Feb. 27 2017
Toro, the Bloomington, Minnesota equipment company, recently posted its earnings for the first quarter of the 2017 fiscal year, and sales are up. “The company is off to a solid start for the year, w ...
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Feb. 27 2017
Recent filings with the SEC show an increase in interest from Wall Street in Site One Landscape Supply near the end of last year. William Blair Investment Management LLC bought more than 1.4 million s ...
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Feb. 25 2017
Evergreen Country Homes in Woodbury, Minnesota, had a drainage problem until recently. Compacted clay soils, and a berm on the edge of the homeowner’s association resulted in standing water whenever ...
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Feb. 24 2017
A beautification project in Westchase, Florida, left the Community Development District supervisors disappointed. And what was the reason behind their disappointment? No blooming color from the new fl ...
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Feb. 23 2017
Seven Smith was just 17 years old when he was convicted of second-degree murder. Now, 23 years later, he’s built himself up into the successful owner of M.S. Lean, a landscape company that employs a ...
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Feb. 23 2017
In North Texas, property owners and landscape contractors are keeping close watch on rose bushes for two different reasons. Property owners are enjoying the beauty of the flowers, but landscape contra ...
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Feb. 22 2017
Most landscape contractors who do irrigation know about the plusses and minuses of drip irrigation. It can be more efficient, but it’s also costly. When drip is installed underground, it becomes har ...
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Feb. 22 2017
A new study from Purdue University looked into how grass can affect carbon and nitrogen in the soil below. Quincy Law, who led the study, wanted to see if the carbon and nitrogen levels changed based ...
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Feb. 21 2017
“I love it; I think it’s fun,” says Steven Niedzwiecki of his plowing work. The 26-year-old is an employee of Gagne Landscaping, and recently he’s been clearing icy parking lots around L ...
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Feb. 21 2017
To the casual eye, nothing about the small lawn care business owned by Robert Campbell, Jr., looked anything less than proper. Campbell could be seen out at his customers’ properties, blowing leaves ...
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Feb. 20 2017
The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) recently announced from its Herndon, Virginia, offices that it will be offering its members a discounted workers’ compensation insurance pr ...
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Feb. 20 2017
In 2009, a federal audit of Asplundh Tree Experts Inc. in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, found that some of their employees were not eligible to work in the United States. Asplundh fired about 100 employ ...
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Feb. 18 2017
Across the U.S., cities are taking initiatives to create green, livable spaces in their most urban areas. Both on large and small scales, eco-friendly beautification is coming to the forefront. Over ...
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Feb. 17 2017
A warm winter has left several Michigan companies without their usual seasonal income. Drew Maier, who owns King Chop Landscaping in Stevensville, can’t help but be a little frustrated with the lack ...
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Feb. 16 2017
A recent wood chipper accident left the 24-year-old owner of a landscape company dead. Hayden Balboa, owner of SMY Landscape Service in Califon, New Jersey, was operating the machine at a client’s h ...
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Feb. 16 2017
Rebecca Head of Syracuse, Utah, was told that Michaelson Land Management would clear her driveway within 24 hours of a snowstorm. They never came. “I was very upset. I was trying to get a hold of t ...
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Feb. 15 2017
What it takes to 2x cash-flow, 3X industry profits, attract & retain top talent while dominating your market is the topics of this virtual conference. Advancing business education for landscape p ...
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Feb. 15 2017
Nashville, Tennessee is aiming to become the “greenest city in the Southeast.” The city’s Livable Nashville Committee—put together by Mayor Megan Barry—has set out twenty-five goals to get t ...
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Feb. 15 2017
With a weak snow season in Joplin, Missouri, not every landscape company can rely on snowplowing to make ends meet during the winter. Some companies use this time to prepare their clients’ landscape ...
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Feb. 14 2017
Electric landscape equipment is becoming more popular and, in some areas with noise restrictions, a necessity. In order to avoid paying for pricey lithium-ion battery replacements, you can take steps ...
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