Sept. 25 2015
The age-old debate between the use of hand tools and power tools rages on in Northern California. At the heart of it lies the true value of a leaf blower. A statement by the California Landscape Contr ...
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Sept. 24 2015
A public works employee in Redington Shores, Florida, is retiring; he was responsible for the maintenance and landscaping of the town’s parks and medians. His salary was $47,000 per year ...
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Sept. 24 2015
An elderly man with a history of agitated behavior is facing attempted first degree murder charges in Avon Park, Florida, after pulling a gun on two landscapers. According to the Highlands County Sher ...
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Sept. 23 2015
A landscape company in Manassas, Virginia, is having their name dragged through the mud by scammers, and there’s nothing they can do about it. A group of people have been going door-to-door, solicit ...
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Sept. 23 2015
A new study conducted by Stanford scientists has determined how trace amounts of arsenic were found in groundwater aquifers in Southern California. The cause? The water was too pure. When the h ...
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Sept. 22 2015
As high counts of nitrogen and phosphorous have been found in island waters, Marco Island, a small city in Collier County, Florida, is trying to pass an ordinance to govern fertilizer usage. In 2011 ...
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Sept. 22 2015
In Odessa, Texas, the recent heavy rainfall has created a hazardous environment for grass fires. The unusual amount of rain caused grass to grow taller, and coupled with 30 to 40 mph winds, there have ...
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Sept. 21 2015
A Mattapoisett, Massachusetts watchdog group has lodged complaints against a local landscape business they claim is filching public water for profit. The local advisory group, made up of town employee ...
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Sept. 21 2015
The Southern Carolina Supreme Court has found that city officials in Columbia, South Carolina, didn’t have the right to divert money collected from sewer and water user fees to their general fund. T ...
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Sept. 19 2015
Herbicide resistance is a continual problem for the landscape industry. Treatments become less and less effective the more they’re used, and must be varied with other methods of weed control. Now, a ...
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Sept. 18 2015
Ernesto Rodriguez, a landscaper in Sacramento County, California, was recently sentenced to 120 days in jail and five years of probation, after pleading no contest to felony workers’ compensation fr ...
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Sept. 17 2015
Linda Nelson, operations manager for Greenscapes, a landscape company based out of Naples, Florida, has had to deal with everything. “We’ve witnessed fights where the wives slap the husbands ...
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Sept. 17 2015
Gachina Landscape Management of Menlo Park, California, has created a butterfly garden at the Del Monte Shopping Center in Monterey, California. The North American Butterfly Association (NABA) has rec ...
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Sept. 16 2015
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has fallen behind with their summer lawn cutting, and the city’s Department of Maintenance is overwhelmed. According to Carey Chauvin, assistant chief administrative officer ...
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Sept. 16 2015
New Jersey is facing its biggest dry spell in 20 years. Residents of Glen Rock, Midland Park and Ridgewood have been forced to adopt new restrictions on irrigation, as reserves need to be maintained f ...
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Sept. 15 2015
Successful corporate workers in their late twenties or early thirties who leave their jobs to follow their entrepreneurial dreams are usually launching their own start-ups. While that’s still true f ...
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Sept. 15 2015
For many residents in cities north and east of Dallas, Texas, their water bill is much higher than expected. Elise Whitmire in Richardson, Texas, saw her water bill nearly quadruple, going from $80 to ...
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Sept. 14 2015
Jacobsen recently announced a new line of products for landscape contractors at their Charlotte, North Carolina headquarters. Their new machines, dubbed the Professional Series, include three lines of ...
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Sept. 14 2015
Intelligro, an operating brand of Suncor, teams up with twenty-five-year green industry veteran Judith Guido to deliver a new solution to the lawn and landscape market. Guido, chairwoman of Guido & ...
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Sept. 12 2015
In the most rundown areas of Houston, Texas, the lawns need mowing, and the jobless need work. Now, one city program is aiming to solve both those problems. Houston’s Mow-Down program offers communi ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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