Aug. 10 2017
Another summer, another reminder of how dangerous outdoor work can be. A landscape worker in Tucson, Arizona, was killed after thousands of bees poured out of a huge hive at a home he was working on ...
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Aug. 10 2017
It was a case of, “No good deed goes unpunished.” A landscape worker stopped a theft-in-progress, only to be subsequently struck by the would-be thief’s getaway car. A landscape crew was workin ...
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Aug. 9 2017
To improve landscape irrigation efficiency, a Landscape Irrigation Efficiency Design Code was enacted in unincorporated Alachua County in April 2016. It requires all irrigation professionals who insta ...
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Aug. 9 2017
Most people don’t realize it, but landscape work is a surprisingly dangerous profession. The national average of fatalities every year is 3.8 deaths per 100,000 workers across all industries, but th ...
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Aug. 8 2017
A judge has ruled that Montgomery County, Maryland, can’t ban the use of pesticides on lawns after all. The law, passed by the county council in 2015, was to take effect in 2018, but was challenged ...
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Aug. 8 2017
Illegal and unscrupulous landscape contractors in Arizona continue to operate with impunity, casting ethical ones in a bad light. The law is part of the problem. Illegal contracting in the state is a ...
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Aug. 7 2017
According to a recent announcement from Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, the company will be undergoing a few organizational changes in the months to come. The announcement from the company’ ...
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Aug. 7 2017
Mexichem will acquire control of the Israeli company Netafim for $1.5 billion. The Mexican company announced yesterday its plan to buy 80 percent of the Israeli group from shareholders led by Permira ...
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Aug. 5 2017
If you're caught fertilizing between June and the end of September along Florida’s west coast, you can be fined $100 for the first offense and $500 for the third. But patience is wearing thin for a ...
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Aug. 4 2017
It may be illegal for the town of Hempstead, New York, to outright ban landscape work on certain days, but the town is trying to discourage landscape work on the weekends all the same. Town Supervisor ...
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Aug. 3 2017
A robotic weed trimmer is set to hit the market by the middle of next year. Whether this will affect landscape contractors’ maintenance clients remains to be seen. The weeding machine called Tertil ...
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Aug. 3 2017
Sterling Ranch, Colorado, is a $4.4 billion master-planned community which will eventually contain two million square feet of commercial space and 12,000 homes, and it may be the future of water conse ...
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Aug. 2 2017
When the landscape contractor arrived to mow at a home in Fort Collins, Colorado, his goal was to protect their home from fires. He was there to trim back the couple’s lamb’s ear plant for fire mi ...
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Aug. 2 2017
California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, has spent the past few years pushing his answer for the state’s water shortages, and the plan just got a little closer to fruition. Brown’s plan is to build t ...
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Aug. 1 2017
For many landscape contractors, the go-to answer for hard-to-grow spaces is mulch, but some experts are advocating a different approach. They are inviting green industry professionals to ‘sedge thei ...
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Aug. 1 2017
Following heated public debate over a plan to ban all leaf blowers in the city of Palm Springs, California, the city council recently voted to ban gas blowers, while allowing the use of battery-powere ...
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July 31 2017
“Recycled wastewater has a negative stigma; the ‘yuck’ factor, we call it,” says Jeff Prevatt, research and innovation manager for the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department in ...
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July 31 2017
Michael J. Sherwin is the CEO of Columbiana Boiler, an Ohio company that manufactures galvanized containers and kettles, and like many business owners, he is having real trouble meeting his labor need ...
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July 29 2017
Twice this year, major malware assaults perpetrated by cybercriminals have swept the globe, locking down hundreds of thousands of computers and freezing the Ukrainian government. Press coverage of bot ...
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