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May 23 2015
According to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP—formerly the Professional Landcare Network) and the Harris Poll in Herndon, Virginia, 91 percent ...
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May 22 2015
An employee of Reliable Lawn Care in Palm Beach County, Florida, is being charged with nine counts of animal cruelty. Jason Falbo is currently in jail on a $27,000 bond. According to report ...
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May 21 2015
A landscape company in Santa Maria, California, has agreed to close down their business as part of a $1 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The company, Veterans of the ...
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May 21 2015
While we tend to think of the Southwestern region of the U.S. when we think water conservation, the reality is that 40% of the country is experiencing some level of drought, according to the U.S. Dr ...
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May 20 2015
The Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District is taking steps to keep landscapes green despite California’s drought. Specifically, a $3 million recycled water pipeline is in the works, to provide ...
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May 20 2015
Texas has more than 19,000 unemployed veterans, and a company in Austin is looking to help reduce that number; they want to provide landscaping work for at least fifty of them. Drop.com, a tech sta ...
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May 19 2015
Sun Valley Landscaping in Omaha, Nebraska, claims that volunteer work has benefited their workforce efficiency. To celebrate their 20th anniversary and to give back to the community, they’ve launc ...
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May 19 2015
A landscape firm in Findlay, Ohio, is being sued for misapplying herbicide to the University of Findlay’s (UF) campus grounds. Up to 45 acres of grass was destroyed. Court documents list the goal ...
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May 18 2015
A $5 million rainscaping project, funded by the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, has almost been completed in St. Louis, Missouri. The undertaking is part of a plan to significantly reduce the ...
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May 18 2015
John Deere Landscapes, LLC announced today the acquisition of AMC Industries. ...
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May 16 2015
The melaleuca qunquienervia, or ‘paper-bark tea tree,’ has been considered an invasive nuisance in Naples, Florida. Instead of finding ways to get rid of the species, Naples resident Gary Wasse ...
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May 15 2015
A water treatment plant in Alameda County, California, is offering free water for landscape irrigation for anyone willing to pick it up. The water is treated wastewater that would otherwise have bee ...
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May 14 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally settled with three major pesticide registrants, over the actions committed by third-party pesticide distributor, Harrell’s LLC. The legal ...
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May 14 2015
South Dakota officials and lawn care professionals have admitted that they have an enemy they cannot defeat--the invasive species called the Japanese beetle. The beetle is present throughout the eas ...
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May 13 2015
Twenty-five years in the making, an eco-friendly palm fertilizer has been successfully created in the state of Florida. The fertilizer was developed to prevent nutrient deficiencies in palm trees an ...
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May 13 2015
Jim Figurski, a landscape architect with the Bend, Oregon Park District, can tell you how difficult it is to design a water-efficient park that is also pretty. “Most of the designers you’ ...
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May 12 2015
The leftover oil from Thanksgiving’s deep-fat fried turkey might be unappetizing, unsightly and a pain to dispose of, but as the old adage goes, “One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure ...
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May 12 2015
A letter to California Governor Jerry Brown, recently sent by the Irrigation Association (IA), fights the contention that turf is a waste of water. It was suggested that, “Through effective ...
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May 11 2015
Twenty years after producing the first solar-powered robotic mower, Husqvarna Group recently produced its 500,000th robotic mower. Their latest generation of mowers boasts a 70% reduction in electri ...
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May 11 2015
Starting August 1st, landscape contractors in North Carolina will be required to have a landscape contractors’ license from the North Carolina Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board. The licensi ...
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