Feb. 10 2016
For many areas in the country, El Niño has truly disrupted the normal wintertime pattern. Even in regions that tend to remain dry in the winter, such as South Florida, the National Weather Service ha ...
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Feb. 10 2016
A man who once posed as a contractor offering snow plow and home improvement services is now up against a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Joseph Lloyd allegedly defrauded ...
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Feb. 9 2016
Furanos Landscape LLC in New Canaan, Connecticut, alleges that New Canaan Neighborhoods Inc., a nonprofit housing organization, owes them $94,350 for salting, snow plowing and landscaping done between ...
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Feb. 9 2016
A landscape business in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is facing fines of $42,000 from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The company was cited for eight safety and health v ...
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Feb. 8 2016
At a recent job fair in Philadelphia, all the applicants on the floor had something in common. Every one of them had served time in prison for everything from robbery to cocaine sales. Despite this ha ...
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Feb. 8 2016
Syngenta, the Swiss-based pesticide company, recently accepted a $43 billion buyout offer from the state-owned chemical company, ChemChina. Accepting this offer makes Syngenta and ChemChina the latest ...
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Feb. 6 2016
Americans don’t often think of the skills required to properly care for a landscape. Their mental image of landscape work might consist of a couple of men blowing leaves, or maybe crews sweating beh ...
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Feb. 5 2016
A landscape company specializing in installations that irrigate with harvested rainwater and reused graywater is trying to reduce its bureaucratic hurdles in the city of Monterey, California. Scott Mc ...
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Feb. 4 2016
A contractor in the Minneapolis­/Saint Paul, Minnesota area is in hot water after a recent deluge of complaints to federal regulators about his work—or lack thereof. Lee Otto, owner of Lee’s Lan ...
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Feb. 4 2016
Property owners in an Orange County, California, suburb have expressed their willingness to pay more for the maintenance of public landscapes. A recent vote in the municipality of East Lake Village ap ...
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Feb. 3 2016
Winter can be very dangerous for plants—not just because of the harsh conditions Mother Nature imposes, but because of the products we humans undertake to counteract the icy roads. When roads and wa ...
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Feb. 3 2016
Many residents who participated in California’s water rebate program are now hearing from the tax man. The Internal Revenue Service has sent letters to property owners stating that if the rebate the ...
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Feb. 2 2016
A landscape contractor might consider brushing up on his legal knowledge after a failed effort to sue his employer for overtime wages. Todd Bellows, landscape supervisor, tried to sue Darby Landscapin ...
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Feb. 2 2016
What if all the landscape jobs available in your area were listed on a single website? A freshman business student at the University of Akron has gained national attention for an innovative business ...
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Feb. 1 2016
A new prototype system, now being tested, may make snowy, icy city streets and sidewalks a thing of the past. While that may be bad news for snow and ice removal contractors, it’s good news for the ...
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Feb. 1 2016
The North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association (NCNLA) honors two winners of its 2015 Excellence in the Landscape Awards. Receiving the Grand Award--as well as Best in Show--was Greenleaf Ser ...
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Jan. 30 2016
An investigation into illegal drug activity led to the arrests of two men suspected of stealing lawn care equipment from a business in Jackson County, Georgia. The suspects are charged with stealing n ...
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Jan. 29 2016
The first space flower is in full bloom on the ISS (International Space Station). A team of NASA researchers is celebrating the success of a zinnia grown with the Vegetable Production System. Known a ...
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Jan. 28 2016
Some may recall this past July when Evans Landscaping of Newtown, Ohio, was raided by the FBI. At the time, the reason for the raid was unclear, except that it seemed to involve city contracts, a loca ...
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Jan. 28 2016
Oregon produces a lot of cool-season grass seed, it’s their most popular crop, and it brings the state a lot of money. Of course, whenever you try and grow one type of plant, every other plant in th ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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