Sept. 7 2016
It happens in cities across the country every year. A rainy month or two comes along, and the grass grows at a ferocious pace, faster than a mowing crew has any hope of keeping up with. Contractors ha ...
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Sept. 6 2016
The severe, sustained drought and other factors have left tens of millions of dead and dying trees in the Sierra Nevada and North Coast forests in California. These trees are highly combustible, makin ...
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Sept. 6 2016
Heavy rains and extreme heat have made it a challenging year for landscape companies in New Jersey. The unusual weather pattern has made fungicides and crabgrass prevention less effective, leading to ...
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Sept. 5 2016
It’s not just your imagination; it is harder to find new hires this year, according to recently released market statistics. A report from the Labor Department that came out recently showed tha ...
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Sept. 5 2016
The owner of a landscape company in Novato, California, pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns. Marina Zuk, owner and operator of Growing Works, “willfully underreported” gross business receip ...
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Sept. 3 2016
The drought conditions in New England have gotten steadily worse over the course of the summer. Towns across Massachusetts have instituted water restrictions, some going as far as to limit outdoor irr ...
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Sept. 2 2016
Government officials in South Florida are warning that bromeliads–a popular spikey, brightly-foliaged plant in the region–can be breeding grounds for Aedes aegypti mosquitos, the most common carri ...
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Sept. 1 2016
“It’s armyworm-ageddon,” said Gus Lorenz, entomologist with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension. He says this season’s growth of the grass-devouring caterpillar is the worst he’ ...
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Sept. 1 2016
Benjamin Vasquez and his landscape crew were robbed at gunpoint on August 2 while taking their lunch break. “They put the gun to my head,” said Vasquez. “I didn’t see the gun. I didn’t see t ...
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Aug. 31 2016
Landscape contractors in the state of California may have to chase yet more permits next year, depending on whether or not Senate Bill 1340 is signed by Governor Brown. According to the bill’s spons ...
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Aug. 31 2016
Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey all have confirmed cases of emerald ash borer (EAB), so officials in Delaware knew it was only a matter of time until they registered a case. Well, that time has ...
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Aug. 30 2016
The software company responsible for the on-demand app Plowz & Mowz, which helps landscape contractors connect to property owners in need of mowing, recently secured significant investments. Plowz ...
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Aug. 30 2016
Tovias Carrillo of Williston, North Dakota, pleaded guilty to killing his coworker at a landscape company. Carrillo likely faces 16 years in prison for murder, two counts of terrorizing, aggravated as ...
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Aug. 29 2016
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced that they are loosening restrictions on how much training is required for the commercial operation of drones. The first set of rules they p ...
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Aug. 29 2016
We’ve told you before about services like TaskEasy and GreenPal that are hoping to be “the Uber of Lawn Care.” There’s another service out there also vying for that title, the San Diego, Calif ...
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Aug. 27 2016
Two years ago, widespread ordinances came into effect in Brevard County, Florida, banning the use of fertilizer during the summer rainy season. The ordinances were written with the intention of reduci ...
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Aug. 26 2016
Landscape contractors in Eastern Iowa are running themselves ragged trying to keep up with the pace of growing grass. The region typically goes through a dry spell in mid-to-late summer, but the conti ...
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Aug. 25 2016
Starting this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has increased fines by 78 percent. The dramatic increase comes due to a provision included in the 1,600-page “Bipartisan ...
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Aug. 24 2016
Two lawn-mowing seniors suspected of starting a wildfire last year that burned 40 square miles of Oregon forestland can expect to receive a bill of at least $37 million for the damages. Fire investiga ...
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Aug. 24 2016
“The way people luxuriate is being rethought,” says John Feldman, founder of the landscape architecture firm Eco-centrix in Santa Monica, California. His experience is that demand among his high-e ...
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