March 29 2017
By the time Jack George, owner of J&J Landscaping Company and Garden Center in Raritan, New Jersey, saw the smoke rising from his building, it was already too late. “The fire just took off,” h ...
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March 29 2017
Andy and Sandy Wood area husband-and-wife team who own Habitats Environmental Services in Wilmington, North Carolina, and they take a very ecologically-focused tack with their landscape business ...
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March 28 2017
In Huntsville, Alabama, one landscape business owner is under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office for financial abuse of the elderly. When Charles Mehltretter, 71, met with Paul Ran ...
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March 28 2017
The city of Cape Coral, Florida, is exploring the possibility of purchasing 1,000 acres to create a reservoir. It is being considered because the city is going through a historic drought that is dryin ...
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March 27 2017
The city council of Troy, Michigan, recently agreed to hire an eco-green company to maintain city properties, even though their bid was $30,000 more expensive than what the city typically spends. EQ G ...
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March 27 2017
The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor recently made a joint announcement of an increase in the statutory fines related to the H-2B program. The average penalty incurred by H- ...
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March 25 2017
A two-year research project by Erfan Vafaie, an entomologist with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in Overton, Texas, was completed recently, and he suggests some treatments for protecting the ...
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March 24 2017
In Ridgewood, New Jersey, local efforts at conserving water are focused on limiting irrigation, but the interconnected nature of water systems has raised an additional difficulty. The local utility, R ...
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March 23 2017
A recent report from the Labor Department is showing how hungry employers are for new hires as we go into spring. For February, 235,000 new positions were added across the country, higher than expecte ...
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March 23 2017
When it comes to what people want in their outdoor living spaces, there are a few features that generally come out on top. People like fire, whether it’s a built-in fire pit or an outdoor kitchen. P ...
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March 22 2017
The weather has been erratic all over the country and Wichita, Kansas, is no exception. Temperatures have dipped, which might not be great news for the local landscapes. It’s gone below freezing a f ...
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March 22 2017
In California, lawn mowers and leaf blowers may soon be the prime source of air pollution. In three years’ time, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) expects that gardening equipment will surpas ...
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March 21 2017
The Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) recently teamed up with the Colorado Community College System to help generate more skilled employees for a labor-starved green industry. They b ...
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March 21 2017
Last spring, Super Naturals, a landscape company in Carbondale, Colorado, was hired to work at the home of an Aspen real estate agent. The company reached an oral agreement with the owner, Joshua Sasl ...
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March 20 2017
A current D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals case about company liability could have lasting ramifications for green-industry companies that make use of temp agencies. The case, Browning-Ferris Industries ...
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March 20 2017
The latest attempt to solve the two-year state budget crisis in Illinois could have lasting ramifications for the state’s green industry. The current deal under consideration, Senate Bill 9, or just ...
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March 18 2017
Dawn Sheehan from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, is suing two local landscape companies, Pine Brook Farm, Inc., and Home Grown Outdoor Finishes. The complaint: negligence per se, recklessness, and negli ...
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March 16 2017
Two educational forces in the green industry recently announced they will be teaming up to bring irrigation information to landscape professionals. The radio show The Water Zone, sponsored by Toro Irr ...
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March 16 2017
Rocco Guadagna, owner of Vision Lawn Care and Snow Plowing Inc., in Tonawanda, New York, has a young son who’s turning two. Guadagna wants to honor Rocco Jr.—who has been diagnosed with Down syndr ...
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