Oct. 1 2015
A landscape contractor in Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, is out a mower and a trailer following a recent equipment fire. According to Wissahickon Fire Chief Phil Koller, the operator caused the blaze wh ...
View More...
Oct. 1 2015
California Senator Robert Hertzberg proposed a last-minute bill urging the state to begin transitioning towards using treated wastewater for beneficial purposes--like landscape irrigation. His measure ...
View More...
Sept. 30 2015
More than 400 veterans live in the high-rise buildings of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. It’s a government-run retirement and nursing-care community and houses veterans dating ...
View More...
Sept. 30 2015
Prior to 2010, it was illegal to harvest rainwater in the state of Utah; it was considered a violation of the state’s water rights. Since then, the need to conserve has changed legal attitudes towar ...
View More...
Sept. 29 2015
You may have heard the story last year, about a soccer coach in Seattle who found that dozens of student athletes had developed cancers, particularly lymphoma and leukemia. Her investigations pointed ...
View More...
Sept. 29 2015
A Forest Acres, South Carolina landscape business is now $30,000 in the red, after a group of thieves absconded with a trailer full of equipment. According to police, mowers, lumber and trimmers were ...
View More...
Sept. 28 2015
A Nebraska jury has awarded $24.2 million to Exmark Manufacturing, Inc., the Beatrice, Nebraska division of The Toro Company. They received the sum after a trial over patent infringement; the la ...
View More...
Sept. 28 2015
In a recent study by Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, researchers have found that overwatering occurred at almost every residence reviewed. The study was conducted in conjunction wit ...
View More...
Sept. 26 2015
In Colorado Springs, Colorado, small-time con artists have been scamming elderly homeowners while variously posing as landscapers and city employees. Losses of tens of thousands of dollars have been r ...
View More...
Sept. 25 2015
The age-old debate between the use of hand tools and power tools rages on in Northern California. At the heart of it lies the true value of a leaf blower. A statement by the California Landscape Contr ...
View More...
Sept. 24 2015
A public works employee in Redington Shores, Florida, is retiring; he was responsible for the maintenance and landscaping of the town’s parks and medians. His salary was $47,000 per year ...
View More...
Sept. 24 2015
An elderly man with a history of agitated behavior is facing attempted first degree murder charges in Avon Park, Florida, after pulling a gun on two landscapers. According to the Highlands County Sher ...
View More...
Sept. 23 2015
A landscape company in Manassas, Virginia, is having their name dragged through the mud by scammers, and there’s nothing they can do about it. A group of people have been going door-to-door, solicit ...
View More...
Sept. 23 2015
A new study conducted by Stanford scientists has determined how trace amounts of arsenic were found in groundwater aquifers in Southern California. The cause? The water was too pure. When the h ...
View More...
Sept. 22 2015
As high counts of nitrogen and phosphorous have been found in island waters, Marco Island, a small city in Collier County, Florida, is trying to pass an ordinance to govern fertilizer usage. In 2011 ...
View More...
Sept. 22 2015
In Odessa, Texas, the recent heavy rainfall has created a hazardous environment for grass fires. The unusual amount of rain caused grass to grow taller, and coupled with 30 to 40 mph winds, there have ...
View More...
Sept. 21 2015
A Mattapoisett, Massachusetts watchdog group has lodged complaints against a local landscape business they claim is filching public water for profit. The local advisory group, made up of town employee ...
View More...
Sept. 21 2015
The Southern Carolina Supreme Court has found that city officials in Columbia, South Carolina, didn’t have the right to divert money collected from sewer and water user fees to their general fund. T ...
View More...
Sept. 19 2015
Herbicide resistance is a continual problem for the landscape industry. Treatments become less and less effective the more they’re used, and must be varied with other methods of weed control. Now, a ...
View More...
Sept. 18 2015
Ernesto Rodriguez, a landscaper in Sacramento County, California, was recently sentenced to 120 days in jail and five years of probation, after pleading no contest to felony workers’ compensation fr ...
View More...

2015 STATUS REPORT

Click here to read IGIN's 2015 report on the state of the Green Industry