March 18 2016
A landscape contractor lost $25,000 worth of equipment in a matter of minutes when a thief jimmied the lock on her truck with a screwdriver. Delia Gonzalez, the business owner, said she also had a kil ...
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March 17 2016
A landscape contractor based in Alton, Missouri, has been convicted in federal court of committing bank fraud to finance his business, Lawnscape Lawn and Excavation. Using a practice known as straw bo ...
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March 17 2016
After a village board meeting in Oak Park, Illinois, the Illinois General Assembly is considering additional statewide regulations on the use of pesticides on private properties. The proposal would re ...
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March 16 2016
Workplace tensions reached a peak at B & L Landscape Company in Jacksonville, Florida, when a crewmember, Ezequiel Soriano Lopez, 24, shot and killed his foreman, Andrew William Little, 55. Lopez ...
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March 16 2016
With spring well on its way in many parts of the country, it will soon be time for landscape contractors to start heading back outside. However, you might not be the only one coming out of dormancy. I ...
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March 15 2016
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate and investment firm. More than a year ago, they launched a conservation program with Weathermatic. The go ...
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March 14 2016
Nurseries in the Texas market have been reporting that landscape contractors are coming to them with the latest trends in lawn and garden aesthetics. Suppliers are seeing changes in the demand, such a ...
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March 14 2016
The judge has come down hard in the sentencing of an irrigation company’s former secretary who stole $121,500 from the business. Judith Mary Kay Scantlin worked for A & G Irrigation in Jerome, I ...
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March 14 2016
While many 18-year-olds are enjoying a leisurely last year of high school, others are hard at work seeking to develop a prosperous future. Some of them find that, in the pocket change they earn mowing ...
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March 12 2016
Patrick McCullough and a team of researchers from Auburn University and the University of Georgia, writing in the journal Weed Science, say that resistance to acetolactate synthase (ALS)-inhibiting he ...
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March 11 2016
An emerging pest problem may pose a threat to the supply of grass seed crops coming out of Oregon, where there is a large market for growers. Winter cutworms are moth larvae that move in packs and can ...
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March 10 2016
The parent company of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA), Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, is well along in the development of a new all-electric, battery-powered FUSO Cante ...
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March 10 2016
The Colorado House of Representatives will consider a measure that would allow property owners to capture the rainwater that falls on their roofs. The bill would allow for up to two 55-gallon rain bar ...
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March 9 2016
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California may be putting an end to the controversial turf removal rebate program. The MWD handed out around $400 million to property owners who replaced th ...
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March 9 2016
Herbicides are a highly effective measure for controlling unwanted plants on a client’s landscape. However, like many powerful tools, they require skill and control to wield correctly, and when misu ...
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March 8 2016
Between the western drought (in spite of El Niño!) and the debacle in Flint, Michigan, it’s no wonder that water infrastructure is taking center stage as a national issue. Now, a national poll comm ...
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March 8 2016
The Internal Revenue Service took the president of a Belle Mead, New Jersey landscape company to court for hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes. Angelo Dimeglio, president of Caliper Farms ...
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March 7 2016
Going door-to-door to advertise your landscape business is a common practice, but it’s not without its shortcomings, and even risks. In Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a contractor doing just this was rece ...
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March 7 2016
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) conducts the Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey every year to learn what property owners are asking for. Hundreds of landscape profess ...
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March 5 2016
It’s important to make sure landscapes can survive the harsh extremes we see at different times of year: in the summer, drought and heat can choke a lawn. In the wintertime, heavy snow cover and fre ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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