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Dec. 24 2014
A York County, Virginia landscaper received a suspended sentence after being convicted of purchasing thousands of dollars’ worth of gas for his personal vehicle with the company credit card. E ...
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Dec. 24 2014
The conflict between residents in Jackson, New Jersey, and JR Custom Landscaping has broiled for three years now. The big issue is that residents claim that the company stinks. They say that t ...
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Dec. 23 2014
The cold front brought by winter 2015 has affected landscaper operations in the form of sick workers, and ultimately the increased use of deicers to control snow and ice. Should 2015 extend the need ...
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Dec. 23 2014
Sending emails to clients has widely been accepted as a modern form of business communication. Typing correspondences instead of tediously writing on paper is faster, neater and easier to archive ...
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Dec. 22 2014
With the drought as one of the most talked about topics of the year, rainwater catchment systems for landscape irrigation are gaining popularity among homeowners. In California, Tony Poeck of Indira ...
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Dec. 22 2014
A landscape and snow removal contractor in Middlesex County, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to filing false personal income tax returns. Between the years of 2008-2010, 40-year-old Gregory Zambardi d ...
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Dec. 19 2014
A long-dormant virus that can weaken Floratam turf, a popular form of St. Augustine, has reemerged in Palm Beach County, Florida. The sugarcane mosaic virus, which was discovered in the 1960s, a ...
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Dec. 19 2014
According to Delaware state regulations, lawn care companies throughout the state may not apply fertilizers to turf during the winter months. The Delaware Nutrient Management Commi ...
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Dec. 18 2014
Albemarle Landscapes and Tree Service in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, was recently victimized by arsonists and vandals. Their new bucket truck, dump truck and a customized tool truck were burne ...
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Dec. 18 2014
A Lockport, New York man, Charlie Zanghi, was arrested and charged with second-degree harassment. He was upset with how a snowplow driver was interfering with traffic. According to police, Za ...
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Dec. 17 2014
Jay Testa, a Goshen, Indiana landscaper, pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty after maiming a client’s dog with his lawn mower. Testa faces a maximum of one year in jail on the m ...
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Dec. 17 2014
In the United States, there are more than 30,000 chainsaw-related injuries every year. Most occur when contractors make arbitrary cuts straight across the trunk without completely understand ...
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Dec. 16 2014
Springfield, Massachusetts, is scrambling to hire a new snow plow vendor after its longtime local contractor appears to have crumbled to tax debt. The deletion of Northeast Grounds Management ...
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Dec. 16 2014
In its 100th anniversary year, The Toro Company, Bloomington, Minnesota, saw net sales increase 6.4 percent to $2.173 billion. Net earnings for the fiscal year were up from $154.8 million i ...
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Dec. 15 2014
Husqvarna has announced the sale of Bluebird International, its turf care equipment brand, to TEC International, based out of Auburn Hills, Michigan. The BlueBird brand, sales and manufacturing ...
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Dec. 15 2014
The Grasshopper Company, Moundridge, Kansas, was chosen by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Chapter 52, as 2014 Company of the Year. Stan Guyer, Grasshopper company president, accepted ...
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Dec. 12 2014
Two Hopkins County, Texas landscape employees, Patrick Wayne McMahan and Cody Scott Shaw, were apprehended and charged with the murder of Gary Maynard, owner of Maynard Custom Tree Landscaping Serv ...
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Dec. 12 2014
A teen formerly from Tinley Park, Illinois, was charged with aggravated robbery after a landscape professional was mugged at knifepoint in broad daylight near Joliet Junior College. Accord ...
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Dec. 11 2014
Police in Albany, Georgia, say a man who broke in to a home to steal guns, a trailer, and a riding lawn mower tried to use the machine as a getaway vehicle. Not surprisingly, he didn’t get very fa ...
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Dec. 11 2014
Each customer in the Evergreen Irrigation District will be asked to pitch in $1,019, payable to the city of Casa Grande, Arizona, to cover their share of a $52,997 repair bill. The Casa Grande Ci ...
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