it’s too early for that. They’re falling because they’ve been sprayed with an herbicide. And local ...
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Aug. 10 2017
Another summer, another reminder of how dangerous outdoor work can be. A landscape worker in Tucson, Arizona, was killed after thousands of bees poured out of a huge hive at a home he was working on ...
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Aug. 10 2017
It was a case of, “No good deed goes unpunished.” A landscape worker stopped a theft-in-progress, only to be subsequently struck by the would-be thief’s getaway car. A landscape crew ...
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Aug. 9 2017
To improve landscape irrigation efficiency, a Landscape Irrigation Efficiency Design Code was enacted in unincorporated Alachua County in April 2016. It requires all irrigation professionals who insta
Aug. 9 2017
Most people don’t realize it, but landscape work is a surprisingly dangerous profession. The national average of fatalities every year is 3.8 deaths per 100,000 workers across all industries, but ...
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Aug. 8 2017
A judge has ruled that Montgomery County, Maryland, can’t ban the use of pesticides on lawns after all. The law, passed by the county council in 2015, was to take effect in 2018, but was challenged
Aug. 8 2017
Illegal and unscrupulous landscape contractors in Arizona continue to operate with impunity, casting ethical ones in a bad light. The law is part of the problem. Illegal contracting in the state is a ...
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