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 ...
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Sept. 17 2015
Linda Nelson, operations manager for Greenscapes, a landscape company based out of Naples, Florida, has had to deal with everything. “We’ve witnessed fights where the wives slap the husbands ...
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Sept. 17 2015
Gachina Landscape Management of Menlo Park, California, has created a butterfly garden at the Del Monte Shopping Center in Monterey, California. The North American Butterfly Association (NABA) has rec ...
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Sept. 16 2015
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has fallen behind with their summer lawn cutting, and the city’s Department of Maintenance is overwhelmed. According to Carey Chauvin, assistant chief administrative officer ...
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Sept. 16 2015
New Jersey is facing its biggest dry spell in 20 years. Residents of Glen Rock, Midland Park and Ridgewood have been forced to adopt new restrictions on irrigation, as reserves need to be maintained f ...
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Sept. 15 2015
Successful corporate workers in their late twenties or early thirties who leave their jobs to follow their entrepreneurial dreams are usually launching their own start-ups. While that’s still true f ...
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Sept. 15 2015
For many residents in cities north and east of Dallas, Texas, their water bill is much higher than expected. Elise Whitmire in Richardson, Texas, saw her water bill nearly quadruple, going from $80 to ...
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Sept. 14 2015
Jacobsen recently announced a new line of products for landscape contractors at their Charlotte, North Carolina headquarters. Their new machines, dubbed the Professional Series, include three lines of ...
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Sept. 14 2015
Intelligro, an operating brand of Suncor, teams up with twenty-five-year green industry veteran Judith Guido to deliver a new solution to the lawn and landscape market. Guido, chairwoman of Guido & ...
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Sept. 12 2015
In the most rundown areas of Houston, Texas, the lawns need mowing, and the jobless need work. Now, one city program is aiming to solve both those problems. Houston’s Mow-Down program offers communi ...
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Sept. 11 2015
Judge Ralph Erikson of the North Dakota District Court recently ruled in favor of 13 states suing to block the EPA’s Clean Water Act. He found that they met the conditions for a preliminary injuncti ...
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Sept. 10 2015
In Holyoke, Massachussetts, the unusually dry spring left very little moisture in the ground. Then the summer brought a heat wave, and now the conditions are perfect for crabgrass to thrive. “It’s ...
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Sept. 10 2015
After two warrant articles looking to make changes to noise violations came to the town meeting and were voted down in Brookline, Massachusetts, the local selectmen agreed that public interest was hig ...
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Sept. 9 2015
From 2012 to 2014, Culpepper Enterprises and its president, Kathy Culpepper, worked with a labor recruiter, North American Labor Services, to hire migrant workers. These workers, hired through the H-2 ...
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Sept. 9 2015
Sometime in the last two months, 30,000 feet of irrigation pipe was stolen from Marbri Nursery in Aquebogue, New York. Police from nearby Riverhead, New York, are investigating the theft. The long len ...
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Sept. 8 2015
With a number of mower manufacturers in the process of bringing robotic mowers to market, Consumer Reports recently tested several of the currently available models. The tests covered four mowers, ran ...
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Sept. 8 2015
In 2013, the Colorado legislation passed a bill allowing lightly used water, commonly known as graywater, to be recycled for irrigation purposes. However, in the two years since the bill’s signing ...
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Sept. 7 2015
For many people in the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, California, the name Turf Terminators is synonymous with the turf rebate program. The company made a name for itself by gobbling up 97 perce ...
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Sept. 7 2015
Tieco Incorporated is a supplier of irrigation, pump and well supplies, with six locations across Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. It is also the most recent acquisition by John Deere Landscapes, wh ...
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Sept. 5 2015
Precision Landscapes LLC, in West Olive, Michigan, lost everything recently when a fire consumed its million-dollar warehouse. The fire was reported by the owner’s children, after they heard popping ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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