Aug. 22 2016
Recently, A-L Services, Inc., in Morris Plains, New Jersey, was robbed of $300,000 worth of property, including two commercial landscaping trucks, two enclosed trailers and landscaping equipment. The ...
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Aug. 22 2016
GreenPal, a business designed to connect homeowners with lawn care companies, recently redesigned its website to make it more accessible to people using smartphones and tablets. They made the change a ...
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Aug. 22 2016
Pat Velasco, interim CEO at BrightView, formerly The Brickman Group and ValleyCrest Companies, announced recently that Jeff Herold has been promoted to president of their landscape services division ...
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Aug. 20 2016
Art Wright, 86, has spent a lifetime beautifying landscapes. Now retired in Issaquah, Washington, he’s trying something he’s never done before: volunteering his services unbidden. “The dandelion ...
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Aug. 19 2016
Richard Kahn, owner of Kahn Landscaping in Hudson, New Hampshire, was inspired by a problem he encountered at a customer’s property in 2012. He was cutting the edge out of flower beds in front of th ...
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Aug. 18 2016
A local attorney in Grand Forks, North Dakota, has sued the city to fight a violation notice mailed to him in June, ordering him to mow his lawn. The attorney, Henry Howe, was ordered to have the ...
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Aug. 18 2016
While residents of Sonoma, California, have spent the last five years debating the pros and cons of leaf blowers, one local resident, Sterling Stevens, believes he sees an opportunity. He started up a ...
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Aug. 17 2016
Two men who allegedly stole a lawn mower and trailer from a home in North Augusta, South Carolina, led police on a car chase that ended in Georgia. The man in the passenger side eventually jumped out ...
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Aug. 17 2016
Danvers, Massachusetts, recently moved to Level 5 drought conditions, triggered by continued dry weather and low flow through the Ipswich River. Landscape irrigation is limited to hand-held hoses and ...
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Aug. 16 2016
Municipal officials responsible for overseeing New Canaan, Connecticut’s wetlands are seeking to stop pesticide and landscaping trucks from drawing water from the town’s rivers. The Inland Wetland ...
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Aug. 16 2016
A landscape company in Texas is seeing big savings after switching to propane. Casey Vickrey, the owner of Benchmark Landscapes, switched to propane six years ago in all five of his locations across t ...
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Aug. 15 2016
Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, has announced that 2016 marks the 95th year that Jacobsen has been in business. Founded in 1921 by Oscar Jacobsen, the company has been committed to helping turf mana ...
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Aug. 15 2016
The John Deere Tractor Company, Moline, Illinois, announced a recall of approximately 5,400 tractors sold nationwide between December 2015 and July 2016. It was discovered that the reverse implement o ...
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Aug. 13 2016
Research published in Geophysical Research Letters found that Los Angeles would be 3.4 degrees warmer in July during the day if every resident switched from water-dependent lawns to landscapes that re ...
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Aug. 12 2016
Pat Velasco, interim CEO at BrightView, formerly the Brickman Group and ValleyCrest Companies, announced recently that Jeff Herold has been promoted to president of their landscape services division ...
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Aug. 12 2016
A team of researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have come up with another solution to combate water scarcity. The researchers successfully treated wastewater used at dairies with reverse o ...
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Aug. 11 2016
A woman in Valley, Alabama, was gifted a lawn mower and leaf blower by a local business owner as a reward for helping police apprehend a murder suspect.Lori Boyd is known locally as ‘the Lawn Mower ...
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Aug. 11 2016
Brett Chung did his homework before hiring Jae Yoel Ra and J Nature Landscape to overhaul his half-acre lot in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Chung looked for customer reviews, and asked Ra to explain th ...
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Aug. 10 2016
Things turned ugly in a payment dispute between a woman in Benson, Nebraska, and the landscape company she hired to maintain her lawn. The company, Kozy Lawn Care, dumped lawn waste onto Kristen Ander ...
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Aug. 10 2016
A $3.9 million beautification project for the medians in Orange Park, Florida, got underway last week. The project, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), will plant native trees a ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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