Oct. 7 2016
For the past three years, Bill Krugler has been employing the chronically unemployed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His non-profit organization, JobsWork, targets the central city area, where barely half of ...
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Oct. 6 2016
As the ‘baby boomer’ generation begins their descent into retirement, employers are beginning to fret over the issue of filling position when there aren’t enough applicants. A recent study in Mi ...
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Oct. 6 2016
Stormwater, graywater and treated wastewater may soon be utilized to expand water supplies. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has announced a new project that will allow utilities to bolster potable ...
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Oct. 5 2016
Ten years ago, Dan Eberhart started a lawn care service with his son, Blaine, in Salina, Kansas; he had two push mowers and a scythe. Ten years later, he has two zero-turn mowers on a trailer, three w ...
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Oct. 5 2016
Mulch fires have broken out in Dublin, Ohio; Anderson County, South Carolina; and Poland, Maine. Causes for the Anderson County fire and Poland fire have not been determined as of yet; however, like t ...
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Oct. 4 2016
A strong cup of coffee is how most people clear their heads in the morning, but it turns out that it can also clean contaminated water, as well. A crew of chemical engineers and materials scientists a ...
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Oct. 4 2016
Small businesses affected by New York’s drought are getting assistance from the Small Business Administration. Loans of up to $2 million are being granted to small businesses, small agricultural coo ...
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Oct. 3 2016
Employers of H-2B guest workers don’t have to submit supporting documents stating that their need for foreign workers is temporary. In a move to reduce paperwork, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) ...
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Oct. 3 2016
For landscape contractors whose clients have St. Augustine grass, yellowing spots or dead patches may be a sign of something more than insufficient irrigation. It’s a tempting misdiagnosis--the lawn ...
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Oct. 1 2016
A family in Holly Springs, North Carolina, was left high and dry recently, after hiring a Raleigh-based landscape company to build their dream backyard. Sam and Dana Stubbs hired Mikel Fogt, owner of ...
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Sept. 30 2016
When Lesley Beyer left her home in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, recently for a trip, her lawn was lush and green. Two days later, when she returned, it was already dead. “Big swaths of my lawn are ...
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Sept. 29 2016
Recently, a landscape professional in El Cerrito, California, saved a woman from an apartment fire. Antonio Lopes was on his way to work when he saw that the complex was on fire and sprang into action ...
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Sept. 29 2016
When multiple landscape companies are rubbing elbows in a market, otherwise well-meaning company owners can get aggressive, which often results in a race to the bottom. However, competition doesn’t ...
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Sept. 28 2016
Alan L. Smith of Battle Ground, Washington, was recently accused of threatening employees of a landscape company with a machete. He is charged with second-degree assault after he allegedly threatened ...
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Sept. 28 2016
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently raised its projections for big storms this year. They now say, with 70 percent likelihood, that there will be 12-17 named storms, of ...
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Sept. 27 2016
A $40 million reconstruction project to restore the lawn of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is almost complete. The project added eight new grass panels, totaling 18 acres; central grass panels ...
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Sept. 27 2016
The Board of Water and Power Commissioners in Los Angeles, California, recently announced changes to its water-wise landscaping rebates program. Under the new guidelines, the use of synthetic turf and ...
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Sept. 26 2016
Intimidator Inc., a manufacturer of the Spartan brand of zero-turn mowers and 4x4 utility vehicles, has announced plans to build a second facility in Batesville, Arkansas. With it, they will bring 400 ...
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Sept. 26 2016
Small firms are having a hard time building up reserves, according to a recent survey by the Federal Reserve. Most of these companies have just enough money to cover 27 days of expenses, if inflow wer ...
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Sept. 24 2016
Many Chicago Cubs fans can brag about the memorabilia or jerseys they own. But a select few fans can now boast that they have an actual piece of Wrigley Field in their yard. After the Cubs replaced mu ...
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