Oct. 12 2016
The Carolinas Irrigation Association will hold its annual “Waterpalooza” event on October 27th. It will be held at the JC Raulston Arboretum at 4415 Beryl Road in Raleigh, North Carolina. Waterpa ...
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Oct. 11 2016
Safety is key when doing any kind of landscape work. According to the Amputee Coalition, more than 600 children receive mower-related amputations each year. Thousands of people are injured due to insu ...
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Oct. 11 2016
After Hurricane Matthew’s minimal impact in Palm Beach, Florida, the police force announced that residents and “non-residents with legitimate business purposes” could return to the island. Howev ...
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Oct. 10 2016
A Fairfield, Connecticut landscape company owner has pleaded guilty to evading taxes on over $1.3 million in business income over a three-year period. Donald Biagi Jr. is facing a prison sentence of u ...
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Oct. 10 2016
A joint venture between Bruce Wilson of Bruce Wilson & Company in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy, principles of Envisor Consulting, Atlanta, Georgia, is forming to advance the c ...
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Oct. 8 2016
Akehurst Landscaping Services recently celebrated its 140th birthday. It’s one of the oldest businesses serving Harford and Baltimore counties in Maryland still operating under the same ownership ...
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Oct. 7 2016
For the past three years, Bill Krugler has been employing the chronically unemployed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His non-profit organization, JobsWork, targets the central city area, where barely half of ...
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Oct. 6 2016
As the ‘baby boomer’ generation begins their descent into retirement, employers are beginning to fret over the issue of filling position when there aren’t enough applicants. A recent study in Mi ...
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Oct. 6 2016
Stormwater, graywater and treated wastewater may soon be utilized to expand water supplies. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has announced a new project that will allow utilities to bolster potable ...
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Oct. 5 2016
Ten years ago, Dan Eberhart started a lawn care service with his son, Blaine, in Salina, Kansas; he had two push mowers and a scythe. Ten years later, he has two zero-turn mowers on a trailer, three w ...
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Oct. 5 2016
Mulch fires have broken out in Dublin, Ohio; Anderson County, South Carolina; and Poland, Maine. Causes for the Anderson County fire and Poland fire have not been determined as of yet; however, like t ...
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Oct. 4 2016
A strong cup of coffee is how most people clear their heads in the morning, but it turns out that it can also clean contaminated water, as well. A crew of chemical engineers and materials scientists a ...
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Oct. 4 2016
Small businesses affected by New York’s drought are getting assistance from the Small Business Administration. Loans of up to $2 million are being granted to small businesses, small agricultural coo ...
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Oct. 3 2016
Employers of H-2B guest workers don’t have to submit supporting documents stating that their need for foreign workers is temporary. In a move to reduce paperwork, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) ...
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Oct. 3 2016
For landscape contractors whose clients have St. Augustine grass, yellowing spots or dead patches may be a sign of something more than insufficient irrigation. It’s a tempting misdiagnosis--the lawn ...
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Oct. 1 2016
A family in Holly Springs, North Carolina, was left high and dry recently, after hiring a Raleigh-based landscape company to build their dream backyard. Sam and Dana Stubbs hired Mikel Fogt, owner of ...
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Sept. 30 2016
When Lesley Beyer left her home in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, recently for a trip, her lawn was lush and green. Two days later, when she returned, it was already dead. “Big swaths of my lawn are ...
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Sept. 29 2016
Recently, a landscape professional in El Cerrito, California, saved a woman from an apartment fire. Antonio Lopes was on his way to work when he saw that the complex was on fire and sprang into action ...
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Sept. 29 2016
When multiple landscape companies are rubbing elbows in a market, otherwise well-meaning company owners can get aggressive, which often results in a race to the bottom. However, competition doesn’t ...
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Sept. 28 2016
Alan L. Smith of Battle Ground, Washington, was recently accused of threatening employees of a landscape company with a machete. He is charged with second-degree assault after he allegedly threatened ...
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