April 30 2016
This past month has been a bad one for fatal mowing incidents in the Southern U.S., according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). In Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas, three diff ...
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April 29 2016
The various water districts in California have begun urging state regulators to exempt their region from Governor Jerry Brown’s emergency urban water conservation order. They contend that higher rai ...
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April 28 2016
In Massachusetts, a slow winter has spelled a busy spring for local landscape contractors. The lack of snow this year kept Stephen Roberts’s plow trucks on light duty, leaving his coffers less than ...
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April 28 2016
Los Osos in San Luis Obispo County, California, wants to become one of the most water-efficient communities in the country. Landscape contractors have an opportunity to help make it happen. Property ...
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April 27 2016
The West is not the only region seeing signs of looser water restrictions on the horizon. The Water Policy Committee in Ashland, Massachusetts, recently recommended lifting a three-year-old ban on new ...
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April 27 2016
Drone technology is advancing quickly, and the Federal Aeronautics Administration (FAA) is doing its best to keep abreast of the emerging technology. They’re hammering out the regulatory structure f ...
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April 26 2016
A Fair Labor Standards Act case brought by a group of seasonal landscape laborers from Mexico has received conditional certification of the settlement class and settlement. Rogelio Ortega Hernandez an ...
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April 26 2016
According to the research firm IBISWorld, the landscape service industry has surpassed its previous revenue highpoint for the first year since 2007. The country’s landscapes need work, and the compa ...
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April 25 2016
Drafix Software, Inc., a supplier of landscape design software has announced that it has acquired the business assets of Visual Impact Imaging’s EARTHSCAPES. Since most users are approaching their ...
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April 25 2016
SiteOne Landscape Supply has filed an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). No terms were given in the filing; however, t ...
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April 23 2016
An advocacy group of nurseries, landscape contractors, turf companies, arborists, golf course managers and pesticide applicators in South Portland, Maine, has raised opposition to the city’s propose ...
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April 22 2016
Typically, when we think of pests, we think of aphids, larvae and other little bugs that chew up landscapes, kill trees, and just generally ruin everything we work so hard to produce. In many parts of ...
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April 21 2016
Business disputes are never fun, but when anger erupts into violence, it becomes another matter entirely. Jose Felix Campos Cortez disrupted the morning meeting of a Torrance, California landscaping c ...
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April 21 2016
Thomas Fico was arrested recently in Las Vegas, Nevada, on multiple charges of theft, exploitation of older or vulnerable persons, and forgery. Fico has been in trouble with the law before. He has a h ...
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April 20 2016
An employee of Affordable Tree Service & Landscaping LLC in Leominster, Massachusetts, died recently of his injuries following a 50-foot fall. Nicholas Kallio was cutting off the top of a pine tre ...
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April 20 2016
When planning a beautiful landscape, it isn’t always easy to get your client to think in the long term. “Everybody’s in a hurry and wants instant gratification,” says Michael Taylor, arborist ...
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April 19 2016
Experts have emitted increasingly ominous warnings about the health bees, of one of nature’s most prolific pollinators. With an ear to these concerns, herbicide and pesticide manufacturer Ortho has ...
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April 19 2016
Shifts in the housing market can have a profound effect on the operations of landscape contractors. According to a survey of 1,800 adults conducted by American Express, around 32 percent of Millennial ...
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April 18 2016
Prior to the recent passage of Colorado House Bill 16-1005, the Rocky Mountain state was the final holdout that banned a common water conservation measure, the rain barrel. Coloradans will now be allo ...
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April 18 2016
The trend of investment firms purchasing landscape companies continues, and the latest growth in this practice is now on the West Coast. Monarch Landscape Holdings, nearing its first anniversary, rece ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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