April 6 2017
When a major drought hits an area, lack of water makes plants go dormant, but it also weakens them. “You can see drought damage effects for months and years,” said Sean Stewart, lead estimator at ...
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April 5 2017
Headlines have recently been awash with news of overdoses related to an increase in the abuse of opioids. From a business perspective, workers with substance abuse disorders miss nearly 50% more days ...
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April 5 2017
Project EverGreen is a non-profit company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, that connects green industry volunteers with local people who need a little help keeping their landscape neat and tidy. They ...
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April 4 2017
As landscape contractors are jumping into their spring startup work, the tech companies that run on-demand mowing services are getting ready, too. Companies like TaskEasy, LawnStarter and Mowz connect ...
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April 4 2017
Harvard University’s landscape services will now be maintaining Harvard Yard in a more eco-green fashion, after their recent switch to battery-powered equipment. According to their manager, Wayne Ca ...
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April 3 2017
The city of Daytona Beach, Florida, is close to reaching the cap on the amount of water it is allowed to take from the city wells, according to city government relations administrator Hardy Smith. Tha ...
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April 3 2017
The equity firm Permira Holdings LLP, based in London, England, owns 61 percent of the global irrigation equipment manufacturer Netafim, but that may be changing sometime soon. Netafim, headquartered ...
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April 1 2017
In Bartlett, Tennessee, the police are looking for two people who stole a four-wheeler and trailer from Brewer’s Pool and Landscaping. The suspects stole a truck in Memphis and used it to take the i ...
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March 31 2017
The state of Massachusetts recently added a proposal that would require landscape contractors and exterminators as well as other companies that use pesticides for lawns, pest control, or farming, to r ...
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March 30 2017
Landscape contractors who bought mulch or topsoil from Jersey Recycling Services in Palmyra, New Jersey, may be regretting that decision, following the recent release of a report by the New Jersey Sta ...
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March 30 2017
The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) of St. Louis, Missouri, has been trying to encourage property owners to absorb stormwater on their properties as part of their Project Clear initiative. Project C ...
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March 29 2017
By the time Jack George, owner of J&J Landscaping Company and Garden Center in Raritan, New Jersey, saw the smoke rising from his building, it was already too late. “The fire just took off,” h ...
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March 29 2017
Andy and Sandy Wood area husband-and-wife team who own Habitats Environmental Services in Wilmington, North Carolina, and they take a very ecologically-focused tack with their landscape business ...
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March 28 2017
In Huntsville, Alabama, one landscape business owner is under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office for financial abuse of the elderly. When Charles Mehltretter, 71, met with Paul Ran ...
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March 28 2017
The city of Cape Coral, Florida, is exploring the possibility of purchasing 1,000 acres to create a reservoir. It is being considered because the city is going through a historic drought that is dryin ...
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March 27 2017
The city council of Troy, Michigan, recently agreed to hire an eco-green company to maintain city properties, even though their bid was $30,000 more expensive than what the city typically spends. EQ G ...
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March 27 2017
The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor recently made a joint announcement of an increase in the statutory fines related to the H-2B program. The average penalty incurred by H- ...
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March 25 2017
A two-year research project by Erfan Vafaie, an entomologist with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in Overton, Texas, was completed recently, and he suggests some treatments for protecting the ...
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March 24 2017
In Ridgewood, New Jersey, local efforts at conserving water are focused on limiting irrigation, but the interconnected nature of water systems has raised an additional difficulty. The local utility, R ...
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March 23 2017
A recent report from the Labor Department is showing how hungry employers are for new hires as we go into spring. For February, 235,000 new positions were added across the country, higher than expecte ...
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