Sept. 23 2016
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) drew some heat from its neighbors recently, after a number of people living near LADWP substations claimed that the department doesn’t seem to b ...
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Sept. 22 2016
If you live in New Orleans, Louisiana, you can now offer your customers an incentive to add some green to their lawns. The Front Yard Initiative will reimburse homeowners up to $1,250 to remove paving ...
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Sept. 22 2016
Jordan Wedel was working for Thomas Elpers, a landscape business owner in Union County, Kentucky, when Wedel discovered that Elpers (also his father-in-law) was using stolen equipment. Wedel chose not ...
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Sept. 21 2016
We tend to think of sports stadiums as lush green fields encased in metal buildings. But the San Francisco 49ers are changing that image by offering fans an additional touch of green. The 49er’s Le ...
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Sept. 21 2016
This past Labor Day in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Danny Ellis suffered through a scenenario that every owner/operator of a landscape business dreads. He found that someone had stolen his livelihood. His ...
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Sept. 20 2016
Some of you may remember last year when we reported about Eric Manu, an employee of The Langley Consultants, a landscape contracting company in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. He had been appointed ...
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Sept. 20 2016
The owner of a landscape company in Ridge, New York, has died after being struck by a car driven by a woman who was reportedly under the influence of drugs. Anibal Aceituno-Perez was rushed to the hos ...
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Sept. 19 2016
A former landscape maintenance technician in Mount Vernon, Washington, recently settled his discrimination lawsuit against Skagit County for $160,000, after they fired him for being too old and too in ...
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Sept. 19 2016
The large seed and pesticide company Monsanto, based in St. Louis, Missouri, recently accepted a $66 billion merger offer from German chemical company Bayer. This move is the culmination of increasing ...
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Sept. 17 2016
A few years ago, Rob Starr and Mike Baron, both of The Toro Company, irrigation business division, contacted a local radio with an idea to help educate their market on water conservation. They launche ...
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Sept. 16 2016
Joseph Verardi, Jr., owner of JV Landscaping in Bristol, Connecticut, was arrested for working on a pool without the proper license. He has been charged with “performing craftsman work without a lic ...
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Sept. 15 2016
"Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.” Those were the words spoken by General MacArthur aboard the U.S.S. Missouri on September 2, 1945, a ...
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Sept. 15 2016
Those may not have been the exact words of Ronald Emert Jr. after his boss confronted him recently, but the effect was the same. Emert had been working at Derby Landscaping Inc., in Pittsburgh, Pennsy ...
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Sept. 14 2016
Perhaps inspired by one too many comic book movies, a ‘water vigilante’ is shutting off water valves at night to combat the drought. The mysterious Sacramento, California resident sneaks onto prop ...
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Sept. 14 2016
When the Oregon Attorney General sued Al Sievers, owner of Al Sievers Sprinkler Service in Beaverton, the picture he painted was bleak. The suit accused Sievers of unlawful trade practice and the fina ...
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Sept. 13 2016
Much of central and southern New Hampshire is locked in drought conditions. The southeast corner of the state is suffering from “extreme drought.” As a result, local landscape companies have seen ...
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Sept. 13 2016
That was what Sonya Champion said of Officer Kevin Murphy with the Gaston County Police Department after he and his partner, Sergeant Bob Battle, paid a visit to her home near Mount Holly, North Carol ...
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Sept. 12 2016
While working for Bad Boy Mowers in Batesville Arkansas, Robert Foster invented and received the patent for “Independent Four-Wheel Vibration Damping System for Riding Mowers.” However, in Novembe ...
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Sept. 12 2016
In Collier County, Florida, commissioners are set to raise a special landscape tax to pay to beautify the plants trees and flowers found in road medians throughout the area. According to one such comm ...
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Sept. 10 2016
Christopher “Adam” Nichols, the owner of a Nassau County, Florida landscape and tree trimming business, died when a tree he was cutting down fell on top of him at a customer’s property. The tree ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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