Sept. 4 2015
A number of landscape businesses were hit hard recently by the theft of lawn equipment from utility trailers at three commercial storage facilities in Flagler County, Florida--at Hargrove Mini Storage
Sept. 3 2015
Garner, North Carolina, recently approved a plan to contract out landscape maintenance along the main thoroughfare of the town. The North Carolina DOT is officially responsible for maintaining the gra
Sept. 3 2015
Kevin Epp, owner of Cutting Edge Services in Battle Ground, Washington, began work on his well control system when he saw how many clients in his county had irrigation problems. “I started looking ...
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Sept. 2 2015
The landscape company formerly in charge of maintenance of the Mount Hope Cemetery in Mount Hope, Kansas, has been fired. This decision by the Greeley Township follows a mess the company left behind ...
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Sept. 2 2015
As lawns citywide turn brown or are replaced with drought-tolerant alternatives, one plush green lawn stands out in Santa Monica, California. The front yard has flourished despite being untouched by a
Sept. 1 2015
The planned community of Mountain House, California, has chosen to keep diverting water from a nearby canal for its 15,000 residents. This flies in the face of an order from the State Water Resources ...
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Sept. 1 2015
After four years of little rain for California, redwoods, birches and all their brethren in drought-stricken areas are beginning to die. "In spring 2014, we noticed trees starting to not wake up from ...
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Aug. 31 2015
Recently, some property managers looking to push back invasive weeds from a large property have turned to goats for help. It makes a certain amount of sense; they’re certainly cheaper than hiring ...
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Aug. 31 2015
Earth Care Inc., of Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming exploitation from a number of its seasonal workers. Rogelio Ortega Hernandez is the lead plaintiff for the case
Aug. 29 2015
As the drought continues, one landscape supply company in Coachella, California, is looking at a new way to keep lawns green. Specifically, they’re looking at paint. “I love a lush rye grass ...
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Aug. 28 2015
The sheriff’s office in Collier County, Florida, recently discovered that the Albert Benarroch stole $13,000 of county property earlier this summer. He owns Benarroch’s Affordable Landscaping ...
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Aug. 27 2015
Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, Illinois, recently announced the purchase of Conard-Pyle, a century-old plant development company. Conard-Pyle, headquartered in West Grove, Pennsylvani ...
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Aug. 27 2015
So close, and yet so far, seems to be the order of the day for Dave Ferguson. Ferguson wants to use recycled water on his lawn in Solana Beach, California. He has a purple pipeline right next to his p
Aug. 26 2015
During periods of intense heat and dryness, fire departments often prohibit the use of mowers and other motorized tools in the name of fire safety. For those who don’t take these bans seriously, ...
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Aug. 25 2015
A little more than a week after an EPA contractor accidentally caused three million gallons of polluted water to spill into the Animas River, the Environmental Protection Agency is in trouble again. A
Aug. 24 2015
In a report from the Freedonia Group, demand for landscaping products in the U.S. is forecast to grow to $8.2 billion by 2019. Strong gains in the residential and nonresidential construction sectors ...
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Aug. 22 2015
James Bates is back on his mower, just two weeks after nearly being killed while servicing a client’s lawn in Cape Coral, Florida. The incident occurred when the contractor accidentally drove off ...
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Aug. 21 2015
The city of Corpus Christi, Texas, is currently assessing the state of residential backflow prevention, following an E. coli contamination. City officials say that the recent boil order might have bee
Aug. 20 2015
As pressure mounts to conserve water, graywater systems are starting to come into vogue. The term covers a large range of systems which allow gently-used water to be reused on landscapes. On the low-e
Aug. 20 2015
A landscape contractor in Marco Island, Florida, was arrested recently on charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property. According to Collier County Sheriff’s deputies, Albert Benarroch, ...
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