May 16 2016
Since moving from Guatemala to Brewster, New York, two years ago, Darwin Aguirre Portillo has bought scratch-off lottery tickets and won small prizes in the single and double digits. Last week, the 23 ...
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May 14 2016
A landscape contractor in Miami Beach, Florida, caught video footage of a thief stealing $5,000 worth of equipment from a company vehicle in broad daylight. David Dunstan’s crew was working less tha ...
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May 13 2016
Traci Hulsey, Clay Hulsey, and Roger Hulsey Jr. were arrested recently on an organized fraud warrant in Tampa Bay, Florida. Between August and February, the trio went door to door, offering lawn work ...
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May 12 2016
The city council of South Portland, Maine, continues to hear opposing views on a proposed pesticide ban. The ordinance would prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides and herbicides on privat ...
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May 12 2016
Two teens in West Goshen, Pennsylvania, wanted to start their own landscape business. The two lacked the initial funds for equipment, so they hatched a plan. Borrow a friend’s mower and work until ...
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May 11 2016
Samuel Lionel Cobey, 26, a landscape contractor in Nanjemoy, Maryland, recently went to court for burglary and assault on a client who was slow to pay for lawn care services on his property. Cobey fac ...
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May 11 2016
When Wayne Thompson and his wife, Christiana Keppels, started renovating the landscape around their home in Linden Hills, Minnesota, they just wanted to avoid mowing the lawn. The couple hired a lands ...
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May 10 2016
The National Mall recently entered the third and final phase of the multi-year turf restoration project that the Washington D.C. site has been undergoing. Trucks loaded with sod left Tuckahoe Turf Far ...
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May 10 2016
Darin Musser, owner of Musser Landscaping in Kennewick, Washington, was recently looking to give back to his community. He reached out on Facebook, asking around for a family in need of a free landsca ...
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May 9 2016
You’ve probably heard by now about the progress that Google has made in recent years to realize the dream of a self-driving car. Now, researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona B ...
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May 9 2016
In response to a wet winter, the state of California will be letting up on lawn irrigation for the coming summer, according to a recent announcement. Governor Jerry Brown’s administration announced ...
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May 7 2016
When Blake Crawford, CEO and owner of Crawford Landscaping Group, founded his company in 2004, his goal was to reach $10 million in revenue annually by 2014. Well, two years ago the Naples, Florida co ...
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May 6 2016
Outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, seven landscape companies earned the right to display their Sustainable Landcare accreditation from the local Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Each owner ...
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May 5 2016
Last fall, Rodney Smith, Jr., a senior at Alabama A&M University, became inspired to help his elderly and disabled neighbors by cutting their lawns for free. He watched one day as a man struggled ...
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May 5 2016
As summer approaches, those of us who work outdoors are at higher risk of contracting certain animal-borne diseases. It’s important to control populations of rodents and mosquitoes around jobsites ...
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May 4 2016
Los Angeles, California, recently announced a set of changes to the city’s Green Building Code intended to make the region more drought-resilient. The revision is a step towards making graywater irr ...
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May 4 2016
Steven Pagliarini has been sentenced to three years of probation for withholding wages from both union and nonunion employees of Central Landscape Construction Company, Johnston, Rhode Island. Earlier ...
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May 3 2016
Outdoor rooms and fully-customized living spaces top the trend list for 2016, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). “There’s also renewed interest in sustainable ...
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May 3 2016
Maybe it was partisan zeal that motivated the stand-on mower operator to run over a campaign sign on a client’s lawn, or maybe he was just sick and tired of mowing around them. Either way, an unname ...
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May 2 2016
A number of companies have identified that the landscape industry is ripe for an Uber-type of service, and filling the gaps in contractors’ schedules in the process. For the most part, these compani ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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