April 7 2016
For landscape professionals, ours is a business that’s both rewarding and easy to get into. For a young man, the appeal of a low-overhead moneymaking operation to call his own can be irresistible. I ...
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April 7 2016
In light of drought conditions across the country, state and local governments are looking for ways to save water. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently published a rep ...
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April 6 2016
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office announced recently that Bruno M. Amaral, the owner of Green Paradise Landscaping in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, would have to compensate his workers. The o ...
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April 6 2016
Council members in Montgomery County, Maryland, have called on the county executive Ike Leggett to test public artificial turf fields for substances that are cancerous or harmful to children ...
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April 5 2016
A door-to-door contractor has been going around selling everything from fence repair, carpet installation, tile installation and tree trimming--all in addition to lawn care--in Topeka, Kansas. Such a ...
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April 5 2016
A door-to-door contractor has been going around selling everything from fence repair, carpet installation, tile installation and tree trimming--all in addition to lawn care--in Topeka, Kansas. Such a ...
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April 5 2016
In the midst of the New York State budget process, lawmakers are considering a measure that would mandate 12 weeks of paid family leave and raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2018 for all employees in t ...
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April 4 2016
A landscape contractor in Spearfish, South Dakota, became the centerpiece of a federal crime investigation after discovering that one of his clients was running a cross-country drug operation. He has ...
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April 4 2016
Horizon Distributors Inc. has announced its expansion in the Texas market with the acquisition of Metro Irrigation Supply Co. Metro operates eight sales centers, with locations in North and South Texa ...
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April 2 2016
The Park Board in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is considering two new measures intended to make their landscape management more eco-friendly. One puts an end to the use of glyphosate in pesticide applicati ...
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April 1 2016
The advent of suburbs after World War II fundamentally changed the nature of the American landscape, both literally and figuratively. Now the classic beauty of the 1950s lawn is getting an in-depth ex ...
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March 31 2016
The General Services Administration (GSA) has launched an online database directed at small businesses interested in securing contracts with the federal government. The GSA calls it the Forecast of Co ...
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March 31 2016
A multistate landscape company, NaturaLawn of America, Inc., based in Maryland, has filed a lawsuit against Naturescape, Inc., Wisconsin, for alleged trademark infringement, false designation and unfa ...
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March 30 2016
Malcomb Cork was president of Commerce Corporation, a lawn care products supplier, from 2004 to 2012. He was fired after the owner of the Curtis Bay, Maryland company discovered that about $800,000 ha ...
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March 30 2016
City council members in Austin, Texas, will soon vote on what’s called Fair Chance Hiring, a piece of proposed legislation that would prohibit businesses from asking about criminal history in the ea ...
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March 29 2016
West Bay Landscaping in Bradenton, Florida, may have undercut the competition, but a prominent client isn’t satisfied with the results. The Tara Preserve Community Development District board hired W ...
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March 29 2016
Using recycled water would be more helpful than banning outdoor irrigation, according to a new study by the University of California, Los Angeles, Fielding School of Public Health. Research suggests t ...
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March 28 2016
As spring arrives, Emerald Lawn Care in Frisco, Texas, should already be setting plans in motion for its busiest time of the year. However, this year their hands are tied by limitations to the H-2B vi ...
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March 28 2016
At the National Collegiate Landscape Competition held recently at Mississippi State University, the National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation presented scholarships to 53 students; th ...
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March 26 2016
In Canada, a set of standards for landscape projects has recently jumped from regional guidelines to the national stage. The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and the Canadian Nursery Landscape ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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