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
July 11 2017
Recently, an overheated landscape worker in Satellite Beach, Florida, jumped into a canal to cool off, had a seizure, and passed out. He had to be hospitalized. Another landscape worker in Edinburgh ...
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July 10 2017
Prescription Landscape, Inc., a commercial landscape services and snow removal provider based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area, has acquired Arketa Outdoor Services from Arteka Companies, L
July 8 2017
Keeping a well-manicured lawn is a priority for a lot of people. Just ask the Kootenai County Fire and Rescue Department in Idaho. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) responded to a call for a cardi
July 7 2017
The Illinois legislature has passed a bill to protect the state’s immigrant population, in response to a growing atmosphere of anxiety. Now, the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) ...
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July 6 2017
As clients venture out onto their patios for holiday barbecues and al fresco get-togethers, you might want to consider offering a patio-furniture cleaning service. Check the manufacturer’s instructi
July 6 2017
A man with disabilities who started a lawn care business in Ogden, Utah, has been getting noticed. Mentor Mowing is a nonprofit organization that mows about 32 properties a week with a team of special
July 5 2017
A landscape company president is being brought up on federal charges for failure to pay about $350,000 in back wages to 38 workers from the H-2B program. Court documents indicate that PAR Partnership ...
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July 5 2017
When Clate Mask wanted to remodel the backyard of his Gilbert Arizona home, he put in a call to the local landscape contracting companies. Mask is a business owner himself, and valued the expertise of
July 4 2017
Officials in Cedar Park, Texas, have implemented a twice-weekly irrigation program to further the city’s water conservation efforts for the summer. A schedule based on house numbers is in place, ...
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July 4 2017
Not all heroes wear capes, but some do wield chainsaws. For ten hours, residents of a Memphis, Tennessee neighborhood had been trapped, cut off from the main road by a felled tree, after Tropical Depr
July 3 2017
Richard Douglas Hyatt of Hot Springs, Arkansas, is going to be spending the next four years in prison, after conning a local couple into paying him more than $3,300 for landscaping work that was never
July 3 2017
Jurors in Lenox, Massachusetts, awarded $750,000 to a former landscape worker, after he fell from a roof while working for a business that did not carry worker’s compensation insurance. Jose Hernan