July 20 2016
Changes to the contracting methods used by the General Services Administration (GSA) may be a hindrance to small businesses, according to members of the House Small Business Committee. A letter by Com ...
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July 20 2016
The whitefly species has now been reported on plants in retail nurseries as well as in homeowners’ yards in Florida. In April, the whitefly was found for the first time outside local greenhouses and ...
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July 19 2016
Chestnut Ridge Associates, a developer, and the village of Chestnut Ridge, conspired with government officials and tried to use the zoning board to do away with Steve’s Lawns, a landscaping business ...
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July 19 2016
Mississippi State Senator Chris Massey (R) has been charged with aggravated assault after his involvement in a fight with two landscape professionals. The landscape contractor said Massey and his fat ...
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July 18 2016
In the U.S., landscape installation and maintenance has grown into a $76 billion industry. According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) website, Americans-- on average--shel ...
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July 18 2016
Justin DeWitt, a landscape contractor from North Liberty, Iowa, is accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill a business partner and his family. The target of the plot was Chad M. Willi ...
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July 16 2016
A former police officer from Lytle, Texas (a suburb of San Antonio), turned landscape contractor is accused of accepting payments for lawn care services, but never completing the work. Carlos Elizondo ...
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July 15 2016
All temporary labor, on-call workers, contract workers, freelancers and independent contractors comprise the new, so-called gig economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, every se ...
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July 14 2016
The lack of early-season rainfall this summer has landscape contractors in states like Ohio and Michigan worried. Many of these local companies double as snow removal businesses in winter, and some sa ...
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July 14 2016
Cass Turnbull, a landscape contractor turned environmental activist, recently founded TreePac, a political action committee for saving trees in Seattle, Washington. For more than 25 years, Turnbull ha ...
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July 13 2016
A homeowner in Collier County, Florida, says he lost thousands of dollars over a dispute with a local landscape contractor. Steve Veneziano says he paid the contractor $25,000 to landscape his ho ...
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July 13 2016
When an Alabama college student witnessed an elderly man struggling to mow his lawn, he saw an opportunity to give back to his community. Rodney Smith Jr. of Huntsville, Alabama, decided that he was g ...
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July 12 2016
A landscape designer is creating ‘therapeutic landscapes’ for veterans suffering from the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A non-profit organization that builds homes for di ...
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July 12 2016
Graham’s Greenhouse & Landscaping and Graham Florist, two businesses that began as one, are planning a celebration on July 29th to mark their 125th anniversary. The greenhouse and landscape busi ...
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July 11 2016
Evoqua Water Technologies, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and its recently acquired Neptune Benson, Coventry, Rhode Island, today announced the acquisition of VAF Filtration Systems, a screen filt ...
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July 11 2016
Small businesses are increasingly being targeted by online hackers looking for soft targets. Employing a few extra security measures can go a long way towards discouraging would-be predators from tryi ...
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July 9 2016
Some suspected burglars have been spotted posing as landscapers. A Cincinnati, Ohio resident recently came home to find three men trimming trees and bushes on his property, though he hadn’t hired an ...
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July 8 2016
A Long Beach, New York landscape contractor was recently sentenced to a fine of $10,000 after he plead guilty to several building code violations, including operating a landscape business out of his b ...
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July 7 2016
A Texas man was likely murdered over a dispute about a string trimmer, according to the Liberty County sheriff’s office. The report says Vincent Rodriguez found a string trimmer along a road t ...
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July 7 2016
The Greater Newark Conservancy is giving former convicts like Edwin Ortiz a chance to change. Ortiz, 48, served 30 years in New Jersey’s prisons after being convicted of a homicide ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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