May 13 2017
The city council of Ocala, Florida, unanimously passed an ordinance recently, restricting landscape irrigation on residential and commercial properties year ‘round. The measure institutes a two-day- ...
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May 12 2017
While landscape contractor Mike Witt was trimming a tree from a bucket truck at a client’s home in Richmond, Virginia, the top of the tree broke off without warning. The branch hit the bucket that M ...
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May 11 2017
A city councilman wants to suspend the license of a developer who put in a 300-house subdivision in the suburbs of Columbia, South Carolina, about 10 years ago – and didn’t bother with drainage. R ...
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May 11 2017
Operators of Fresh Cut Landscaping, Inc., out of New Orleans, Louisiana, might be on trial if two former crew members get their way. The duo filed a complaint alleging that Brenda and Randy Newfield ...
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May 10 2017
With the rains that swept the West Coast earlier this year, the drought is now officially over. Also over is the drought surcharge. But don’t celebrate just yet – water usage is still going to be ...
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May 10 2017
For landscape contractors, especially in the northeastern U.S. and Great Lakes regions, now’s a good time to remind your outdoor employees about the dangers of tick-borne diseases. While most people ...
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May 9 2017
A landscape and tree-service business owner in Bay City, Michigan, is defiant after landing in hot water with state regulators. Sunset Tree Service & Landscaping owner Chad Nichols was ordered to ...
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May 9 2017
Visitors to the National Botanic Garden of Wales in the U.K. were treated to an unusual sight when a visiting daredevil from New York set a new world record for the longest distance walked balancing a ...
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May 8 2017
In response to growing trends and customer requests for zero-emission, landscape maintenance industry titan BrightView is responding. The company is deploying the latest available technology for ...
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May 8 2017
Those companies that rely on the H-2B program are scrambling this year to meet their staffing needs, and it’s affecting their business. Stephen Faulkner, who owns a landscaping and nursery business ...
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May 6 2017
The city of Hays, Kansas, is encouraging local property owners to remember their sprinkler systems when planning their spring cleaning this year. “Maintenance and inspection of a lawn’s irrigation ...
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May 5 2017
The state of Massachusetts suffered badly from gypsy moth caterpillars last year, and now an Amherst entomologist is warning that the first wave of eggs for this year is about to hatch. Tawny Simisky ...
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May 4 2017
The rains of spring have returned green and growing life to the Northeast, but in Connecticut, drought is still very much on the minds of property owners. “The biggest concern that people have had o ...
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May 4 2017
Michael James McGowan, owner of Florida-based MJM Landscape and Hardscape, was recently charged with felony charges of fraud and larceny, after taking $8,000 from clients and failing to complete the p ...
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May 3 2017
If you’ve noticed a rash of smart water controllers failing for no discernable reason, it may just be because of new malware known as BrickerBot. BrickerBot is a virus that targets devices connected ...
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May 3 2017
Green industry companies doing lawn maintenance in Northeast Texas may be fighting an unusual pest in their clients’ lawns this year: crawfish. The freshwater crustaceans love to make a home in well ...
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May 2 2017
An eco-green business in England is looking to generate gas from a new source--grass clippings. We all know that grass clippings can be cut fine and left on a property as an organic fertilizer, but Gl ...
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May 2 2017
There’s a growing problem with irrigation in Cape Coral, Florida: more and more of the city’s water meter boxes are full of bees. Local bee populations have been building their hives in the same p ...
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May 1 2017
Cindy Jurgens, manager of continuous improvement for Exmark Manufacturing in Beatrice, Nebraska, recently received a STEP Ahead award from the National Association of Manufacturers. STEP stands for Sc ...
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May 1 2017
A former employee of Dynasty Landscaping Service Inc., DBA Dynasty Tree Service and Jose Molina, has filed a complaint against the company, accusing the Miami, Florida-based company of not paying over ...
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