July 18 2017
When Andrew J. Gronowski got caught swindling people by pretending to be a landscape company employee, he was sentenced to six months in county jail and three years’ probation, but now he’ll ...
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July 18 2017
While the labor shortage is a national problem for landscape contractors, some communities are being hit harder than others and Hilton Head, South Carolina, is one of them. The affluent island communi
July 17 2017
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), based in Oakland, California, recently announced that they will be adding glyphosate to the state’s list of chemicals known to cause ...
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July 17 2017
The H-2B program will be approving an additional 15,000 visas this summer, according to a recent announcement by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly. Kelly was authorized by Con
July 15 2017
It can happen in the middle of the night or in broad daylight, while your crew eats lunch at a fastfood restaurant. Whether it is a small string trimmer or a $20,000 commercial mower, landscape equipment ...
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July 15 2017
It’s also a good time to talk about the importance of saving water. It’s the hottest month of the year, and when the most water flows out onto landscapes. That’s why the Irrigation Association ...
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July 15 2017
In other words, the power of people working together as a team multiplies the amount of work done by individuals. If this is true (and it is), the question you should be asking yourself is, “How ...
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July 15 2017
The year is 1971, and Bob Dobson has just completed the installation of a $37,000 irrigation system at a condominium. The client wants to see the system run prior to handing over the check. But there’s ...
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July 15 2017
One of the stereotypical characters found in old sitcoms was the fussbudget-y, super-uptight ‘efficiency expert,’ usually a skinny, highstrung fellow in a buttoned-down suit and bow tie, hired ...
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July 15 2017
Years ago, when installing irrigation for landscapes was still in its infancy, and landscape lighting was just a pipe dream, digging a trench was a major chore. “Back in the old days, we did everything ...
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July 15 2017
When Carl Kah started his small regional company, K-Rain, almost 45 years ago, little did he realize that it would grow to become a major force, selling its products worldwide. Along with the pride Kah ...
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July 15 2017
Ahhh, summer! The season where each weekend is full of opportunities to experience the great outdoors. Couples go to the beach in the morning, have drinks on their patio in the afternoon, then in the evening, ...
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July 15 2017
Following five years of drought, there are an estimated 102 million dead trees in California, shockingly. “Probably 70 to 80 percent of the whole mortality situation last year was mapped in areas ...
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July 14 2017
Long Island, New York, continues to lead the way in implementing the use of gas-less landscaping tools at a city level. The town of North Hempstead recently purchased electric leaf blowers, string tri
July 13 2017
Larry Schmitz is a Bloomington, Minnesota, meter reader and military veteran who spotted something a little odd about the hardscaping at one of the properties on his rounds. The white stone along the ...
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July 13 2017
The emerald ash borer continues to create headaches in cities where ash trees used to thrive. Roughly 14,000 ash trees will have to come down in Lincoln, Nebraska, thanks to the invasive insect, and c
July 12 2017
Last Wednesday, Abel de Jesus Monroy, 27, viscously and without reason attacked Judith Guido, chairperson at Guido & Associates, at her home in Moorpark, California. He has been arrested and is be ...
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July 12 2017
A new operating model has popped up in Charlotte, North Carolina, where a startup landscape business is betting on the success of robotic mowers. HomeVP, started by Woody Chin and Nick Sagnella, launc
July 12 2017
The owner of a landscape company in Clifton Park, New York, had no idea that his $10 purchase would go so far in funding his company’s expansion. When Anthony Iavarone asked his friend to buy him ...
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July 11 2017
Fred Whyte, former president, CEO and chairman of the board of STIHL, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017, after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer. He was surrounded by his family at his home