June 12 2015
With the continuing drought pushing alternatives to turf, even artificial turf is getting serious consideration, and California State Senator Jerry Hill is warning about its dangers. “Around the c ...
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June 11 2015
Four years ago, Matt Warren, a musician, had squandered all the money from his first single record, and lost his publishing deal. He was doing landscape work with a high school friend just to get by ...
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June 11 2015
ICL Specialty Fertilizer is a name you’ll become familiar with in the coming years. Everris, Fuentes, Nu3, Novapeak, and F&C have all joined forces to form ICL. Split into three divisions cove ...
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June 10 2015
Officials in Kendall County, Illinois, are confused over how to differentiate a lawn care business from a landscape business. They are considering a zoning ordinance amendment to allow lawn care bus ...
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June 10 2015
The seemingly never-ending rains that swept over Amarillo, Texas, in recent weeks have turned the city green with foliage. But across town, weeds and grass are taking over. In response, property own ...
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June 9 2015
To honor the legacy of David M. Lilly, The Toro Company’s fourth president and former dean of what now is the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, The Toro Company has establi ...
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June 9 2015
The Department of Public Works in Northampton, Massachusetts, recently announced water restrictions for nonessential usage between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. until further notice. This is the fi ...
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June 8 2015
When Adam Harrell was fourteen, he began a major drug habit that he financed primarily through shoplifting. This practice landed him in prison at the tender age of 19. Because he was neither violent ...
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June 8 2015
An audit conducted at the Department of Homeland Security in Maryland has revealed that as many as 5,000 H-2B visas remain unused. Starting June 5th, businesses in the state were able to apply for t ...
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June 6 2015
Thieves broke in sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning to D. H. Marvin and Son Inc., in Colchester, Connecticut, and made off with around $200,000 in equipment, trucks included. Tim and De ...
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June 5 2015
The death of 232 trees in Des Moines, Iowa, has prompted city officials to take legal action against the landscape business who planted them. Frontline Lawn and Landscapes is facing a lawsuit from t ...
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June 4 2015
The California Building Standards Commission has cut the amount of water many new buildings can use by more than 20 percent. Peter Brostrom of the California Department of Water Resources says that ...
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June 4 2015
Landscape businesses in Georgia are welcoming their busiest season of the year this summer. Some companies have seen the average bill for a project rise from $5,000 a few years ago to $15,000. �� ...
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June 3 2015
The landscape architecture industry is on the rise, according to recent figures released by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly. Firms in the field have hired more ...
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June 3 2015
Project PRS educates irrigation contractors about the water-saving benefits of pressure regulation. Rain Bird launched “Project PRS,” an initiative aimed at educating irrigation contractors a ...
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June 2 2015
Since the California Turf Rebate Program has been in play, many landscape businesses have seen rebates as an opportunity to keep business going amidst the water crisis. However, one landscape busine ...
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June 2 2015
Aqua Cents Water Management has won the 2015 Technology Business of the Year Award from SBDC-UC Merced. The company has been reported to provide water savings in turf of up to 50 percent for sustain ...
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June 1 2015
In April, a U.S. District Court in the Central District of California gave Unique Lighting Systems its third win in a series of patent lawsuits the company has brought against competitors. ABR Enter ...
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June 1 2015
At the pump, Americans choose their gas based on price, and don’t pay attention to warning labels, according to a poll by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). The online poll found that 7 ...
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May 30 2015
The Clinton, Maryland-based landscape firm, Rolling Greens Inc., has been purchased by the Japanese horticulture company, Universal Engeisha Group. This transaction marks Universal Engeisha’s firs ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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