Nov. 5 2016
In Crossville, Tennessee, a landscape crew turned into a team of heroes when they saved two dogs from a burning home. As the men from Lawn Rangers Landscaping were working, Bill Hayes, one of the work ...
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Nov. 4 2016
After a spot on CBS 6’s “Problem Solvers” and an out-of-court settlement, a Richmond, Virginia woman has received a partial refund, due to a shoddy landscaping job. Lois Caleb hired Randolph Sne ...
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Nov. 3 2016
The owner of three landscape companies and his mother have both been charged with violating federal employment tax laws. Both must pay back more than $1.2 million in restitution to the IRS. Kyle Arch ...
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Nov. 3 2016
A sad story in Athens, Georgia, got a happy ending due to a wrong number. Larry Edwards had bought the mower of his dreams in 2014, but less than a month later, it was stolen. So when Riverside Mowers ...
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Nov. 2 2016
With Hispanic workers making up roughly 35% of landscape employees, they are a huge market for equipment dealers. However, most Hispanic workers tend to buy their equipment from Big Box stores rather ...
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Nov. 2 2016
Toronto-based company Eden is going international when it launches its app-based landscape service in Chicago next month. Like several other landscape apps, creator and CEO of Eden Ben Zlotnick modele ...
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Nov. 1 2016
As of early October, six tree trimmers in Michigan have died as a result of poor safety practices. Five of the trimmers died from falls, while the sixth was struck and squeezed by rigging rope. Two of ...
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Nov. 1 2016
A study performed recently at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in Burns may have ramifications for new turfgrass installations. The study looked at how turfgrass seed treated with a sur ...
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Oct. 31 2016
Federal government contractors are now required to provide paid sick leave to their workers. While more than 20 cities and states in the U.S. have already passed laws enforcing paid sick leave, Congre ...
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Oct. 31 2016
Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have recently crafted a genetic combination that allows plants to grow in ways we’ve never seen before. Plants are always focused on one of two priorit ...
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Oct. 29 2016
A wild week of burglary, clown masks, and manhunts over state lines landed a landscape worker in court this week. Todd R. Keith, who works for Bourne 2 Mow in Ypsilanti, Michigan, had his criminal ram ...
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Oct. 28 2016
Buckthorn is one of the most frustrating invasive trees in the Midwest. Cutting it only results in more sprouts from the roots. Uprooting is only possible with very small trees, and many people are wa ...
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Oct. 27 2016
Worried that you’re undercharging for services or not being paid enough? There’s an app for that. Glassdoor, a job-seeking website, has recently released a special feature on their website and mob ...
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Oct. 27 2016
Haralson County, Georgia, recently declared a local state of emergency due to the drought. Water levels have dropped so low that the water intake of the county system is high and dry. Haralson is righ ...
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Oct. 26 2016
David Bell owns Advant-Edge Decorative Curbing and Landscaping in Peoria, Illinois, and likes to keep a fairly low profile. But beneath his quiet exterior, he has a heart of gold. Bell’s no strange ...
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Oct. 26 2016
A teenager in Cleveland, Ohio, has become a viral video star thanks to his innovative way of transporting landscaping equipment. Fifteen-year-old Daron Taylor, who owns D’s Lawn Care, created a bike ...
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Oct. 25 2016
Six landscape workers are suing four joint employers for failing to pay proper overtime and minimum wage. They say that FMWB, Inc., La La Enterprises LLC, NS and Sons LLC, Norberto Flores and Shawn Sl ...
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Oct. 24 2016
As pressure to implement a national paid family and medical leave program increases, small businesses around the country are beginning to worry about the potential negative impact this program may hav ...
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Oct. 24 2016
Company mergers have come under more scrutiny from anti-trust regulators in recent years, and the round of consolidations in the agrochemical market is not exempt. DuPont Company, based in Wilmington ...
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Oct. 22 2016
A father shot his son in the head at their landscape company in Franklin, North Carolina. David Finn, 71, and his son, Ryan Finn, 36, have both been arrested after a verbal altercation at the property ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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