May 19 2017
Mike Wirth, owner of The Wirth Company, a landscape business in Ketchum, Idaho, was recently killed on the job. Wirth became trapped in more than six feet of water while helping a local family figure ...
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May 18 2017
Officials in Minnesota are looking for ways to squeeze more out of the water that spins down their drains. Though rainwater reuse has gained some ground in Minnesota, wastewater recycling is less prev ...
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May 18 2017
Ash trees in 31 states are under attack from the emerald ash borer (EAB). The infestation was first noticed in 2002. Since then, it’s been gaining momentum and now has the potential to devastate the ...
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May 17 2017
Thousands of dollars were lost by some Durham, North Carolina homeowners when a fast-talking landscaper didn’t complete his jobs. These people paid-up front for landscaping work last November; howev ...
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May 17 2017
Although the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, a majority of states is already enforcing minimum wages above that. It might be wise for small business owners to begin to factor in pay increases ...
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May 16 2017
The latest unemployment numbers from the Department of Labor show an unexpected drop, and according to market experts, it may signal significant growth in employee wages this summer. The unemployment ...
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May 16 2017
Nelson Lee, president of the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA), recently announced that they have hired a new executive director for the organization. “We are truly pleased to ann ...
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May 15 2017
In an attempt to be proactive, Utah is conserving water at a higher rate than the previous two years. Worries about how the state will handle its projected population growth spurred municipalities to ...
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May 15 2017
A ransomware attack that launched this past Friday has quickly grown into a global phenomenon. The current number stands at more than 200,000 users who have been affected across 150 countries, accordi ...
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May 13 2017
The city council of Ocala, Florida, unanimously passed an ordinance recently, restricting landscape irrigation on residential and commercial properties year ‘round. The measure institutes a two-day- ...
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May 12 2017
While landscape contractor Mike Witt was trimming a tree from a bucket truck at a client’s home in Richmond, Virginia, the top of the tree broke off without warning. The branch hit the bucket that M ...
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May 11 2017
A city councilman wants to suspend the license of a developer who put in a 300-house subdivision in the suburbs of Columbia, South Carolina, about 10 years ago – and didn’t bother with drainage. R ...
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May 11 2017
Operators of Fresh Cut Landscaping, Inc., out of New Orleans, Louisiana, might be on trial if two former crew members get their way. The duo filed a complaint alleging that Brenda and Randy Newfield ...
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May 10 2017
With the rains that swept the West Coast earlier this year, the drought is now officially over. Also over is the drought surcharge. But don’t celebrate just yet – water usage is still going to be ...
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May 10 2017
For landscape contractors, especially in the northeastern U.S. and Great Lakes regions, now’s a good time to remind your outdoor employees about the dangers of tick-borne diseases. While most people ...
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May 9 2017
A landscape and tree-service business owner in Bay City, Michigan, is defiant after landing in hot water with state regulators. Sunset Tree Service & Landscaping owner Chad Nichols was ordered to ...
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May 9 2017
Visitors to the National Botanic Garden of Wales in the U.K. were treated to an unusual sight when a visiting daredevil from New York set a new world record for the longest distance walked balancing a ...
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May 8 2017
In response to growing trends and customer requests for zero-emission, landscape maintenance industry titan BrightView is responding. The company is deploying the latest available technology for ...
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May 8 2017
Those companies that rely on the H-2B program are scrambling this year to meet their staffing needs, and it’s affecting their business. Stephen Faulkner, who owns a landscaping and nursery business ...
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May 6 2017
The city of Hays, Kansas, is encouraging local property owners to remember their sprinkler systems when planning their spring cleaning this year. “Maintenance and inspection of a lawn’s irrigation ...
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