May 4 2016
Los Angeles, California, recently announced a set of changes to the city’s Green Building Code intended to make the region more drought-resilient. The revision is a step towards making graywater ...
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May 4 2016
Steven Pagliarini has been sentenced to three years of probation for withholding wages from both union and nonunion employees of Central Landscape Construction Company, Johnston, Rhode Island. Earlier
May 3 2016
Outdoor rooms and fully-customized living spaces top the trend list for 2016, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). “There’s also renewed interest in sustainable
May 3 2016
Maybe it was partisan zeal that motivated the stand-on mower operator to run over a campaign sign on a client’s lawn, or maybe he was just sick and tired of mowing around them. Either way, an unname
May 2 2016
A number of companies have identified that the landscape industry is ripe for an Uber-type of service, and filling the gaps in contractors’ schedules in the process. For the most part, these compani
May 2 2016
Top cyber security experts recently reported to Congress that small businesses are a major target of online crime and theft. The House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on the topic, where co
April 30 2016
This past month has been a bad one for fatal mowing incidents in the Southern U.S., according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). In Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas, three diff
April 29 2016
The various water districts in California have begun urging state regulators to exempt their region from Governor Jerry Brown’s emergency urban water conservation order. They contend that higher ...
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April 28 2016
In Massachusetts, a slow winter has spelled a busy spring for local landscape contractors. The lack of snow this year kept Stephen Roberts’s plow trucks on light duty, leaving his coffers less than
April 28 2016
Los Osos in San Luis Obispo County, California, wants to become one of the most water-efficient communities in the country. Landscape contractors have an opportunity to help make it happen. Property ...
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April 27 2016
The West is not the only region seeing signs of looser water restrictions on the horizon. The Water Policy Committee in Ashland, Massachusetts, recently recommended lifting a three-year-old ban on new
April 27 2016
Drone technology is advancing quickly, and the Federal Aeronautics Administration (FAA) is doing its best to keep abreast of the emerging technology. They’re hammering out the regulatory structure ...
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April 26 2016
A Fair Labor Standards Act case brought by a group of seasonal landscape laborers from Mexico has received conditional certification of the settlement class and settlement. Rogelio Ortega Hernandez an
April 26 2016
According to the research firm IBISWorld, the landscape service industry has surpassed its previous revenue highpoint for the first year since 2007. The country’s landscapes need work, and the compa
April 25 2016
Drafix Software, Inc., a supplier of landscape design software has announced that it has acquired the business assets of Visual Impact Imaging’s EARTHSCAPES. Since most users are approaching their
April 25 2016
SiteOne Landscape Supply has filed an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). No terms were given in the filing; however, t
April 23 2016
An advocacy group of nurseries, landscape contractors, turf companies, arborists, golf course managers and pesticide applicators in South Portland, Maine, has raised opposition to the city’s propose
April 22 2016
Typically, when we think of pests, we think of aphids, larvae and other little bugs that chew up landscapes, kill trees, and just generally ruin everything we work so hard to produce. In many parts of
April 21 2016
Business disputes are never fun, but when anger erupts into violence, it becomes another matter entirely. Jose Felix Campos Cortez disrupted the morning meeting of a Torrance, California landscaping c
April 21 2016
Thomas Fico was arrested recently in Las Vegas, Nevada, on multiple charges of theft, exploitation of older or vulnerable persons, and forgery. Fico has been in trouble with the law before. He has a h

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