Sept. 13 2017
Most people can’t remember riding their tricycles. But one landscape contractor has no problem with that. His trike is his work vehicle, and he rides it every day. Alden Gray, 34, owns Northw ...
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Sept. 13 2017
Two officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) won’t be showing up at work anytime soon; they were arrested for allegedly taking $140,000 in bribes from snow-removal contractors ...
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Sept. 12 2017
The Water Zone radio show, sponsored by The Toro Company, has been presented with a special Congressional Recognition Certificate for “Outstanding Communications & Educational Outreach Regarding ...
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Sept. 11 2017
If you’re a landscape contractor involved in Hurricane Irma cleanup, be extra wary before you go near a downed tree with your chainsaw. A potentially fatal surprise may be hiding amongst the branche ...
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Sept. 11 2017
In a recent statement, BrightView Landscapes, LLC, announced that it has acquired Florida’s Girard Environmental Services, LLC (GES). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GES specializes in ...
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Sept. 11 2017
Central Valley Fund (CVF) announced recently that it has invested $7.2M in growth capital financing for two of the region’s largest landscape contractors. The transaction includes equity investments ...
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Sept. 11 2017
The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is partnering with industry expert Judy Guido to present Shark Tank. This will be one of power sessions taking place at the LANDSCAPES 2017 e ...
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Sept. 9 2017
Four years ago, “The guy who cuts the grass said, ‘I’m going to retire,’” said Frank Alfieri, administrator at the Basilica of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church in Manha ...
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Sept. 8 2017
It was one roller coaster of a day. Korey and Kristen Nagel, husband and wife, as well as co-owners of a lawn care company in Independence, Missouri, were overjoyed to welcome their new baby girl into ...
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Sept. 7 2017
Many American companies, particularly small businesses, are facing a crisis of corporate culture. Conversations around the water cooler are getting a little heated across the nation, and just because ...
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Sept. 7 2017
The well-maintained landscape became a staple of the American middle-class due to the rise of the suburbs coinciding with affordable-powered mowers, and now the same thing is happening in India. “F ...
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Sept. 6 2017
Mowing and edging are usually two separate jobs, requiring two separate tools – up until now, anyway. A man in Clinton Township, Pennsylvania, has figured out a way to combine them into one, with hi ...
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Sept. 6 2017
When Rigo Cosio steps on to a property, he goes looking for water waste. Cosio works as an inspector for the city of San Diego, California, and he visits homes in the city every day, helping property ...
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Sept. 5 2017
Have you been feeling stressed, jittery or down lately? If you live in a city, you probably have. The remedy isn’t in your medicine cabinet, though; it’s in the landscape. Studies have shown that ...
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Sept. 5 2017
Southern pine beetles have long been a major forest pest in the South. The beetles historically starve evergreens to death. They tunnel though a tree’s bark and feast on a vital layer of tissue that ...
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Sept. 4 2017
Drones are increasingly being used for all kinds of things, from fetching supplies to landscape and irrigation workers working way out in the field, to delivering packages from online retailers. Now t ...
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Sept. 2 2017
For Prairieview Landscaping in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, the recent lack of rain has been a problem for their maintenance work. General manager Lindy Loschen often gets calls from clients whose gras ...
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Sept. 1 2017
Hurricane Harvey is bringing out the best in people—especially those in the green industry, as it has during other national disasters. Tony Bass, CEO of Super Lawn Trucks, Inc., in Fort Valley, Geor ...
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Sept. 1 2017
Now, in the dog days of summer, may be the best time to start contacting your clients to prepare their landscapes for fall and winter, according to Calvin Finch, retired horticulturalist with Texas A& ...
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Aug. 31 2017
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is encouraging business owners to take advantage of their Onsite Consultation Program, and they have some compelli ...
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