Dec. 19 2015
The state of Alaska is currently backing three teams who are working to bring running water to 3,300 rural homes. Each team is developing their own take on a simple, revolutionary idea: treating and r ...
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Dec. 18 2015
The county commissioners of Linn County, Oregon, decided that they will review their landscaping rules. The current rule is that there must be five potted plants and one tree planted for every 50 feet ...
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Dec. 17 2015
A Charlotte, North Carolina landscape contractor is facing scrutiny from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the state, after an influx of complaints from his customers. They claim to have paid thous ...
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Dec. 17 2015
Washington, D.C., may become a habitat for wildlife such as birds, butterflies and amphibians. A new pilot program will convert city-owned land, much of which is currently covered in turfgrass, to “ ...
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Dec. 16 2015
Green Light Lawn Care in West Lafayette, Indiana, is one of a number of landscape businesses who also do snow removal contracts over the chill winter months. This time of year, general manager John Ra ...
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Dec. 16 2015
A landscape contractor paid a fine of nearly $10,000 to the city of Lockport, New York, for using a fire hydrant without authorization and contaminating the local water system. The lawn maintenance co ...
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Dec. 15 2015
Lawns of America, a Hatfield, Pennsylvania non-profit company, is looking for local veterans who need their help. They provide free lawn care to local disabled veterans and the families of servic ...
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Dec. 15 2015
A free yard-debris disposal service in Saline County, Arkansas, is in jeopardy after landscape and lawn care businesses started using it. The massive amounts of debris that contractors are dropping of ...
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Dec. 14 2015
Some people hate leaf blowers so much, they’re willing to pay a premium to keep them away. The West Oaks Condo Owners Association, the body that oversees a 95-unit development in Corvallis, Oregon ...
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Dec. 14 2015
TruGreen has announced a planned merger with Scotts LawnService. David Alexander, TruGreen president and CEO, will lead the combined company. The company plans to operate under the TruGreen brand and ...
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Dec. 12 2015
A landscape crew in Palo Alto, California, made an explosive discovery recently when it unearthed an extremely decomposed grenade. A worker found the device while digging a four-foot-deep trench on a ...
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Dec. 11 2015
A landscape contractor in New Britain, Connecticut, is facing criminal mischief charges after he allegedly ran over a former client’s front lawn. Ryan Ragalis, 22, drove his pickup truck over a lawn ...
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Dec. 10 2015
When Sposato Landscape, based in Milton, Delaware, began maintaining the grounds around a client’s storefront, they gave him more than manicured greenery. Business for the Rehoboth U-Store, in Rehob ...
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Dec. 10 2015
A potentially fatal bacterial disease mostly affecting people who spend their time outdoors-- including landscape contractors and their employees--is on the rise in the United States. It’s called ra ...
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Dec. 9 2015
The leaf blower ban isn’t going far in the town of Brookline, Massachusetts. A seasonal ban on leaf blowers has been on the books for years, but it hasn’t been enforced. Town Meeting members recen ...
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Dec. 9 2015
A stolen rental skid-steer loader has become an insurance nightmare in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Landscape contractor Mark Hoppe’s surveillance video captured the theft, which took place in less than ten ...
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Dec. 8 2015
Let there be Christmas lights! And for many homeowners, they’re happy to let someone else climb that 30-foot ladder to hang them up. Hanging holiday lights outdoors is a family tradition that has gr ...
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Dec. 8 2015
The city of Austin, Texas, is trying to untangle policies that do not incentivize the practice of making treated wastewater reuse more widespread. “Although many believe that it is better to reuse t ...
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Dec. 7 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a long and complex history with the American legal system. For one thing, lawsuits form one of the organization’s main engines of change. When their rul ...
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Dec. 7 2015
There’s a new mobile-based service that could help you maximize profits and minimize inefficiencies. It’s called LawnGuru, and it’s an app that connects landscape contractors with clients who ne ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

Click here to read IGIN's 2015 report on the state of the Green Industry