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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May 29 2015
Ever the pilot light for the quick and the glib, Twitter is host to the latest social media push on the California drought, #droughtshaming. Activists, neighbors, and anyone who is just waking up to ...
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May 28 2015
A 500-gallon water tanker was stolen from a landscaping site in hills of Oakland, California. The Marksman tanker, owned by Marina Landscape, was half-full, and valued at as much as $4,900. Local ...
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May 28 2015
Take-All Root Rot (TARR) is a fungal disease that causes weak, brown, and dead patches in turfgrass. This fungal disease can affect St. Augustine, Centipede and Bermuda grass lawns. TARR disease can ...
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May 27 2015
Since the Propane Mower Incentive Program began three years ago, almost 3,000 applications have been submitted by landscape contractors seeking funds to purchase propane-powered mowers, or convert t ...
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May 27 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Briggs & Stratton recently acquired Billy Goat Industries of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The purchase is estimated to have been $26 million. Billy Goat manufactures s ...
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May 26 2015
The U.S. Secretary of the Interior announced that the federal government will invest $50 million in water reuse and conservation projects in 12 western states, according to a press release. The f ...
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May 26 2015
The owner of landscape business “Las Tres Mujeres” in Parksley, Delaware, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count each of conspiracy to defraud the governm ...
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May 25 2015
The Toro Company reported net earnings of $93.8 million, or $1.64 per share, on a net sales increase of 10.9 percent to $826.2 million for its second quarter, which ended May 1, 2015. These results ...
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May 25 2015
In Dallas, Austin and Houston, the new lawn care service provider Robin launched last week. The Dallas-based company lets users price, schedule and pay for lawn maintenance services online; it charg ...
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May 23 2015
According to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP—formerly the Professional Landcare Network) and the Harris Poll in Herndon, Virginia, 91 percent ...
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May 22 2015
An employee of Reliable Lawn Care in Palm Beach County, Florida, is being charged with nine counts of animal cruelty. Jason Falbo is currently in jail on a $27,000 bond. According to report ...
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May 21 2015
A landscape company in Santa Maria, California, has agreed to close down their business as part of a $1 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The company, Veterans of the ...
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May 21 2015
While we tend to think of the Southwestern region of the U.S. when we think water conservation, the reality is that 40% of the country is experiencing some level of drought, according to the U.S. Dr ...
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May 20 2015
The Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District is taking steps to keep landscapes green despite California’s drought. Specifically, a $3 million recycled water pipeline is in the works, to provide ...
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May 20 2015
Texas has more than 19,000 unemployed veterans, and a company in Austin is looking to help reduce that number; they want to provide landscaping work for at least fifty of them. Drop.com, a tech sta ...
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May 19 2015
Sun Valley Landscaping in Omaha, Nebraska, claims that volunteer work has benefited their workforce efficiency. To celebrate their 20th anniversary and to give back to the community, they’ve launc ...
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May 19 2015
A landscape firm in Findlay, Ohio, is being sued for misapplying herbicide to the University of Findlay’s (UF) campus grounds. Up to 45 acres of grass was destroyed. Court documents list the goal ...
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May 18 2015
A $5 million rainscaping project, funded by the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, has almost been completed in St. Louis, Missouri. The undertaking is part of a plan to significantly reduce the ...
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May 18 2015
John Deere Landscapes, LLC announced today the acquisition of AMC Industries. ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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