Dec. 8 2016
In 2007, the city of Rome, Georgia, was in the middle of a desperate drought. The city had to extend a portable pump into the Oostanaula River just to ensure that there would be enough drinking water ...
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Dec. 8 2016
Johnathan Chatman dreams of owning a fleet of neon-green landscaping vans with “Chatman Bros. Landscaping” painted on the sides. For right now, the high school senior from Macon, Georgia, mows wha ...
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Dec. 7 2016
When David Ravischieri, president of DVR Inc., a swimming pool and coping contractor in Jupiter, Florida, started hooking up irrigation systems on properties in the Abacoa community development, he di ...
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Dec. 7 2016
A landscape contractor in Charleston, South Carolina, was victim to a theft on Thanksgiving Day. New Leaf Landscape Management owner Skip Murray lost nearly $140,000 worth of landscape equipment, incl ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 n ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 wa ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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