Nov. 2 2015
San Franciscans who want to conserve water by irrigating their yards with the runoff from their showers and bathroom sinks will no longer have to get a $250 permit or inspection from the city. The Sa ...
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Oct. 31 2015
To prevent a costly and dangerous accident, landscape contractors should ask for a stake-out before any job that requires digging. Provided the company puts in their request in a timely manner, by the ...
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Oct. 30 2015
In Gwinnett County, Georgia, the local water treatment plant spends a lot of money reducing its waste output. The county, in an agreement with the Lake Lanier Association, has one of the strictest pho ...
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Oct. 29 2015
From 1997 to 2009, the continent of Australia suffered from what became known as the millennial drought. Now the average Melbourne resident uses 41 gallons of water per day, not even a quarter of what ...
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Oct. 29 2015
Derek Schmidt, Kansas Attorney General, has filed a lawsuit against Travis D. Kaiser and Darrell Oliver, both of Topeka, Kansas. Kaiser operated as T’s Lawn Service. The attorney general claims both ...
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Oct. 28 2015
Earlier this month, Phoenix, Arizona-based landscape professional Francisco Gonzalez lost thousands of dollars in tools after a thief stole his truck. In addition to the stolen equipment, the thief al ...
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Oct. 28 2015
Officials in Fairview Heights, Illinois, are less than pleased with the results of a landscaping job that cost $850,000. Vegetation planted two years ago at the jobsite has shown no signs of growth; s ...
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Oct. 27 2015
Americans burn 800 million gallons of fuel every year while caring for their lawns, according to a study by Duke University. Another 17 million are spilled during the refueling of power lawn equipment ...
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Oct. 27 2015
A 2014 investigation by NBC News questioned the existence of carcinogens in recycled crumb rubber, a material often used in artificial turf. Their report cited more than 30 cases of young American soc ...
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Oct. 26 2015
The state of Illinois recently ended its longtime quarantine designed to limit the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB). The quarantine has been in place since 2007, and dropping it signals that the ...
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Oct. 26 2015
The mid-market private equity firm SCG Partners recently purchased three Florida landscape companies. Green Leaf Landscaping & Irrigation, M&M Professional Grounds, and A New Look Lawn Care we ...
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Oct. 24 2015
A group of University of California-Riverside student engineers won a sustainable development award for a device that reduces harmful emissions from lawn mowers and other small engine tools. Reza Abba ...
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Oct. 24 2015
At least 19 deaths have been confirmed as a result of the “Thousand Year Storm” that struck South Carolina earlier this month. It is expected to cost the state billions, and catastrophic flooding ...
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Oct. 22 2015
For New England landscape businesses that also do snow removal, winter can be the most wonderful time of the year. After last year’s unprecedented snowstorms, residents are making sure they’re pre ...
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Oct. 22 2015
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is currently investigating a landscape firm that connected to a local water supply without official authorization. According to Department of P ...
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Oct. 21 2015
In the past 30 years, more than 9,000 Americans have died from heat-related illnesses. Many of these illnesses strike people who routinely work outside in hot weather. But now, advances in technology ...
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Oct. 21 2015
It may soon be possible to monitor a plant’s water status in real time, thanks to an advancement made by the University of California-Davis. The university is currently licensing a technology they r ...
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Oct. 20 2015
Syracuse, New York-based Plowz & Mowz began last year as an on-demand app for plowing in the city that sees an annual snowfall of 124 inches. The response from local businesses was so overwhelming ...
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Oct. 20 2015
Robert Berg thought he had enough security around his trailer full of mowing equipment for his San Francisco Bay-area landscape work, but now he’s not so sure. “I don’t know what enough is,” h ...
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Oct. 19 2015
In March, the World Health Organization issued a declaration which classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Glyphosate is the primary ingredient in the commonly-used pesticide R ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

Click here to read IGIN's 2015 report on the state of the Green Industry