April 13 2017
Across the border, Canadian landscape companies are having trouble finding good help, too. The vice president of one such company, Laura Couper of Elmsdale Landscaping in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, recent ...
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April 13 2017
A new trend is starting to get noticed by landscape contractors who do a lot of design/build work on residential properties: people are asking for bocce courts. If you haven’t heard of bocce, also c ...
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April 12 2017
With so much pressure to meet labor needs, and the growth of automation in the workforce, you might be hoping that landscape crew members are on the cusp of being replaced by robots. However, accordin ...
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April 12 2017
The spring rush is upon us, and every green industry company is working hard just to keep up with the workload. But with 20 million miles of underground utility lines in the U.S. vulnerable to damage ...
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April 11 2017
In a recent announcement, Gothic Landscape, Valencia, California, stated that it has acquired Terra Pacific Landscaping, located in Orange County, California. Operating across three states, Goth ...
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April 11 2017
Surecut Lawncare LLC of St. Louis, Missouri, is facing a lawsuit from the local laborers union, but it isn’t clear whether they are really the ones at fault. The Eastern Missouri Laborers District C ...
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April 10 2017
California’s landscape contractors will be seeing their overhead costs rise, thanks to a 12-cent-per-gallon hike in gas taxes. The hike was narrowly passed by the state legislature and becomes effec ...
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April 10 2017
The New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJCLA) is going to file an injunction to stop the leaf blower ban recently passed in Maplewood, New Jersey, according to NJCLA Director of Operations ...
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April 8 2017
Raising Men Lawn Care has been popping up in the news lately, with more and more people joining the non-profit organization to mow the lawns of senior citizens, disabled people, single mothers, and ve ...
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April 7 2017
April showers bring May flowers, but what about April torrents? The South could be answering that question this spring, thanks to unusually warm temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico. For the first time ...
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April 6 2017
The town of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, has rules about what fertilizers can be used, when they can be used, and where they can be used, as part of a state-wide effort to keep Florida’s waters clean ...
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April 6 2017
When a major drought hits an area, lack of water makes plants go dormant, but it also weakens them. “You can see drought damage effects for months and years,” said Sean Stewart, lead estimator at ...
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April 5 2017
Headlines have recently been awash with news of overdoses related to an increase in the abuse of opioids. From a business perspective, workers with substance abuse disorders miss nearly 50% more days ...
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April 5 2017
Project EverGreen is a non-profit company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, that connects green industry volunteers with local people who need a little help keeping their landscape neat and tidy. They ...
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April 4 2017
As landscape contractors are jumping into their spring startup work, the tech companies that run on-demand mowing services are getting ready, too. Companies like TaskEasy, LawnStarter and Mowz connect ...
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April 4 2017
Harvard University’s landscape services will now be maintaining Harvard Yard in a more eco-green fashion, after their recent switch to battery-powered equipment. According to their manager, Wayne Ca ...
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April 3 2017
The city of Daytona Beach, Florida, is close to reaching the cap on the amount of water it is allowed to take from the city wells, according to city government relations administrator Hardy Smith. Tha ...
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April 3 2017
The equity firm Permira Holdings LLP, based in London, England, owns 61 percent of the global irrigation equipment manufacturer Netafim, but that may be changing sometime soon. Netafim, headquartered ...
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April 1 2017
In Bartlett, Tennessee, the police are looking for two people who stole a four-wheeler and trailer from Brewer’s Pool and Landscaping. The suspects stole a truck in Memphis and used it to take the i ...
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March 31 2017
The state of Massachusetts recently added a proposal that would require landscape contractors and exterminators as well as other companies that use pesticides for lawns, pest control, or farming, to r ...
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