Dec. 6 2016
A group of multimillionaire Hillsborough, California residents has sued the town, claiming that its drought rules and penalties intended to keep people from over-watering big lawns are illegal. The ca
Dec. 6 2016
In Fort Worth, Texas, a cooperative program between the local police and the insurance industry known as the COBRA unit is showing real results. The program focuses on thieves who go after vehicles or
Dec. 5 2016
The Tampa, Florida-based 3D printing company EMS has teamed up with the Riviera Beach sprinkler company K-Rain to manufacture prototype sprinkler heads, according to a recent release. EMS provides 3D ...
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Dec. 5 2016
Sue Norton, a landscape contractor in San Antonio, Texas, has a message for those hanging lights this year: be careful! While decorating a house, Norton was seriously injured when the ladder she was o
Dec. 3 2016
The city council of South Portland, Maine, passed an ordinance restricting pesticide use this past September. Then the neighboring city of Portland followed suit, but with a more balanced approach tha
Dec. 2 2016
Ohio’s Attorney General has filed a lawsuit for a landscape business that dissolved in 2014. Israel Alex Barrett, who had a business operation in Goshen, Ohio, allegedly took money for services he ...
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Dec. 1 2016
Only a few years after the emerald ash borer beetle invasion cost the area thousands of ash trees, another invasive pest has come to Clermont County, Ohio. Asian longhorned beetles have been discovere
Nov. 30 2016
A man who had been cashing checks belonging to a landscape company was arrested and arraigned on 28 charges of receiving stolen property. Damian Dobson of Newbury, Massachusetts, a former gang member ...
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Nov. 30 2016
A recent scandal in Montreal, Canada, served as a prominent example of how the nuances of green industry work are often lost on the public in general. The brief news cycle known as #sodgate began when
Nov. 29 2016
A landscape employee in Hickory Township, Pennsylvania, is being sued for texting his boss. The incident occurred three years ago. In 2013, Laura E. Gargiulo struck and killed Daniel Gallatin with an ...
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Nov. 29 2016
The town of Chatham, Massachusetts, is planning for a future that better protects the local water supplies and it’s doing so by focusing on irrigation. A set of recently proposed changes to local ...
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Nov. 28 2016
A U.S. District Judge blocked the new overtime rule that was meant to go into effect December 1st. Judge Mazzant deemed it unlawful before granting a motion for a nationwide injunction. The controver
Nov. 28 2016
The Ariens Company in Brillion, Wisconsin, which also owns the Gravely brand, has announced the sale of two of its aftermarket parts businesses. Both the Stens and the JThomas brands are being sold to
Nov. 26 2016
A sub-contractor and the owner of an insurance agency in Savannah, Georgia, were arrested for conspiring to create multiple fraudulent certificates of insurance. The uninsured sub-contractor, working ...
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Nov. 25 2016
Guy Mariscal knew that he wanted to stand out from the other landscape businesses in Indianapolis. So, after some brainstorming, he created Solar Earth Lawn Care, Indiana’s first solar-powered lawn
Nov. 24 2016
Some angels don’t have halos and wings, but they have mowers and string trimmers. Addison Enterprises, a landscape company based in Sandpoint, Idaho, has provided free lawn care and landscape manage
Nov. 24 2016
At the home of Dr. Roslynn Brain in Moab, Utah, a type of graywater system that is new to the state is being installed. Brain’s system makes use of a branched drain and gravity to move water from ...
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Nov. 23 2016
As the unseasonably warm weather this fall continues into November, landscape companies across the country that are in the snow areas are faced with an interesting quandary. This weather allows them t
Nov. 23 2016
GRC Landscaping Services in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been accused of not paying their employees overtime. Otis James Wright, one of the company’s employees, has filed a class-action complaint

2015 STATUS REPORT

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