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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Dec. 5 2015
A landscape contracting company may be on the hook for reconstructing a $13,000 retaining wall that’s missing drain tile in the Village of Hartland, Wisconsin. The village council contracted Stark ...
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Dec. 4 2015
Low Impact Development is the government’s answer to how we should protect our waterways from the impact of construction. Like LEED certification, it encourages methods of stormwater management that ...
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Dec. 3 2015
If a city tree falls on your property, who is responsible? Common sense says the tree, planted many years ago on the strip of lawn that we water between the sidewalk and the curb, is the sole respons ...
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Dec. 3 2015
Colorado is a state with water wealth, and water woes. Nearly 4.7 trillion gallons of water flow out of Colorado’s Rockies every year, but two thirds of it belong to downstream states, thanks to a w ...
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Dec. 2 2015
Water scarcity is having a massive impact on our nation today. Look at how the California drought is changing the state, and even the rest of the country. What we’re experiencing in California is wh ...
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Dec. 2 2015
The Justice Department settled an immigration-related discrimination claim with Sunny Grove Landscaping & Nursery Inc., Ft. Myers, Florida. The landscape company had been under federal inves ...
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Dec. 1 2015
Ski resorts are no strangers to the problems posed by fickle weather; in fact, their industry is more sensitive to the issue than most. Not only do they need precipitation, they need snow. Since the 1 ...
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Dec. 1 2015
The state of Maryland has a state law that homeowners or do-it-yourselfers cannot fertilize their lawns between November 16th and March 1st. However, if you want your lawn fertilized, call in a ...
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Nov. 30 2015
Don Hodel, environmental horticulturist with the University of California Cooperative Extension, believes in water conservation. What he doesn’t believe in is the way the state of California has gon ...
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Nov. 30 2015
If you’re in that part of the country where it snows, it’s time to prepare the snow fleet--winter is coming. This is the perfect time, prior to the snow, to check and see that your equipment is op ...
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Nov. 28 2015
A man who attempted to rob a Gibsonia, Pennsylvania landscape business didn’t get what he was after. What he did get was a big surprise. An employee of A. Gleason Landscape Supplies and Services wa ...
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Nov. 27 2015
A ‘mow-to-own’ program in Tennessee, proposed by City Councilman Berlin Boyd, allows participants to take over maintenance, and eventually ownership, of a government-owned lot if it adjoins their ...
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Nov. 26 2015
In Palos Heights, Illinois, the owner of a local landscape company found something suspect while auditing his books. Nearly $17,000 of company funds were missing. It turned out that his bookkeeper, Pa ...
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Nov. 26 2015
When people see one of Litzenburger Landscape’s trucks pulling up to a client’s home in Harbor Springs, Michigan, they may think they’ve entered the Twilight Zone. That’s because his trucks ar ...
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Nov. 25 2015
Psyllium, a plant native to India, is best known as the key ingredient of Metamucil, a high-fiber dietary supplement. Now it can also be used to help landscape contractors as well. If you’re instal ...
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Nov. 25 2015
Fear of brown tap water caused a Michigan township to dump enormous amounts of water down the drain. This past summer, Haring Township, Michigan, discharged approximately 50 percent of all water used ...
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Nov. 24 2015
Eric Manu was, until recently, an employee of The Landscape Consultants in Langley, Canada. He was a permanent resident, with a Canadian wife and young son. Now, however, he’s leaving Canada, after ...
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Nov. 24 2015
A recent study showed that smart irrigation controllers are catching on with homeowners in Florida. Incentives offered by water purveyors and governmental agencies in the high-water-use state seem to ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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