Nov. 26 2016
A sub-contractor and the owner of an insurance agency in Savannah, Georgia, were arrested for conspiring to create multiple fraudulent certificates of insurance. The uninsured sub-contractor, working ...
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Nov. 25 2016
Guy Mariscal knew that he wanted to stand out from the other landscape businesses in Indianapolis. So, after some brainstorming, he created Solar Earth Lawn Care, Indiana’s first solar-powered lawn ...
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Nov. 24 2016
Some angels don’t have halos and wings, but they have mowers and string trimmers. Addison Enterprises, a landscape company based in Sandpoint, Idaho, has provided free lawn care and landscape manage ...
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Nov. 24 2016
At the home of Dr. Roslynn Brain in Moab, Utah, a type of graywater system that is new to the state is being installed. Brain’s system makes use of a branched drain and gravity to move water from th ...
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Nov. 23 2016
As the unseasonably warm weather this fall continues into November, landscape companies across the country that are in the snow areas are faced with an interesting quandary. This weather allows them t ...
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Nov. 23 2016
GRC Landscaping Services in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been accused of not paying their employees overtime. Otis James Wright, one of the company’s employees, has filed a class-action complaint ...
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Nov. 22 2016
The ongoing effects of California’s drought continue to roll in, including a recent aerial survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The survey found that more than 102 million trees h ...
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Nov. 22 2016
A recent announcement by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal emphasized just how bad the drought is that’s currently hitting the state. “During this prolonged period of severe drought in Georgia, we are ...
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Nov. 21 2016
The Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro Company recently announced its acquisition of an Irvine, California-based startup named Blossom. Blossom and Scotts collaborated on an app called Gro for ...
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Nov. 21 2016
Starting December 1, new regulations from the Department of Labor dictate the threshold under which salaried workers must be paid overtime. They doubled the threshold to $913 a week in overtime, nearl ...
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Nov. 19 2016
A landscape company in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, after they were robbed for the second time this year. Ultra Professional Outdoor Servic ...
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Nov. 18 2016
William “Michael” DeWitt, a landscaper from Fort Worth, Texas, has been charged with animal cruelty after injuring his client’s dogs with a string trimmer. DeWitt was hired by Dawn Painter after ...
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Nov. 17 2016
Amid all the talk of leaf blower bans, the community of Oak Park, California, has decided to go even further. They want to ban all weekend landscape work. Many residents are in favor of the potential ...
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Nov. 17 2016
For fourteen months, George and Beverly Spires have been seeking justice in Wichita Falls, Texas. Last year, they accused their secretary, Katherine Michelle Urioste, of stealing $300,000 from their c ...
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Nov. 16 2016
After two months of fundraising, the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) has raised the $25,000 needed to establish the Ivy Munion Langendorff Irrigation Scholarship. ASIC has teamed up ...
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Nov. 16 2016
It’s in with the old at the Ariens Company Museum in Brillion, Wisconsin. In honor of the 100th anniversary of Gravely’s motor plow patent, Ariens has added a 3,000-square-foot space to showcase G ...
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Nov. 15 2016
Drought levels in some areas of Georgia have reached “exceptional” levels, the highest designation that can be given by officials. The conditions are so bad that one city, Villa Rica, has one mont ...
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Nov. 15 2016
SiteOne Landscape Company has just acquired the Loma Vista Nursery in Kansas City, Missouri. This is the first nursery location for SiteOne. Established in 1991, Loma Vista distributed nursery and ha ...
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Nov. 14 2016
The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Certification recently issued a clarification for H-2B Visa holders who work on multiple sites. This comes after years of wondering what was to be done wi ...
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Nov. 14 2016
Brightview has announced that Andrew Masterman is the company’s new president and CEO. He will join the company in December, and also sit on their board of directors. Masterman will work out of Brig ...
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