Feb. 13 2017
The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) has released its annual list of bogus tax deductions that people in the state have tried to file. While it’s true that deductions can co ...
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Feb. 11 2017
In the course of one month this past summer, the Lower Macungie Fire Department in Allentown, Pennsylvania, responded to 10 mulch fires. Much of it was caused by discarded cigarettes and unusually dry ...
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Feb. 10 2017
Amidst the debate on whether leaf blowers should be banned from communities, Palm Beach, Florida, is taking things a step further. The town wants to restrict the use of ‘power landscape equipment’ ...
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Feb. 9 2017
If you’re a contractor who installs ponds, a new water feature found on Youtube may be worth learning more about. There are a number of videos showing how to build an ‘inverted aquarium,’ which ...
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Feb. 9 2017
A recent study in San Antonio, Texas, has shown that ornamental native plants can still be lush when using half or less of the recommended watering amount. This finding comes from a drought survivabil ...
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Feb. 8 2017
Two brothers in Victoria, Australia, decided to cut costs on their vineyard in a very sci-fi way: they built a robot to spray weeds. Stephen and Malcolm Bennet’s newest employee is a hodge-pod ...
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Feb. 8 2017
New Jersey passed a law earlier this month to aid small businesses in getting government contracts. The Small Business Bonding Readiness Assistance Program will provide services and assistance to smal ...
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Feb. 7 2017
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has just implemented ‘plow cams’ on a few of the city’s snowplows. The hope is that these cameras will help travelers make good decisions when ...
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Feb. 7 2017
Everywhere you look, ‘green trends’ are taking the country by storm. Whether it’s focusing on water conservation or having an Instagram-worthy backyard, it’s easy to assume that these are pure ...
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Feb. 6 2017
According to the U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Texas, David Anderton, owner of A&A Landscape and Irrigation in Lavon, Texas, was found guilty of hiring illegal aliens under the table. H ...
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Feb. 6 2017
SiteOne Landscape Supply has opened its first regional distribution center located in Fairburn, Georgia. The 193,000-square-foot facility is the first of three planned distribution centers that will u ...
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Feb. 4 2017
A recent outbreak of boxwood blight has become a cause for concern. The fungus, which can cause severe defoliation of both English and American boxwood trees, has been found in 21 counties or independ ...
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Feb. 3 2017
A long-discussed leaf blower ban in Newton, Massachusetts, has been narrowly avoided. However, after a city council meeting that went into the wee hours of the morning, landscape workers will face mor ...
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Feb. 2 2017
Any landscape business owner can tell you how serious a crime tax evasion is. Business owners who dodge their taxes get a weighty, unfair competitive advantage over those who pay their fair share ...
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Feb. 2 2017
A lawsuit filed against the equipment manufacturer Bandit Industries was settled recently, and the Remus, Michigan company has agreed to pay a $3 million civil penalty as a result. Bandit was sued by ...
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Feb. 1 2017
When the Vanderburgh County sheriff’s office received a report of a burglary at Arrowhead Landscaping in Evansville, Indiana, recently, they responded quickly. The owner had been sleeping on a couch ...
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Feb. 1 2017
In light of all the fuss being made about noisy leaf blowers, it’s interesting to see someone use the decibel levels for other purposes. At the University of Pennsylvania, leaf blowers and generator ...
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Feb. 1 2017
In Furnas County, Nebraska, a district judge will soon be hearing the case of two property owners trying to overturn an irrigation ban. Julie Smith and Tamara Bishop are sisters who recently inherited ...
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Jan. 31 2017
Terry Jacobson is lucky to be alive. In a video that’s since gone viral, his snow plow careened into two lanes of traffic before crashing through a guardrail and falling down a 300-foot embankment i ...
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Jan. 31 2017
The images began rolling in recently from the latest, most advanced weather satellite that the U.S. has put into orbit. The satellite, about the same size as a school bus, is designated GOES-16, and t ...
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