Aug. 1 2017
For many landscape contractors, the go-to answer for hard-to-grow spaces is mulch, but some experts are advocating a different approach. They are inviting green industry professionals to ‘sedge thei
Aug. 1 2017
Following heated public debate over a plan to ban all leaf blowers in the city of Palm Springs, California, the city council recently voted to ban gas blowers, while allowing the use of battery-powere
July 31 2017
“Recycled wastewater has a negative stigma; the ‘yuck’ factor, we call it,” says Jeff Prevatt, research and innovation manager for the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation ...
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July 31 2017
Michael J. Sherwin is the CEO of Columbiana Boiler, an Ohio company that manufactures galvanized containers and kettles, and like many business owners, he is having real trouble meeting his labor need
July 29 2017
Twice this year, major malware assaults perpetrated by cybercriminals have swept the globe, locking down hundreds of thousands of computers and freezing the Ukrainian government. Press coverage of bot
July 28 2017
The proprietor of Lockwood Lawns in York, Pennsylvania, is getting attention for his sustainable efforts in lawn care. Brad Lockwood, 20, has been mowing lawns since he was nine. Since then, he’s ...
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July 27 2017
With revenue reported at about $76 billion per year and a 3.7 percent growth rate, the landscape industry is an attractive career path for newcomers. Just ask Nick Altman, 22, and Riley Bass, 21, two ...
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July 27 2017
In Winter Garden, Florida, homeowner Jennifer Abel was just getting home when the crew that maintained her landscape got her attention. “As I was pulling in, my lawn guys from APEX were shouting ...
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July 26 2017
E&S Landscaping in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been hit with a $3 million verdict, after a jury decided they were negligent in parking their truck in a path commonly used by bicycles. However, t ...
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July 26 2017
The city of Aspen, Colorado, has its eye on outdoor water use, and its latest ordinance is designed to regulate outdoor watering. The city council approved a requirement that sets a cap on the amount ...
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July 25 2017
In April, Munie Greencare Professionals, in Caseyville, Illinois, had about $180,000 worth of equipment stolen, including four trucks and three trailers, each of which contained six riding mowers, nin
July 25 2017
If you’re just looking at the bare numbers, the picture of water reuse in the West might seem disappointing. In 2015, California produced some 233 billion gallons of recycled water, a gain of only ...
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July 24 2017
When Juneau-based landscape company owner David Lendrum decided to relocate his business to a subdivision on the outskirts of town, Landscape Alaska was looking to expand. Lendrum leased an adjacent p
July 24 2017
The city of Austin, Texas, is looking to fight stormwater issues by tapping the potential found in green infrastructure on local properties. The city council recently passed a Green Stormwater Infrast
July 22 2017
When Dylan Malone, owner of Next Level Lawncare and Landscape in Independence, Missouri, heard that a man from nearby Belton had been scammed by a bad contractor, he stepped up. Malone reached out to ...
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July 21 2017
The weather this spring and summer has brought a significant increase in the number of ticks out and about this year, and employers should be aware of the risks they present. Ticks are tiny and their ...
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July 20 2017
In Florida, when Governor Rick Scott’s first term began in 2011, the state Department of Transportation (FDOT) rolled out ‘A Bold New Vision’ for landscape work across the state. The ...
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July 20 2017
New high-tech water meters will be coming to every home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and for some, that's going to mean tearing up landscaping. Meters surrounded by shrubbery won't be able to ...
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July 19 2017
Toyota North America made headlines recently by officially opening a new national headquarters in Plano, Texas, with a focus on the campus’ environmentally-friendly measures. Along with solar panels
July 19 2017
A labor union in Michigan is filing a lawsuit against Western Michigan University (WMU), over the University’s decision to get goats to do some of the campus’ lawn mowing. According to Kathi ...
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