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July 16 2015
The development of Sedona Lakes, outside of Houston, Texas, recently helped out a local landscape contractor after disaster struck his family. Felipe Santoya, owner of SLI Landscaping, Inc., was ...
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July 16 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided not to take up an appellate court decision that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel standard. That wasn’t welcome news to several ...
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July 15 2015
The offices of a landscape business in Newton, Ohio, were raided by FBI agents last week. Evans Landscaping is now in a lawsuit over their contracts with the state of Ohio and the city of Cincinnati ...
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July 15 2015
In Oregon, the drought isn’t just affecting grass yards, it’s affecting grass seed growers. Tom Chastain, seed crop physiology professor at Oregon State University, says that growers are prelimi ...
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July 14 2015
The owner of Sunshine Landscape in Thousand Palms, California, faces up to six felony counts of worker’s compensation insurance fraud. Jesse Garcia Contreras, 59, is accused of cheating five insu ...
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July 14 2015
Dennis Hernandez, a landscape contractor based near Phoenix, Arizona, recently saw his livelihood burn away. He was driving along the freeway when he noticed some smoke coming from his vehicle. H ...
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July 13 2015
In California, the Metropolitan Water District’s (MWD) $350 million turf removal rebate program lasted only seven working days, since becoming available July 1, the start of their new fiscal year ...
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July 11 2015
When Jody Dotson’s lawn care equipment business, Lawn Products, Etc., suffered a theft in April, it was an unfortunate incident. He called police and reported the theft, but little could be done ...
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July 10 2015
A Tulsa chiropractor pleaded guilty to poisoning several south Tulsa families’ lawns. This is not a story of landscape contractor negligence, but of a person giving others grief for no discernible ...
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July 9 2015
In spite of the record snows this past winter, Hingham, Massachusetts, is in a drought. At least one local property owner is either unaware or uncaring, soaking their lawn daily in spite of a blanke ...
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July 9 2015
A landscape company’s employees were caught trying to uproot and take a palm tree off of private property in Shreveport, Louisiana. The company, Gardens of Louisiana, paid $1,000 compensation to t ...
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July 8 2015
A North Haven, Connecticut, organization of physicians and public health professionals, Environment and Human Health Inc., recently released their study on crumb rubber. This controversial rubber is ...
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July 8 2015
Contractors who work with snow and ice management are claiming additional benefits by attending voluntary green certifications in New Hampshire. Recently revised legislation gives contractors and th ...
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July 7 2015
Hunter Industries and Senninger Irrigation announced today their entrance into a due diligence phase toward an intended acquisition of Senninger Irrigation by Hunter Industries. Hunter and Senninger h ...
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July 7 2015
David Drotzmann, the mayor of Hermiston, Oregon, recently provided a rare, tie-breaking vote which approved a public hearing process for the city’s first landscape ordinance. Although it faces opp ...
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July 7 2015
The San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California, has found a way to make water from thin air. The water comes from the air conditioners on passenger bridges at eight different gates, lo ...
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July 6 2015
Contractors in the state of Maryland can now look forward to easier pesticide licensing and renewal processes. The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has recently launched their online Pestici ...
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July 6 2015
John Deere, at their Cary, North Carolina offices, and Wright Manufacturing, at their Frederick, Maryland offices, made twin announcements recently, signaling an end to their partnership. Both compa ...
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July 4 2015
A new detection of an invasive pest has been positively identified after a larva sample was collected from a city-owned tree in Grinnell, Iowa on June 16th of this year. This raises the total of con ...
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July 3 2015
Michael Testa of Westlake, Ohio, is out on a $10,000 bond after holding a landscape contractor at gunpoint. Testa, 67, recently appeared in municipal court for charges including abduction, aggravate ...
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