Nov. 5 2015
Police in Parker, Colorado, have arrested a landscape contractor accused of forgery, identity theft, criminal impersonation and theft. Jeremiah Lopez, of Jeremiah Lopez Landscaping, has also been link ...
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Nov. 4 2015
In June, an employee of Perry’s Maintenance in Lockport, New York, was string trimming weeds when a rock shot out of a nearby company riding mower and struck him in the back of the head. He was imme ...
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Nov. 4 2015
Earlier this month in Surgoinsville, Tennessee, a North Carolina-based mowing contractor had an expensive accident. One of the mowers ran over a sewer pressure valve, rupturing it and sending about 5 ...
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Nov. 3 2015
A Long Island landscape business owner was convicted and sentenced for failing to pay full wages to employees, as well as defrauding the New York state unemployment insurance system. Richard Orvieto ...
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Nov. 3 2015
A landscape contractor in New Jersey says that town officials sent him mixed messages regarding the use of leaf blowers. According to Rich Galioto of King & I Landscaping, six landscape profession ...
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Nov. 2 2015
John Joyce of St. Petersburg, Florida, is 83 years old, has bad knees and a little bit of arthritis, but he still walks several miles a day to get to his customers’ homes. He’s been mowing some of ...
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Nov. 2 2015
San Franciscans who want to conserve water by irrigating their yards with the runoff from their showers and bathroom sinks will no longer have to get a $250 permit or inspection from the city. The Sa ...
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Oct. 31 2015
To prevent a costly and dangerous accident, landscape contractors should ask for a stake-out before any job that requires digging. Provided the company puts in their request in a timely manner, by the ...
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Oct. 30 2015
In Gwinnett County, Georgia, the local water treatment plant spends a lot of money reducing its waste output. The county, in an agreement with the Lake Lanier Association, has one of the strictest pho ...
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Oct. 29 2015
From 1997 to 2009, the continent of Australia suffered from what became known as the millennial drought. Now the average Melbourne resident uses 41 gallons of water per day, not even a quarter of what ...
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Oct. 29 2015
Derek Schmidt, Kansas Attorney General, has filed a lawsuit against Travis D. Kaiser and Darrell Oliver, both of Topeka, Kansas. Kaiser operated as T’s Lawn Service. The attorney general claims both ...
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Oct. 28 2015
Earlier this month, Phoenix, Arizona-based landscape professional Francisco Gonzalez lost thousands of dollars in tools after a thief stole his truck. In addition to the stolen equipment, the thief al ...
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Oct. 28 2015
Officials in Fairview Heights, Illinois, are less than pleased with the results of a landscaping job that cost $850,000. Vegetation planted two years ago at the jobsite has shown no signs of growth; s ...
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Oct. 27 2015
Americans burn 800 million gallons of fuel every year while caring for their lawns, according to a study by Duke University. Another 17 million are spilled during the refueling of power lawn equipment ...
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Oct. 27 2015
A 2014 investigation by NBC News questioned the existence of carcinogens in recycled crumb rubber, a material often used in artificial turf. Their report cited more than 30 cases of young American soc ...
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Oct. 26 2015
The state of Illinois recently ended its longtime quarantine designed to limit the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB). The quarantine has been in place since 2007, and dropping it signals that the ...
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Oct. 26 2015
The mid-market private equity firm SCG Partners recently purchased three Florida landscape companies. Green Leaf Landscaping & Irrigation, M&M Professional Grounds, and A New Look Lawn Care we ...
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Oct. 24 2015
A group of University of California-Riverside student engineers won a sustainable development award for a device that reduces harmful emissions from lawn mowers and other small engine tools. Reza Abba ...
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Oct. 24 2015
At least 19 deaths have been confirmed as a result of the “Thousand Year Storm” that struck South Carolina earlier this month. It is expected to cost the state billions, and catastrophic flooding ...
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Oct. 22 2015
For New England landscape businesses that also do snow removal, winter can be the most wonderful time of the year. After last year’s unprecedented snowstorms, residents are making sure they’re pre ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

Click here to read IGIN's 2015 report on the state of the Green Industry