July 20 2017
New high-tech water meters will be coming to every home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and for some, that's going to mean tearing up landscaping. Meters surrounded by shrubbery won't be able to ...
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July 19 2017
Toyota North America made headlines recently by officially opening a new national headquarters in Plano, Texas, with a focus on the campus’ environmentally-friendly measures. Along with solar panels ...
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July 19 2017
A labor union in Michigan is filing a lawsuit against Western Michigan University (WMU), over the University’s decision to get goats to do some of the campus’ lawn mowing. According to Kathi Babbi ...
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July 18 2017
When Andrew J. Gronowski got caught swindling people by pretending to be a landscape company employee, he was sentenced to six months in county jail and three years’ probation, but now he’ll be se ...
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July 18 2017
While the labor shortage is a national problem for landscape contractors, some communities are being hit harder than others and Hilton Head, South Carolina, is one of them. The affluent island communi ...
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July 17 2017
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), based in Oakland, California, recently announced that they will be adding glyphosate to the state’s list of chemicals known to cause can ...
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July 17 2017
The H-2B program will be approving an additional 15,000 visas this summer, according to a recent announcement by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly. Kelly was authorized by Con ...
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July 15 2017
Following five years of drought, there are an estimated 102 million dead trees in California, shockingly. “Probably 70 to 80 percent of the whole mortality situation last year was mapped in areas of ...
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July 14 2017
Long Island, New York, continues to lead the way in implementing the use of gas-less landscaping tools at a city level. The town of North Hempstead recently purchased electric leaf blowers, string tri ...
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July 13 2017
Larry Schmitz is a Bloomington, Minnesota, meter reader and military veteran who spotted something a little odd about the hardscaping at one of the properties on his rounds. The white stone along the ...
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July 13 2017
The emerald ash borer continues to create headaches in cities where ash trees used to thrive. Roughly 14,000 ash trees will have to come down in Lincoln, Nebraska, thanks to the invasive insect, and c ...
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July 12 2017
Last Wednesday, Abel de Jesus Monroy, 27, viscously and without reason attacked Judith Guido, chairperson at Guido & Associates, at her home in Moorpark, California. He has been arrested and is be ...
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July 12 2017
A new operating model has popped up in Charlotte, North Carolina, where a startup landscape business is betting on the success of robotic mowers. HomeVP, started by Woody Chin and Nick Sagnella, launc ...
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July 12 2017
The owner of a landscape company in Clifton Park, New York, had no idea that his $10 purchase would go so far in funding his company’s expansion. When Anthony Iavarone asked his friend to buy him a ...
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July 11 2017
Fred Whyte, former president, CEO and chairman of the board of STIHL, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017, after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer. He was surrounded by his family at his home ...
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July 11 2017
Recently, an overheated landscape worker in Satellite Beach, Florida, jumped into a canal to cool off, had a seizure, and passed out. He had to be hospitalized. Another landscape worker in Edinburgh ...
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July 10 2017
Prescription Landscape, Inc., a commercial landscape services and snow removal provider based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area, has acquired Arketa Outdoor Services from Arteka Companies, L ...
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July 8 2017
Keeping a well-manicured lawn is a priority for a lot of people. Just ask the Kootenai County Fire and Rescue Department in Idaho. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) responded to a call for a cardi ...
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July 7 2017
The Illinois legislature has passed a bill to protect the state’s immigrant population, in response to a growing atmosphere of anxiety. Now, the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) is ...
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July 6 2017
As clients venture out onto their patios for holiday barbecues and al fresco get-togethers, you might want to consider offering a patio-furniture cleaning service. Check the manufacturer’s instructi ...
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