Oct. 16 2015
Jeff and Kathleen Johnson of Moraga, California, were ready to get rid of their pool. When they bought their house 15 years ago, the 30,000-gallon swimming pool was a delight for their two daughters ...
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Oct. 15 2015
With the fall foliage season in full swing, landscape contractors with snow removal contracts are starting to think ahead to the cold months to come. As always, there’s a balance to be struck with c ...
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Oct. 15 2015
Lawn care business owners and landscape contractors in Cincinnati, Ohio, can give back to their community by mentoring at-risk youth. This is the premise of Tim Arnold’s non-profit business, Lawn Li ...
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Oct. 14 2015
A Georgia man has invented an air-conditioned suit for people who work outdoors. Dustin Sims, who owns a landscaping business, got the idea after suffering through one too many southern summers. Init ...
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Oct. 14 2015
It’s not every day that a landscaping project ends with a major archaeological discovery. But’s that what happened in 2008 with a work crew in Boulder, Colorado, who stumbled upon ancient tools wh ...
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Oct. 13 2015
One resident of Bel Air, California, is reported to have used 11.8 million gallons of water in one year. This is roughly the equivalent of 32,000 gallons daily, or 1,300 gallons hourly. The suspect re ...
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Oct. 13 2015
Three former workers of the landscape company Murray, Inc., in Punta Gorda, Florida, allege that they were ripped off by their employer. Charles Battle, Rene St. Marc and Richard Thomas, from Fo ...
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Oct. 12 2015
The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has launched a public effort to increase awareness of the landscape industry. The outreach program, known as the Industry Growth Initiative ...
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Oct. 12 2015
Meterologists are now saying that the torrential rain and flooding in South Carolina has well surpassed even a 1,000-year rainfall event. If you combined the rain in North and South Carolina, the ...
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Oct. 11 2015
In Hendersonville, Tennessee, local police are searching for two men who broke into TriGreen Equipment and made off with $80,000 worth of mowers. “They appeared to be very organized; they knew what ...
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Oct. 9 2015
Alachua County, Florida, has adopted an irrigation efficiency code in the hopes of increasing water conservation. The ordinance affects only the unincorporated communities of Alachua County, of which ...
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Oct. 8 2015
A Las Vegas homeowners’ association is pursuing legal action against a developer who bought a golf course and then stopped watering it. The Silverstone Golf Course was sold to Los Angeles-based Dese ...
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Oct. 8 2015
Derek Jenks, owner of Outdoor Perfections in Naples, Florida, heard about the difficulties a quadriplegic man was having. Domingo Matos was continuously falling out of his electric wheelchair while tr ...
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Oct. 7 2015
A retrial date has been set for Jesse Garcia Contreras, co-owner of Sunshine Landscape in Thousand Palms, California. He is accused of defrauded four insurance companies out of more than $500,000, and ...
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Oct. 7 2015
A GPS unit saved the day in an $80,000 theft in Miami, Florida. According to surveillance video, a group of thieves broke into ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design and loaded 50 items of equip ...
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Oct. 6 2015
In 2012, Jill and Christopher Curran filed suit against the Royal Shores Community Homeowners Association in Kingwood, Texas. The couple found that the HOA had ceased mowing the 10,000-square-foot are ...
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Oct. 6 2015
The hotel industry in the drought-stricken West is proving that big jobs bring big savings. A number of California hotels have implemented water reuse measures in an attempt to conserve, and they have ...
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Oct. 5 2015
A group of Madison, Wisconsin hotel employees saved the life of a landscape maintenance worker who was trapped underneath a lawn mower last week. An employee cleaning the courtyard at the Americ ...
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Oct. 5 2015
Holganix will hold their 4th Annual Educational Bionutritional Summit this month in Louisville, Kentucky. Holganix and co-sponsor Healthy Grow, a Pearl Valley Organix Brand, seek to provide value beyo ...
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Oct. 3 2015
An undercover sting operation nabbed seven suspects accused of illegal advertising and contracting without a license in Grass Valley, California. The Contractors State License Board (CSLB), part of th ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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