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Aug. 4 2015
According to a study by Ohio State University, there are more than 80 million home lawns across the country. About half of those lawns do not get treated with fertilizers, pesticides or have irrigatio ...
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Aug. 4 2015
Silicon Valley is known for tech startups, so it should come as no surprise that the demand for water conservation methods has caused a boom in related Internet companies. A lot of investors and tech ...
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Aug. 3 2015
Doug Evans, owner of Evans Landscaping in Newtown, Ohio, has been accused of violating zoning and fire codes, air and water pollution laws, and most recently, hazardous waste laws. His business recent ...
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Aug. 3 2015
Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon, recently ordered that state agencies reduce water consumption as the drought continues to hammer the state. Drought emergencies have been declared in 23 of Oregon’s 3 ...
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Aug. 1 2015
Another suburb of Chicago is considering increased testing of its water meters following a recent, unpleasant discovery. Aurora, Illinois, has installed 9,000 new water meters since last year, accounting for about a fifth of the suburb. Now, at least ...
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July 31 2015
A landscape business in Cheshire, Connecticut, claims another landscape business in Derby is unfairly taking credit for their projects and experience. According to Michael Gotowala, owner of Preferred Properties, his competitor, Barretta’s Enterprises, ...
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July 30 2015
Caldon Seeding and Reclamation is under scrutiny from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (DOT) following the revelation that they had been cheating on contracts. Caldon Seeding is one of only a handful of landscape companies in the state which ...
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July 30 2015
For Californians, #DroughtShaming is fairly common, as passers-by post on social media about perceived water wasters, to try to build awareness and effect change. Now, social media users in Utah are joining in, using #SprinklerShaming to call out those ...
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July 29 2015
Governor Brown’s mandate to reduce water use by 25 percent across California is resulting in some far-reaching effects. In order to try and conform to the new standards, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has turned off ...
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July 29 2015
Thirty-one-year old Lucio Morales-Rosa was arrested recently, on charges related to a string of thefts in Monmouth, Middlesex and Mercer counties in New Jersey. The arrest comes after an investigation by Holmdel Detective Matt Menosky, which determined ...
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July 28 2015
Dr. Anthony Samsel, a research scientist and consultant, says that Monsanto has known since the 1970s that glyphosate, the principle ingredient in RoundUp, is undoubtedly carcinogenic. He also says that he has EPA documents dating from the late 1970s ...
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July 28 2015
In Montclair, New Jersey, a local landscape contractor is speaking out against the application of a municipal ban on leaf blowers. Richard Galioto of King and I Landscaping recently asked the Montclair Township Council to suspend their ban. Apparently ...
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July 27 2015
The hundreds of millions of dollars in turf rebate programs have caused a flood of work for any landscape contractor who advertises native landscape installation. “I’m falling behind on my design work because I’m fielding so many calls ...
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July 27 2015
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is partnering with John Deere to help bring the company’s robotic lawn mower to life. Professor Seth Hutchinson and Soon-Jo Chung, and PhD candidate Junho Yang have developed new technology that ...
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July 25 2015
In Ventura, California, a 53-year-old man was arrested recently for threatening a landscape contractor with a firearm. The trouble began in the middle of the afternoon, when Cezar Puica left his hou ...
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July 24 2015
A legal battle between the San Diego Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) in California could result in the MWD paying the city $188,295,602, plus interest. A San Francisco Supe ...
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July 23 2015
More than 400 landscape professionals across the United States volunteered to participate in the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Renewal and Remembrance project on July 20th ...
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July 23 2015
Oscar Urrutia, owner of Oscar & Son Group in Portland, Oregon, is in trouble with just about everybody. His landscape maintenance company advertised that it does “major yard clean-ups, weeding ...
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July 22 2015
The city of Cape Coral, Florida, just found out that it will not have to spend an estimated additional $42 million on future pumping stations to serve the city’s irrigation system. The Florida ...
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July 22 2015
A banker in Asheville, North Carolina, is gaining attention from his community--not from his work at the bank, but as a green landscape business owner. Nate Banchiere started the first Clean Air Law ...
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