Oct. 1 2016
A family in Holly Springs, North Carolina, was left high and dry recently, after hiring a Raleigh-based landscape company to build their dream backyard. Sam and Dana Stubbs hired Mikel Fogt, owner of ...
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Sept. 30 2016
When Lesley Beyer left her home in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, recently for a trip, her lawn was lush and green. Two days later, when she returned, it was already dead. “Big swaths of my lawn are ...
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Sept. 29 2016
Recently, a landscape professional in El Cerrito, California, saved a woman from an apartment fire. Antonio Lopes was on his way to work when he saw that the complex was on fire and sprang into action ...
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Sept. 29 2016
When multiple landscape companies are rubbing elbows in a market, otherwise well-meaning company owners can get aggressive, which often results in a race to the bottom. However, competition doesn’t ...
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Sept. 28 2016
Alan L. Smith of Battle Ground, Washington, was recently accused of threatening employees of a landscape company with a machete. He is charged with second-degree assault after he allegedly threatened ...
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Sept. 28 2016
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently raised its projections for big storms this year. They now say, with 70 percent likelihood, that there will be 12-17 named storms, of ...
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Sept. 27 2016
A $40 million reconstruction project to restore the lawn of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is almost complete. The project added eight new grass panels, totaling 18 acres; central grass panels ...
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Sept. 27 2016
The Board of Water and Power Commissioners in Los Angeles, California, recently announced changes to its water-wise landscaping rebates program. Under the new guidelines, the use of synthetic turf and ...
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Sept. 26 2016
Intimidator Inc., a manufacturer of the Spartan brand of zero-turn mowers and 4x4 utility vehicles, has announced plans to build a second facility in Batesville, Arkansas. With it, they will bring 400 ...
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Sept. 26 2016
Small firms are having a hard time building up reserves, according to a recent survey by the Federal Reserve. Most of these companies have just enough money to cover 27 days of expenses, if inflow wer ...
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Sept. 24 2016
Many Chicago Cubs fans can brag about the memorabilia or jerseys they own. But a select few fans can now boast that they have an actual piece of Wrigley Field in their yard. After the Cubs replaced mu ...
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Sept. 23 2016
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) drew some heat from its neighbors recently, after a number of people living near LADWP substations claimed that the department doesn’t seem to b ...
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Sept. 22 2016
If you live in New Orleans, Louisiana, you can now offer your customers an incentive to add some green to their lawns. The Front Yard Initiative will reimburse homeowners up to $1,250 to remove paving ...
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Sept. 22 2016
Jordan Wedel was working for Thomas Elpers, a landscape business owner in Union County, Kentucky, when Wedel discovered that Elpers (also his father-in-law) was using stolen equipment. Wedel chose not ...
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Sept. 21 2016
We tend to think of sports stadiums as lush green fields encased in metal buildings. But the San Francisco 49ers are changing that image by offering fans an additional touch of green. The 49er’s Le ...
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Sept. 21 2016
This past Labor Day in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Danny Ellis suffered through a scenenario that every owner/operator of a landscape business dreads. He found that someone had stolen his livelihood. His ...
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Sept. 20 2016
Some of you may remember last year when we reported about Eric Manu, an employee of The Langley Consultants, a landscape contracting company in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. He had been appointed ...
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Sept. 20 2016
The owner of a landscape company in Ridge, New York, has died after being struck by a car driven by a woman who was reportedly under the influence of drugs. Anibal Aceituno-Perez was rushed to the hos ...
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Sept. 19 2016
A former landscape maintenance technician in Mount Vernon, Washington, recently settled his discrimination lawsuit against Skagit County for $160,000, after they fired him for being too old and too in ...
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Sept. 19 2016
The large seed and pesticide company Monsanto, based in St. Louis, Missouri, recently accepted a $66 billion merger offer from German chemical company Bayer. This move is the culmination of increasing ...
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