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June 8 2015
When Adam Harrell was fourteen, he began a major drug habit that he financed primarily through shoplifting. This practice landed him in prison at the tender age of 19. Because he was neither violent ...
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June 8 2015
An audit conducted at the Department of Homeland Security in Maryland has revealed that as many as 5,000 H-2B visas remain unused. Starting June 5th, businesses in the state were able to apply for t ...
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June 6 2015
Thieves broke in sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning to D. H. Marvin and Son Inc., in Colchester, Connecticut, and made off with around $200,000 in equipment, trucks included. Tim and De ...
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June 5 2015
The death of 232 trees in Des Moines, Iowa, has prompted city officials to take legal action against the landscape business who planted them. Frontline Lawn and Landscapes is facing a lawsuit from t ...
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June 4 2015
The California Building Standards Commission has cut the amount of water many new buildings can use by more than 20 percent. Peter Brostrom of the California Department of Water Resources says that ...
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June 4 2015
Landscape businesses in Georgia are welcoming their busiest season of the year this summer. Some companies have seen the average bill for a project rise from $5,000 a few years ago to $15,000. �� ...
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June 3 2015
The landscape architecture industry is on the rise, according to recent figures released by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly. Firms in the field have hired more ...
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June 3 2015
Project PRS educates irrigation contractors about the water-saving benefits of pressure regulation. Rain Bird launched “Project PRS,” an initiative aimed at educating irrigation contractors a ...
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June 2 2015
Since the California Turf Rebate Program has been in play, many landscape businesses have seen rebates as an opportunity to keep business going amidst the water crisis. However, one landscape busine ...
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June 2 2015
Aqua Cents Water Management has won the 2015 Technology Business of the Year Award from SBDC-UC Merced. The company has been reported to provide water savings in turf of up to 50 percent for sustain ...
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June 1 2015
In April, a U.S. District Court in the Central District of California gave Unique Lighting Systems its third win in a series of patent lawsuits the company has brought against competitors. ABR Enter ...
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June 1 2015
At the pump, Americans choose their gas based on price, and don’t pay attention to warning labels, according to a poll by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). The online poll found that 7 ...
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May 30 2015
The Clinton, Maryland-based landscape firm, Rolling Greens Inc., has been purchased by the Japanese horticulture company, Universal Engeisha Group. This transaction marks Universal Engeisha’s firs ...
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May 29 2015
Ever the pilot light for the quick and the glib, Twitter is host to the latest social media push on the California drought, #droughtshaming. Activists, neighbors, and anyone who is just waking up to ...
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May 28 2015
A 500-gallon water tanker was stolen from a landscaping site in hills of Oakland, California. The Marksman tanker, owned by Marina Landscape, was half-full, and valued at as much as $4,900. Local ...
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May 28 2015
Take-All Root Rot (TARR) is a fungal disease that causes weak, brown, and dead patches in turfgrass. This fungal disease can affect St. Augustine, Centipede and Bermuda grass lawns. TARR disease can ...
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May 27 2015
Since the Propane Mower Incentive Program began three years ago, almost 3,000 applications have been submitted by landscape contractors seeking funds to purchase propane-powered mowers, or convert t ...
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May 27 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Briggs & Stratton recently acquired Billy Goat Industries of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The purchase is estimated to have been $26 million. Billy Goat manufactures s ...
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May 26 2015
The U.S. Secretary of the Interior announced that the federal government will invest $50 million in water reuse and conservation projects in 12 western states, according to a press release. The f ...
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May 26 2015
The owner of landscape business “Las Tres Mujeres” in Parksley, Delaware, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count each of conspiracy to defraud the governm ...
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