March 28 2016
As spring arrives, Emerald Lawn Care in Frisco, Texas, should already be setting plans in motion for its busiest time of the year. However, this year their hands are tied by limitations to the H-2B vi ...
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March 28 2016
At the National Collegiate Landscape Competition held recently at Mississippi State University, the National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation presented scholarships to 53 students; th ...
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March 26 2016
In Canada, a set of standards for landscape projects has recently jumped from regional guidelines to the national stage. The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and the Canadian Nursery Landscape ...
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March 25 2016
“Imagine a landscaper working in multiple cities. He may be dealing with a variety of business licensing processes, forms and due dates in each jurisdiction,” said Miriam Hair, executive director ...
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March 24 2016
By and large, summer thunderstorms are good news for landscape health. The rain they bring causes an extra flourish of green growth, but apparently that isn’t all. According to meteorologist C ...
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March 24 2016
The mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus have evolved to reproduce in the smallest amounts of collected water, even in bottle caps. Yards and landscapes tend to have more than enough water sources to ...
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March 23 2016
Signature Landscapes in Reno, Nevada, recently acquired Celtic Lawn and Landscape, Carson City, Nevada. Signature will make use of Celtic’s deep resources, including equipment, trucks and crews, to ...
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March 23 2016
Small businesses are at the heart of the American economy. They account for 99.7 percent of all U.S. companies, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). In addition, small businesses empl ...
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March 22 2016
Landscape contractors in Colorado are facing serious labor shortages as consumer demand continues to rise. Economic and population growth have contributed to a boom in the landscape industry for the a ...
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March 22 2016
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) may ban lawn irrigation on Sundays in the summer. Officials estimate that the move would save as much as 900 million gallons of water during the hottest part ...
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March 21 2016
According to the quotas set by Congress, 18 billion gallons of biofuels must be blended into the U.S. fuel supply this year. The lion’s share of that biofuel will be provided by corn in the form of ...
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March 21 2016
Industry business consultant Charles Vander Kooi passed away recently. He had been a contractor many years ago. Speaking to contractors from many of his own experiences, Vander Kooi became a much soug ...
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March 19 2016
At a recent Sonoma, California city council meeting, not one landscape professional who attended opposed the vote to ban gas leaf blowers. It’s possible that no pro-leaf blower contractors came to t ...
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March 18 2016
A landscape contractor lost $25,000 worth of equipment in a matter of minutes when a thief jimmied the lock on her truck with a screwdriver. Delia Gonzalez, the business owner, said she also had a kil ...
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March 17 2016
A landscape contractor based in Alton, Missouri, has been convicted in federal court of committing bank fraud to finance his business, Lawnscape Lawn and Excavation. Using a practice known as straw bo ...
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March 17 2016
After a village board meeting in Oak Park, Illinois, the Illinois General Assembly is considering additional statewide regulations on the use of pesticides on private properties. The proposal would re ...
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March 16 2016
Workplace tensions reached a peak at B & L Landscape Company in Jacksonville, Florida, when a crewmember, Ezequiel Soriano Lopez, 24, shot and killed his foreman, Andrew William Little, 55. Lopez ...
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March 16 2016
With spring well on its way in many parts of the country, it will soon be time for landscape contractors to start heading back outside. However, you might not be the only one coming out of dormancy. I ...
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March 15 2016
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate and investment firm. More than a year ago, they launched a conservation program with Weathermatic. The go ...
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March 14 2016
Nurseries in the Texas market have been reporting that landscape contractors are coming to them with the latest trends in lawn and garden aesthetics. Suppliers are seeing changes in the demand, such a ...
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