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Nov. 17 2014
By now, you’ve probably heard about Ford’s new F-150. The truck’s new aluminum body makes it about 700 pound lighters than last year’s model. The move is especially risky considering the F-1 ...
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Nov. 17 2014
As the days grow colder, more and more landscape professionals are packing up their lawn mowers and hauling out their snowplows. Instead of hibernating away during the winter months, contractor ...
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Nov. 14 2014
Trees are important and valuable fixtures in landscapes. They provide cooling shade in the summer, vibrant leaves in the fall, and beautiful flowers in the spring, generate oxygen and help cl ...
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Nov. 14 2014
For proponents of mixed container planting, seasonal plants aren’t as disposable as they used to be. If you’ve combined your perennials and annuals, it becomes paramount that your plants retain ...
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Nov. 13 2014
A new study helps quantify the benefits of landscape work. A researcher at Virginia Tech’s Department of Horticulture found that improving a home’s landscape from “average” to “excellentâ ...
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Nov. 13 2014
Nursery growers in the Midwest are facing a new pest. Phragmites, also known simply as “common reed,” is overrunning hundreds of acres of wetlands and shorelines. In some cases, the weed is push ...
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Nov. 12 2014
Gas-powered leaf blowers are the bane of the residential neighborhood. Not only does their noise impair hearing and make people cranky, but most are powered by two-stroke engines. These engines emit ...
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Nov. 12 2014
Hustler Turf Equipment recently announced that it has purchased a utility vehicle product line from a European construction equipment manufacturer. Hustler has acquired tooling and design fo ...
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Nov. 11 2014
General Motors (GM), Detroit, Michigan, and Japanese truck maker Isuzu Motors are joining together to develop a new mid-size pickup truck. The automakers hope to reduce the cost of their next g ...
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Nov. 11 2014
If you’ve had enough of toiling away, maybe it’s time to let Mother Nature do some of the work. Solarization is a process that uses clear plastic film to concentrate the sun’s heat and ...
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Nov. 10 2014
A new app hopes to help contractors increase their productivity. Known as TaskEasy, the app will use data to minimize travel time while maximizing the number of homes a contractor can service per da ...
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Nov. 10 2014
GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) business, which provides billions in financing to distributors and manufacturers, as well as lawn and garden dealers, is giving a healthy thu ...
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Nov. 7 2014
In Wayne City, Michigan, a developer is hoping to reach a compromise with the city council so a new food center can set up business in a vacant building. The city’s planning commission approved th ...
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Nov. 7 2014
Scott Warnke, a plant geneticist, and his U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) colleagues in the Agricultural Research Service are using molecular genetics to determine the genetic workings of cre ...
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Nov. 6 2014
With the hour we ‘gained’ last Sunday, there’s no better time to reset the clocks on your clients’ irrigation systems, fine-tune the watering schedule, and replace timer batteries. This ...
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Nov. 6 2014
A proposed measure from the Consumer Product Safety Commission might affect the way you set up your lighting this holiday season. The new rule requires that holiday lighting meet new safety stan ...
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Nov. 5 2014
“My plants are crazy awesome,” says Penny Pengra, a 40-something Glendale, Calfornia resident who credits her green backyard oasis to the affordable, low-tech greywater system she had instal ...
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Nov. 5 2014
Business is blooming for the synthetic turf industry. In California, the drought has sent water rates soaring and increased the awareness of reducing water consumption. Homeowners are looking fo ...
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Nov. 4 2014
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a civil lawsuit against a landscape contractor who allegedly shut down his business before providing services that were prepaid. Israel Alex Barre ...
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Nov. 4 2014
The Irrigation Association has named Denne Goldstein, founder and publisher of Irrigation & Green Industry magazine, its 2014 Partner of the Year. Goldstein will accept his award at the 2014 Irr ...
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