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Aug. 19 2015
SiteOne Landscape Supply (formerly John Deere Landscapes), a wholesale distributor of commercial and residential irrigation and landscape supplies, recently filed with the SEC to raise up to $100 mill ...
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Aug. 19 2015
In Somerville, Massachusetts, the back and forth continues over how best to rehabilitate the patchy, garbage-strewn field known as Lincoln Park. This conflict has been ongoing for several years. Resid ...
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Aug. 19 2015
The owner of NuTurf Management in Harrisburg, North Carolina, may be in hot water after a number of his customers have complained about his work. In one example, Chad Rice is being accused of failing ...
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Aug. 18 2015
In Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the city council is on the brink of eliminating irrigation meters, due to pressure from proposed litigation. Since 1997, the city has had an ordinance allowing single-fam ...
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Aug. 18 2015
Mississippi-based Backyard Lawn LLC landscape company is being sued by a group of legal guest landscape workers. The claim asserts that the company failed to compensate the workers for minimum-wage wo ...
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Aug. 17 2015
This may be the last you hear of John Deere Landscapes LLC. According to a recent announcement made in Alpharetta, Georgia, the wholesale distributor of landscape supplies will be re-branding itself a ...
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Aug. 17 2015
The police department in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, has issued a warning to commercial landscape companies. Throughout Milwaukee County, police have observed an increase in theft of equipment that has bee ...
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Aug. 15 2015
Jason Scott Falbo II recently pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty, and was sentenced to a year in jail by a Palm Beach County judge. The Florida man ran over a family of ducklings with a riding m ...
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Aug. 14 2015
Is there a swale in your future? Artificial swales, created by humans, are becoming more popular as landscapers and others recognize the water-saving benefits they can provide. Swales are shallow, scu ...
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Aug. 13 2015
At Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the grass is trimmed and weeds kept to a minimum by a crew of goats, sheep, llamas and burros. The animals are a low-cost alternative to humans, partly becau ...
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Aug. 13 2015
In 2002, David Lee had been working at Hewlett-Packard when his job was downsized. A recovering workaholic, Lee started doing some weeding and yard maintenance for a neighbor in Rohnert Park, Californ ...
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Aug. 12 2015
This week, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1,000 individuals from across the globe will be competing to be named the best in the world at their chosen skill, including landscaping. The World Skills competition ...
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Aug. 12 2015
Tinley Park, Illinois, has a long history of problems with their water meters. The village’s electronic SmartMeters have over-charged residences, and some of those residents have not been fully refu ...
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Aug. 11 2015
Landscape businesses in Reno, Nevada, can find certified green industry employees with the help of the University of Nevada Extension. The University partnered up with the state Department of Agricult ...
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Aug. 11 2015
Residents in a northern California city are being allowed to haul up to 300 gallons of recycled wastewater to use for irrigation at no cost. Healdsburg officials have obtained permission for a progra ...
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Aug. 10 2015
An hourglass alerts guests when they've spent five minutes showering--a suggestion to turn off the faucet. Nightstand notepads are replaced by miniature chalkboards and plastic clothing hangers by ca ...
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Aug. 10 2015
Lawn mower racing might seem a fictional sport, but its biggest aficionados have turned their boyhood hobbies into competition and world records. They race on tracks of 1/8 of a mile, and speeds reach ...
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Aug. 8 2015
The sparse front lawn and planting beds outside the Hoke Smith Building is 80 years old and in need of renovation. Work began recently on a facelift to the front landscape of building at the Universit ...
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Aug. 7 2015
Urban Agritourism is the name of the game at the Ritz-Carlton of Charlotte, North Carolina, and it permeates the place from top to bottom. The hotel has an extensive green roof, with a wide array of f ...
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Aug. 6 2015
An Evansville, Indiana man is in jail following an altercation with a pair of landscape contractors. According to the two-person crew, Larry Cates came out of his home to argue with them. He wanted ...
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