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Feb. 4 2015
Snow removal means “pushing” snow aside to make a clear path. The state of Massachusetts is taking the term literally. In response to the snowstorm known as the Blizzard of 2015, state officials ...
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Feb. 3 2015
The man famous for designing some of this country’s landmark landscapes--New York City’s Central Park, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, and Niagara Falls State Reserve among th ...
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Feb. 3 2015
The robots are coming. And they could eventually change the turf maintenance business in a big way. MTD Products, Inc., the Cleveland, Ohio-based parent company of Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Remingt ...
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Feb. 2 2015
An estimated nine billion gallons of water have been saved in Southern California by the water conservation program, FreeSprinklerNozzles.com. The program is the result of a partnership between The ...
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Feb. 2 2015
Snow-removal contractors are getting their own versions of the ridesharing services Uber and Lyft. Two companies, “Plowz and Mowz,” based in Syracuse, New York, and “PlowMe,” Weymouth, Massa ...
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Jan. 30 2015
Two tree trimmers have died in North Las Vegas, Nevada, in two separate incidents, in less than a month’s time, in the same neighborhood, by the same means. The cause of death in both cases was s ...
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Jan. 30 2015
A seasoned landscape contractor from East Orange, New Jersey, seems to have chosen his passion for money over his passion for doing solid work. Now the 79-year-old faces up to ten years in prison. ...
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Jan. 29 2015
“If you can’t beat ‘em, make cocktails out of them.” That’s what two women seemed to be saying at a recent event they held at a nature center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The pair demon ...
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Jan. 29 2015
Most prospective home buyers wouldn’t dream of buying a house, especially an older one, without having it inspected first. Often, lenders require such inspections before they’ll extend a mortga ...
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Jan. 28 2015
There are some big changes coming to the way the city of El Paso, Texas, deals with irrigation and drinking water. Three projects are under way that officials say will also relieve flooding, improv ...
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Jan. 28 2015
Several acres of city-owned turf in Roseville, California, will be replaced with water-saving plants. The decision to replace the grass with drought-tolerant shrubs and small trees was made, in part ...
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Jan. 27 2015
The Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC), an association addressing the shortage of qualified technicians in the industry, has partnered with the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) i ...
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Jan. 27 2015
Briggs & Stratton, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, reported improved earnings for its second quarter of the 2015 fiscal year. Earnings were boosted by an acquisition and higher sales of engines for snow t ...
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Jan. 26 2015
Colorado water officials recently awarded $9.5 million, divided into 15 grants, to water projects across the state. Of that, $2.7 million will go towards irrigation projects in Teller County ...
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Jan. 26 2015
When the White House's Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs published its Rules List for 2015, anti-regulation groups were appalled by the more than 2,000 new regulations on the docket. A ...
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Jan. 23 2015
The McPhee Reservoir in Montezuma County, Colorado, has found an enemy in the species of zebra and quagga mussels, which are proliferating at a rapid rate. If the mussels contaminate the rese ...
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Jan. 23 2015
The Department of Labor and Industries has fined Pacific Topsoils, Everett, Washington, $199K for 16 safety violations related to an accident which killed employee Bradley Hogue, 19. The state label ...
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Jan. 23 2015
The new tree code for residents in Portland, Oregon, is 95 pages long. The new requirements mandate that every resident seek permits before removing medium- to large-sized trees in their yards. I ...
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Jan. 22 2015
The owner of a landscaping and masonry construction company rammed a stolen dump truck into a mall store to steal an ATM machine. Garrett Landry, landscape contractor and owner of ...
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Jan. 22 2015
If you live in the Santa Cruz, California area, you get used to seeing a lot of people on bikes. But the sight of a mountain bike towing a trailer piled high with brooms, shovels, rakes, an electric ...
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