March 6 2017
Last year, Saratoga Springs, Utah, changed the way it bills customers for irrigation, or ‘secondary’ water. Through a long, public process, the city changed the billing structure to charge propert ...
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March 6 2017
Of the federal agents who seized documents and electronic records in a recent raid on Caterpillar’s global headquarters in Peoria, Illinois, none were willing to hint at the subject of their investi ...
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March 4 2017
The Ariens Company just launched an experimental power equipment dealership in their hometown of Brillion, Wisconsin, with an eye towards studying the contractor-dealer relationship. “The store will ...
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March 3 2017
The North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association (NCNLA) had its annual award ceremony at the Green & Growin’ 17 trade show in Greensboro, North Carolina. These awards recognize green indu ...
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March 2 2017
Gravely is offering a chance for landscape contractors to win one of two Pro-Turn 460 mowers. All they need to do is take a test drive. In the ‘Test Ride and Win’ contest, which is sponsored by Y ...
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March 2 2017
At Providence Coffee Company in Faribault, Minnesota, owner James Curren was irked at the pounds and pounds of coffee chaff being thrown out. He was even more irked when he found out that 32.4 million ...
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March 1 2017
Deborah Hamlin, CEO of the Irrigation Association, along with its board of directors, in conjunction with Denne Goldstein, publisher, and Ira Goldstein, president of ISG Communications, Inc., have ann ...
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March 1 2017
Eric Simo of Columbus, Indiana, owns a landscape business and two greenhouses, which both operate out of his residential property. So when he stepped out of the house before dawn recently to go collec ...
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Feb. 28 2017
Schiller Grounds Care has recently acquired Eastman Industries’ line of 21-inch commercial heavy-duty mowers. Schiller plans to add these walk-behind mowers to their BOB-CAT line of mowers. BOB-CAT ...
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Feb. 28 2017
The TORO Company has announced the introduction of their new loyalty program that allows landscape contractors to earn rewards by purchasing Toro genuine parts and accessories. The rewards program is ...
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Feb. 27 2017
Toro, the Bloomington, Minnesota equipment company, recently posted its earnings for the first quarter of the 2017 fiscal year, and sales are up. “The company is off to a solid start for the year, w ...
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Feb. 27 2017
Recent filings with the SEC show an increase in interest from Wall Street in Site One Landscape Supply near the end of last year. William Blair Investment Management LLC bought more than 1.4 million s ...
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Feb. 25 2017
Evergreen Country Homes in Woodbury, Minnesota, had a drainage problem until recently. Compacted clay soils, and a berm on the edge of the homeowner’s association resulted in standing water whenever ...
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Feb. 24 2017
A beautification project in Westchase, Florida, left the Community Development District supervisors disappointed. And what was the reason behind their disappointment? No blooming color from the new fl ...
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Feb. 23 2017
Seven Smith was just 17 years old when he was convicted of second-degree murder. Now, 23 years later, he’s built himself up into the successful owner of M.S. Lean, a landscape company that employs a ...
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Feb. 23 2017
In North Texas, property owners and landscape contractors are keeping close watch on rose bushes for two different reasons. Property owners are enjoying the beauty of the flowers, but landscape contra ...
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Feb. 22 2017
Most landscape contractors who do irrigation know about the plusses and minuses of drip irrigation. It can be more efficient, but it’s also costly. When drip is installed underground, it becomes har ...
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Feb. 22 2017
A new study from Purdue University looked into how grass can affect carbon and nitrogen in the soil below. Quincy Law, who led the study, wanted to see if the carbon and nitrogen levels changed based ...
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Feb. 21 2017
“I love it; I think it’s fun,” says Steven Niedzwiecki of his plowing work. The 26-year-old is an employee of Gagne Landscaping, and recently he’s been clearing icy parking lots around L ...
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Feb. 21 2017
To the casual eye, nothing about the small lawn care business owned by Robert Campbell, Jr., looked anything less than proper. Campbell could be seen out at his customers’ properties, blowing leaves ...
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