Aug. 27 2016
Two years ago, widespread ordinances came into effect in Brevard County, Florida, banning the use of fertilizer during the summer rainy season. The ordinances were written with the intention of reduci ...
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Aug. 26 2016
Landscape contractors in Eastern Iowa are running themselves ragged trying to keep up with the pace of growing grass. The region typically goes through a dry spell in mid-to-late summer, but the conti ...
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Aug. 25 2016
Starting this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has increased fines by 78 percent. The dramatic increase comes due to a provision included in the 1,600-page “Bipartisan ...
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Aug. 24 2016
Two lawn-mowing seniors suspected of starting a wildfire last year that burned 40 square miles of Oregon forestland can expect to receive a bill of at least $37 million for the damages. Fire investiga ...
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Aug. 24 2016
“The way people luxuriate is being rethought,” says John Feldman, founder of the landscape architecture firm Eco-centrix in Santa Monica, California. His experience is that demand among his high-e ...
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Aug. 23 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is looking into the death of a 47-year-old worker who is believed to have died of heat stroke in Kansas City, Missouri ...
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Aug. 23 2016
Two recent graduates of Convent of the Sacred Heart School in Greenwich, Connecticut, received the President’s Environmental Youth Award for creating a food waste compost that can replace chemical f ...
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Aug. 22 2016
Recently, A-L Services, Inc., in Morris Plains, New Jersey, was robbed of $300,000 worth of property, including two commercial landscaping trucks, two enclosed trailers and landscaping equipment. The ...
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Aug. 22 2016
GreenPal, a business designed to connect homeowners with lawn care companies, recently redesigned its website to make it more accessible to people using smartphones and tablets. They made the change a ...
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Aug. 22 2016
Pat Velasco, interim CEO at BrightView, formerly The Brickman Group and ValleyCrest Companies, announced recently that Jeff Herold has been promoted to president of their landscape services division ...
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Aug. 20 2016
Art Wright, 86, has spent a lifetime beautifying landscapes. Now retired in Issaquah, Washington, he’s trying something he’s never done before: volunteering his services unbidden. “The dandelion ...
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Aug. 19 2016
Richard Kahn, owner of Kahn Landscaping in Hudson, New Hampshire, was inspired by a problem he encountered at a customer’s property in 2012. He was cutting the edge out of flower beds in front of th ...
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Aug. 18 2016
A local attorney in Grand Forks, North Dakota, has sued the city to fight a violation notice mailed to him in June, ordering him to mow his lawn. The attorney, Henry Howe, was ordered to have the ...
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Aug. 18 2016
While residents of Sonoma, California, have spent the last five years debating the pros and cons of leaf blowers, one local resident, Sterling Stevens, believes he sees an opportunity. He started up a ...
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Aug. 17 2016
Two men who allegedly stole a lawn mower and trailer from a home in North Augusta, South Carolina, led police on a car chase that ended in Georgia. The man in the passenger side eventually jumped out ...
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Aug. 17 2016
Danvers, Massachusetts, recently moved to Level 5 drought conditions, triggered by continued dry weather and low flow through the Ipswich River. Landscape irrigation is limited to hand-held hoses and ...
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Aug. 16 2016
Municipal officials responsible for overseeing New Canaan, Connecticut’s wetlands are seeking to stop pesticide and landscaping trucks from drawing water from the town’s rivers. The Inland Wetland ...
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Aug. 16 2016
A landscape company in Texas is seeing big savings after switching to propane. Casey Vickrey, the owner of Benchmark Landscapes, switched to propane six years ago in all five of his locations across t ...
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Aug. 15 2016
Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, has announced that 2016 marks the 95th year that Jacobsen has been in business. Founded in 1921 by Oscar Jacobsen, the company has been committed to helping turf mana ...
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Aug. 15 2016
The John Deere Tractor Company, Moline, Illinois, announced a recall of approximately 5,400 tractors sold nationwide between December 2015 and July 2016. It was discovered that the reverse implement o ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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