April 29 2017
The case of a snake bite in Pembroke Pines, Florida, serves as a reminder that working in the great outdoors carries certain risks. An unnamed 34 year old landscape employee was on the job in the subu ...
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April 28 2017
After the sale of a customer list went sour, Tyler Komar, owner of Kenowa Hills Lawn Care in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is accusing another company owner of cheating him for $2,500. Komar found Rick Luna ...
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April 27 2017
Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue (MFBR) recently released some landscape suggestions to make homes more resistant to fires, in response to an uptick in fire-related deaths. “Use noncombustible materials lik ...
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April 27 2017
In Olympia, Washington, the state’s lawmakers are advancing a bill that would give control over landscape maintenance at the Capitol over to a committee of senators and representatives. They are pus ...
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April 26 2017
The oil market looks like it’s going to be favoring consumers in the months to come and gas prices could drop by as much as 50 percent, according to Anthony Mirhaydari, founder of investment advisor ...
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April 26 2017
A recent study from the University of Minnesota suggests that landscape fertilizer use is a problem for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and good landscape maintenance can help. The study looked at seve ...
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April 25 2017
Member companies of the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) gave back this Earth Day, by giving a local school a landscape and a learning opportunity. Some 25 landscape professionals h ...
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April 24 2017
With online advertising becoming more and more of a necessity, businesses should do everything they can in order to appeal to the internet market. One leading internet marking company, fishbat, gave a ...
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April 24 2017
Property owners in Davidson, North Carolina, had a bit of a shock recently, when their lawns were mowed by EPA employees dressed in white suits and gas masks. The properties were all situated ar ...
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April 22 2017
Legal Guatemalan immigrant Mynor Chox and two of his co-workers recently filed suit against Outdoors Unlimited of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, accursing them of trafficking immigrants for the purposes of ...
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April 21 2017
Joshua Barnes was arrested in 2015 for stealing a ride-on mower, and now the Washington State Supreme Court will decide if his actions constitute a vehicle theft as well. In Barnes’ initial trial, h ...
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April 20 2017
Spraying weeds while you mow may now be possible, thanks to an invention by Jon Jackson, of Centerville, Ohio. Jackson has created a prototype of his Nature Zap Smart Spray, an attachment for walk-beh ...
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April 20 2017
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is responding to a marked increase in the number of landscape industry deaths in the Southeastern United States with a day of awareness. Togeth ...
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April 19 2017
In San Francisco, California, it is getting hard for landscape contractors to source good trees for their installation projects, and competition is getting fierce. Apple’s new campus calls for an ex ...
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April 19 2017
A recent study of America’s aquifers by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has revealed that there is a lot of brackish water available for reuse in the landscape than anyone expected. In lo ...
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April 18 2017
If you’re a regular reader of Irrigation and Green Industry magazine, you’ve no doubt seen us talk about lean management. Lean management follows the Japanese method of management that promotes ka ...
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April 18 2017
The Town Council of Palm Beach, Florida, has now banned gas-powered leaf blowers from use on properties smaller than one acre in size, in spite of recommendations from the green industry. Representati ...
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April 17 2017
Many landscape maintenance tasks cannot be automated, but mowing is the exception to the rule, or so hopes Dallas, Texas landscape company Robin, which recently announced its plan to mow clients’ la ...
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April 15 2017
When a U-Haul van showed up recently at The Landscaping Masters in Fresno, California, it wasn’t to transport the owner’s property, unfortunately. A security camera at the business captured two m ...
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April 14 2017
The town of Sudbury, Massachusetts, passed a bylaw in 2000 which requires any residential property owners who get an in-ground irrigation system installed to also get a private well. The wells are mea ...
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