Dec. 3 2016
The city council of South Portland, Maine, passed an ordinance restricting pesticide use this past September. Then the neighboring city of Portland followed suit, but with a more balanced approach tha ...
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Dec. 2 2016
Ohio’s Attorney General has filed a lawsuit for a landscape business that dissolved in 2014. Israel Alex Barrett, who had a business operation in Goshen, Ohio, allegedly took money for services he n ...
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Dec. 1 2016
Only a few years after the emerald ash borer beetle invasion cost the area thousands of ash trees, another invasive pest has come to Clermont County, Ohio. Asian longhorned beetles have been discovere ...
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Nov. 30 2016
A man who had been cashing checks belonging to a landscape company was arrested and arraigned on 28 charges of receiving stolen property. Damian Dobson of Newbury, Massachusetts, a former gang member ...
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Nov. 30 2016
A recent scandal in Montreal, Canada, served as a prominent example of how the nuances of green industry work are often lost on the public in general. The brief news cycle known as #sodgate began when ...
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Nov. 29 2016
A landscape employee in Hickory Township, Pennsylvania, is being sued for texting his boss. The incident occurred three years ago. In 2013, Laura E. Gargiulo struck and killed Daniel Gallatin with an ...
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Nov. 29 2016
The town of Chatham, Massachusetts, is planning for a future that better protects the local water supplies and it’s doing so by focusing on irrigation. A set of recently proposed changes to local wa ...
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Nov. 28 2016
A U.S. District Judge blocked the new overtime rule that was meant to go into effect December 1st. Judge Mazzant deemed it unlawful before granting a motion for a nationwide injunction. The controver ...
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Nov. 28 2016
The Ariens Company in Brillion, Wisconsin, which also owns the Gravely brand, has announced the sale of two of its aftermarket parts businesses. Both the Stens and the JThomas brands are being sold to ...
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Nov. 26 2016
A sub-contractor and the owner of an insurance agency in Savannah, Georgia, were arrested for conspiring to create multiple fraudulent certificates of insurance. The uninsured sub-contractor, working ...
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Nov. 25 2016
Guy Mariscal knew that he wanted to stand out from the other landscape businesses in Indianapolis. So, after some brainstorming, he created Solar Earth Lawn Care, Indiana’s first solar-powered lawn ...
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Nov. 24 2016
Some angels don’t have halos and wings, but they have mowers and string trimmers. Addison Enterprises, a landscape company based in Sandpoint, Idaho, has provided free lawn care and landscape manage ...
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Nov. 24 2016
At the home of Dr. Roslynn Brain in Moab, Utah, a type of graywater system that is new to the state is being installed. Brain’s system makes use of a branched drain and gravity to move water from th ...
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Nov. 23 2016
As the unseasonably warm weather this fall continues into November, landscape companies across the country that are in the snow areas are faced with an interesting quandary. This weather allows them t ...
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Nov. 23 2016
GRC Landscaping Services in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been accused of not paying their employees overtime. Otis James Wright, one of the company’s employees, has filed a class-action complaint ...
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Nov. 22 2016
The ongoing effects of California’s drought continue to roll in, including a recent aerial survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The survey found that more than 102 million trees h ...
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Nov. 22 2016
A recent announcement by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal emphasized just how bad the drought is that’s currently hitting the state. “During this prolonged period of severe drought in Georgia, we are ...
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Nov. 21 2016
The Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro Company recently announced its acquisition of an Irvine, California-based startup named Blossom. Blossom and Scotts collaborated on an app called Gro for ...
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Nov. 21 2016
Starting December 1, new regulations from the Department of Labor dictate the threshold under which salaried workers must be paid overtime. They doubled the threshold to $913 a week in overtime, nearl ...
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