April 4 2016
Horizon Distributors Inc. has announced its expansion in the Texas market with the acquisition of Metro Irrigation Supply Co. Metro operates eight sales centers, with locations in North and South Texa ...
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April 2 2016
The Park Board in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is considering two new measures intended to make their landscape management more eco-friendly. One puts an end to the use of glyphosate in pesticide applicati ...
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April 1 2016
The advent of suburbs after World War II fundamentally changed the nature of the American landscape, both literally and figuratively. Now the classic beauty of the 1950s lawn is getting an in-depth ex ...
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March 31 2016
The General Services Administration (GSA) has launched an online database directed at small businesses interested in securing contracts with the federal government. The GSA calls it the Forecast of Co ...
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March 31 2016
A multistate landscape company, NaturaLawn of America, Inc., based in Maryland, has filed a lawsuit against Naturescape, Inc., Wisconsin, for alleged trademark infringement, false designation and unfa ...
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March 30 2016
Malcomb Cork was president of Commerce Corporation, a lawn care products supplier, from 2004 to 2012. He was fired after the owner of the Curtis Bay, Maryland company discovered that about $800,000 ha ...
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March 30 2016
City council members in Austin, Texas, will soon vote on what’s called Fair Chance Hiring, a piece of proposed legislation that would prohibit businesses from asking about criminal history in the ea ...
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March 29 2016
West Bay Landscaping in Bradenton, Florida, may have undercut the competition, but a prominent client isn’t satisfied with the results. The Tara Preserve Community Development District board hired W ...
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March 29 2016
Using recycled water would be more helpful than banning outdoor irrigation, according to a new study by the University of California, Los Angeles, Fielding School of Public Health. Research suggests t ...
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March 28 2016
As spring arrives, Emerald Lawn Care in Frisco, Texas, should already be setting plans in motion for its busiest time of the year. However, this year their hands are tied by limitations to the H-2B vi ...
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March 28 2016
At the National Collegiate Landscape Competition held recently at Mississippi State University, the National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation presented scholarships to 53 students; th ...
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March 26 2016
In Canada, a set of standards for landscape projects has recently jumped from regional guidelines to the national stage. The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and the Canadian Nursery Landscape ...
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March 25 2016
“Imagine a landscaper working in multiple cities. He may be dealing with a variety of business licensing processes, forms and due dates in each jurisdiction,” said Miriam Hair, executive director ...
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March 24 2016
By and large, summer thunderstorms are good news for landscape health. The rain they bring causes an extra flourish of green growth, but apparently that isn’t all. According to meteorologist C ...
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March 24 2016
The mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus have evolved to reproduce in the smallest amounts of collected water, even in bottle caps. Yards and landscapes tend to have more than enough water sources to ...
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March 23 2016
Signature Landscapes in Reno, Nevada, recently acquired Celtic Lawn and Landscape, Carson City, Nevada. Signature will make use of Celtic’s deep resources, including equipment, trucks and crews, to ...
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March 23 2016
Small businesses are at the heart of the American economy. They account for 99.7 percent of all U.S. companies, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). In addition, small businesses empl ...
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March 22 2016
Landscape contractors in Colorado are facing serious labor shortages as consumer demand continues to rise. Economic and population growth have contributed to a boom in the landscape industry for the a ...
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March 22 2016
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) may ban lawn irrigation on Sundays in the summer. Officials estimate that the move would save as much as 900 million gallons of water during the hottest part ...
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March 21 2016
According to the quotas set by Congress, 18 billion gallons of biofuels must be blended into the U.S. fuel supply this year. The lion’s share of that biofuel will be provided by corn in the form of ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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