Nov. 30 2015
Don Hodel, environmental horticulturist with the University of California Cooperative Extension, believes in water conservation. What he doesn’t believe in is the way the state of California has gon ...
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Nov. 30 2015
If you’re in that part of the country where it snows, it’s time to prepare the snow fleet--winter is coming. This is the perfect time, prior to the snow, to check and see that your equipment is op ...
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Nov. 28 2015
A man who attempted to rob a Gibsonia, Pennsylvania landscape business didn’t get what he was after. What he did get was a big surprise. An employee of A. Gleason Landscape Supplies and Services wa ...
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Nov. 27 2015
A ‘mow-to-own’ program in Tennessee, proposed by City Councilman Berlin Boyd, allows participants to take over maintenance, and eventually ownership, of a government-owned lot if it adjoins their ...
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Nov. 26 2015
In Palos Heights, Illinois, the owner of a local landscape company found something suspect while auditing his books. Nearly $17,000 of company funds were missing. It turned out that his bookkeeper, Pa ...
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Nov. 26 2015
When people see one of Litzenburger Landscape’s trucks pulling up to a client’s home in Harbor Springs, Michigan, they may think they’ve entered the Twilight Zone. That’s because his trucks ar ...
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Nov. 25 2015
Psyllium, a plant native to India, is best known as the key ingredient of Metamucil, a high-fiber dietary supplement. Now it can also be used to help landscape contractors as well. If you’re instal ...
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Nov. 25 2015
Fear of brown tap water caused a Michigan township to dump enormous amounts of water down the drain. This past summer, Haring Township, Michigan, discharged approximately 50 percent of all water used ...
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Nov. 24 2015
Eric Manu was, until recently, an employee of The Landscape Consultants in Langley, Canada. He was a permanent resident, with a Canadian wife and young son. Now, however, he’s leaving Canada, after ...
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Nov. 24 2015
A recent study showed that smart irrigation controllers are catching on with homeowners in Florida. Incentives offered by water purveyors and governmental agencies in the high-water-use state seem to ...
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Nov. 23 2015
The City of Santa Monica, California, is banning the use of nearly all new irrigation sprinklers for landscaping, deeming it a water waster. They’ve issued a ban on sprinkler-based irrigation system ...
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Nov. 23 2015
Over the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the Metropolitan Water District, serving the city of Los Angeles and the surrounding area, spent more than $300 million on water conservation efforts. The city’s Depa ...
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Nov. 21 2015
As temperatures drop across the nation, large patch fungus is on the rise. Large patch, formerly known as brown patch, is a disease caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani, and shows up as areas of br ...
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Nov. 20 2015
The borough of Florham Park, New Jersey, wants to spruce up some of its lots, while at the same time, cutting costs. So, they’ve invited local landscape companies to “adopt” these sites and fix ...
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Nov. 19 2015
Starting in December, the city of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, is requiring all independent landscape contractors to register with the town. According to local Law Director James M. Lyons, the new ordina ...
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Nov. 19 2015
As population numbers continue to grow, water use continues to rise, and more and more cities, counties, and states are wondering how everyone will get the water they need. Many employ a strategy of c ...
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Nov. 18 2015
In South Burlington, the Vermont Air National Guard base is producing graywater. Oddly enough, this supply doesn’t just pour from laundry machines, showers and faucets. This graywater comes from foo ...
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Nov. 18 2015
This past summer, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power offered hundreds of millions of dollars for property owners looking to get rid of their turf lawns. One company, Turf Terminators, rec ...
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Nov. 17 2015
The revision of the Waters of the United States rule, which defines the EPA’s domain to include any “significant nexuses” of water connected to regulated waterways, is under fire. Thirty states ...
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Nov. 17 2015
Marcus Hill, 35, of Berlin, Connecticut, was recently arrested and charged with first degree larceny by defrauding a public community, as well as unemployment compensation fraud. According to Mark A ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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