Dec. 14 2015
Some people hate leaf blowers so much, they’re willing to pay a premium to keep them away. The West Oaks Condo Owners Association, the body that oversees a 95-unit development in Corvallis, Oregon ...
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Dec. 14 2015
TruGreen has announced a planned merger with Scotts LawnService. David Alexander, TruGreen president and CEO, will lead the combined company. The company plans to operate under the TruGreen brand and ...
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Dec. 12 2015
A landscape crew in Palo Alto, California, made an explosive discovery recently when it unearthed an extremely decomposed grenade. A worker found the device while digging a four-foot-deep trench on a ...
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Dec. 11 2015
A landscape contractor in New Britain, Connecticut, is facing criminal mischief charges after he allegedly ran over a former client’s front lawn. Ryan Ragalis, 22, drove his pickup truck over a lawn ...
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Dec. 10 2015
When Sposato Landscape, based in Milton, Delaware, began maintaining the grounds around a client’s storefront, they gave him more than manicured greenery. Business for the Rehoboth U-Store, in Rehob ...
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Dec. 10 2015
A potentially fatal bacterial disease mostly affecting people who spend their time outdoors-- including landscape contractors and their employees--is on the rise in the United States. It’s called ra ...
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Dec. 9 2015
The leaf blower ban isn’t going far in the town of Brookline, Massachusetts. A seasonal ban on leaf blowers has been on the books for years, but it hasn’t been enforced. Town Meeting members recen ...
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Dec. 9 2015
A stolen rental skid-steer loader has become an insurance nightmare in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Landscape contractor Mark Hoppe’s surveillance video captured the theft, which took place in less than ten ...
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Dec. 8 2015
Let there be Christmas lights! And for many homeowners, they’re happy to let someone else climb that 30-foot ladder to hang them up. Hanging holiday lights outdoors is a family tradition that has gr ...
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Dec. 8 2015
The city of Austin, Texas, is trying to untangle policies that do not incentivize the practice of making treated wastewater reuse more widespread. “Although many believe that it is better to reuse t ...
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Dec. 7 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a long and complex history with the American legal system. For one thing, lawsuits form one of the organization’s main engines of change. When their rul ...
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Dec. 7 2015
There’s a new mobile-based service that could help you maximize profits and minimize inefficiencies. It’s called LawnGuru, and it’s an app that connects landscape contractors with clients who ne ...
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Dec. 5 2015
A landscape contracting company may be on the hook for reconstructing a $13,000 retaining wall that’s missing drain tile in the Village of Hartland, Wisconsin. The village council contracted Stark ...
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Dec. 4 2015
Low Impact Development is the government’s answer to how we should protect our waterways from the impact of construction. Like LEED certification, it encourages methods of stormwater management that ...
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Dec. 3 2015
If a city tree falls on your property, who is responsible? Common sense says the tree, planted many years ago on the strip of lawn that we water between the sidewalk and the curb, is the sole respons ...
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Dec. 3 2015
Colorado is a state with water wealth, and water woes. Nearly 4.7 trillion gallons of water flow out of Colorado’s Rockies every year, but two thirds of it belong to downstream states, thanks to a w ...
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Dec. 2 2015
Water scarcity is having a massive impact on our nation today. Look at how the California drought is changing the state, and even the rest of the country. What we’re experiencing in California is wh ...
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Dec. 2 2015
The Justice Department settled an immigration-related discrimination claim with Sunny Grove Landscaping & Nursery Inc., Ft. Myers, Florida. The landscape company had been under federal inves ...
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Dec. 1 2015
Ski resorts are no strangers to the problems posed by fickle weather; in fact, their industry is more sensitive to the issue than most. Not only do they need precipitation, they need snow. Since the 1 ...
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Dec. 1 2015
The state of Maryland has a state law that homeowners or do-it-yourselfers cannot fertilize their lawns between November 16th and March 1st. However, if you want your lawn fertilized, call in a ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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