Sept. 9 2015
Sometime in the last two months, 30,000 feet of irrigation pipe was stolen from Marbri Nursery in Aquebogue, New York. Police from nearby Riverhead, New York, are investigating the theft. The long len ...
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Sept. 8 2015
With a number of mower manufacturers in the process of bringing robotic mowers to market, Consumer Reports recently tested several of the currently available models. The tests covered four mowers, ran ...
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Sept. 8 2015
In 2013, the Colorado legislation passed a bill allowing lightly used water, commonly known as graywater, to be recycled for irrigation purposes. However, in the two years since the bill’s signing ...
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Sept. 7 2015
For many people in the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, California, the name Turf Terminators is synonymous with the turf rebate program. The company made a name for itself by gobbling up 97 perce ...
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Sept. 7 2015
Tieco Incorporated is a supplier of irrigation, pump and well supplies, with six locations across Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. It is also the most recent acquisition by John Deere Landscapes, wh ...
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Sept. 5 2015
Precision Landscapes LLC, in West Olive, Michigan, lost everything recently when a fire consumed its million-dollar warehouse. The fire was reported by the owner’s children, after they heard popping ...
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Sept. 4 2015
A number of landscape businesses were hit hard recently by the theft of lawn equipment from utility trailers at three commercial storage facilities in Flagler County, Florida--at Hargrove Mini Storage ...
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Sept. 3 2015
Garner, North Carolina, recently approved a plan to contract out landscape maintenance along the main thoroughfare of the town. The North Carolina DOT is officially responsible for maintaining the gra ...
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Sept. 3 2015
Kevin Epp, owner of Cutting Edge Services in Battle Ground, Washington, began work on his well control system when he saw how many clients in his county had irrigation problems. “I started looking a ...
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Sept. 2 2015
The landscape company formerly in charge of maintenance of the Mount Hope Cemetery in Mount Hope, Kansas, has been fired. This decision by the Greeley Township follows a mess the company left behind ...
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Sept. 2 2015
As lawns citywide turn brown or are replaced with drought-tolerant alternatives, one plush green lawn stands out in Santa Monica, California. The front yard has flourished despite being untouched by a ...
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Sept. 1 2015
The planned community of Mountain House, California, has chosen to keep diverting water from a nearby canal for its 15,000 residents. This flies in the face of an order from the State Water Resources ...
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Sept. 1 2015
After four years of little rain for California, redwoods, birches and all their brethren in drought-stricken areas are beginning to die. "In spring 2014, we noticed trees starting to not wake up from ...
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Aug. 31 2015
Recently, some property managers looking to push back invasive weeds from a large property have turned to goats for help. It makes a certain amount of sense; they’re certainly cheaper than hiring a ...
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Aug. 31 2015
Earth Care Inc., of Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming exploitation from a number of its seasonal workers. Rogelio Ortega Hernandez is the lead plaintiff for the case ...
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Aug. 29 2015
As the drought continues, one landscape supply company in Coachella, California, is looking at a new way to keep lawns green. Specifically, they’re looking at paint. “I love a lush rye grass lawn ...
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Aug. 28 2015
The sheriff’s office in Collier County, Florida, recently discovered that the Albert Benarroch stole $13,000 of county property earlier this summer. He owns Benarroch’s Affordable Landscaping Serv ...
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Aug. 27 2015
Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, Illinois, recently announced the purchase of Conard-Pyle, a century-old plant development company. Conard-Pyle, headquartered in West Grove, Pennsylvani ...
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Aug. 27 2015
So close, and yet so far, seems to be the order of the day for Dave Ferguson. Ferguson wants to use recycled water on his lawn in Solana Beach, California. He has a purple pipeline right next to his p ...
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Aug. 26 2015
During periods of intense heat and dryness, fire departments often prohibit the use of mowers and other motorized tools in the name of fire safety. For those who don’t take these bans seriously, the ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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