Aug. 15 2016
Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, has announced that 2016 marks the 95th year that Jacobsen has been in business. Founded in 1921 by Oscar Jacobsen, the company has been committed to helping turf mana ...
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Aug. 15 2016
The John Deere Tractor Company, Moline, Illinois, announced a recall of approximately 5,400 tractors sold nationwide between December 2015 and July 2016. It was discovered that the reverse implement o ...
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Aug. 13 2016
Research published in Geophysical Research Letters found that Los Angeles would be 3.4 degrees warmer in July during the day if every resident switched from water-dependent lawns to landscapes that re ...
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Aug. 12 2016
Pat Velasco, interim CEO at BrightView, formerly the Brickman Group and ValleyCrest Companies, announced recently that Jeff Herold has been promoted to president of their landscape services division ...
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Aug. 12 2016
A team of researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have come up with another solution to combate water scarcity. The researchers successfully treated wastewater used at dairies with reverse o ...
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Aug. 11 2016
A woman in Valley, Alabama, was gifted a lawn mower and leaf blower by a local business owner as a reward for helping police apprehend a murder suspect.Lori Boyd is known locally as ‘the Lawn Mower ...
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Aug. 11 2016
Brett Chung did his homework before hiring Jae Yoel Ra and J Nature Landscape to overhaul his half-acre lot in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Chung looked for customer reviews, and asked Ra to explain th ...
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Aug. 10 2016
Things turned ugly in a payment dispute between a woman in Benson, Nebraska, and the landscape company she hired to maintain her lawn. The company, Kozy Lawn Care, dumped lawn waste onto Kristen Ander ...
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Aug. 10 2016
A $3.9 million beautification project for the medians in Orange Park, Florida, got underway last week. The project, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), will plant native trees a ...
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Aug. 9 2016
Christopher Greco, the owner of Cross County Landscape and Tree Service, Inc., in Mahwah, New Jersey, is facing multiple felony charges of defrauding nine employees out of $82,000 in state-mandated wa ...
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Aug. 9 2016
Naperville, Illinois, will not be joining the ranks of towns and municipalities that are reducing the hours in which landscape contractors are allowed to operate. A recent proposal by the city to redu ...
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Aug. 8 2016
Even with recent heavy rains in the state, the drought in New York continues to worsen. Approximately 17 million New Yorkers are now affected by it. According to the National Drought Mitigation Cente ...
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Aug. 6 2016
Weed management is a major concern for anyone offering landscape maintenance services, but in Oregon, it’s a task that could be getting harder in the years to come. A genetically-modified grass seed ...
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Aug. 5 2016
There’s an unanswered question that’s hidden in urban landscapes across the country, and it’s a question that postdoctoral scholar Elizaveta Litvak and biology professor Diane Pataki of the Univ ...
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Aug. 4 2016
In Knoxville, Tennessee, a trend in the local criminal community is causing trouble for property owners across the city. Thieves are stealing the backflow prevention devices off of irrigation systems ...
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Aug. 4 2016
A disagreement between two men living together in St. Joseph, Missouri, over who would cut the grass ended with one man in police custody, after he allegedly fired a rifle at his roommate. "The susp ...
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Aug. 3 2016
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has announced its 2016-2017 officers and board of directors. They were elected during the OPEI annual meeting, which was held June 21-23 in Asheville, Nort ...
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Aug. 3 2016
Kenny Medina is a resident of Simsbury, Connecticut, a family man, a detective for the Hartford Police Department, and he’s currently on his second deployment in Afghanistan. “He is a nurse in a f ...
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Aug. 2 2016
SiteOne Landscape Supply, LLC has announced the acquisition of both Bissett Nursery and Bissett Equipment Companies (collectively “Bissett”). Bissett, started in 1963, has three locations on ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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