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April 27 2015
Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops is a nationwide program that connects local landscape professionals with wounded or disabled veterans and active-duty military families, to help lessen the b ...
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April 27 2015
National power equipment manufacturer Deere & Company, headquartered in Moline, Illinois, has taken steps to change the ability of professionals to be able to modify their commercial equipment ...
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April 24 2015
In his 50 years, Andy Smith has positively and genuinely touched the lives of countless people. Smith has been in the irrigation business for many years. Prior to his present position as direc ...
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April 24 2015
A larger push is now being made to use graywater for landscape irrigation in an effort to conserve potable water, as evidenced by changing regulations in California. This could also lead to revisin ...
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April 24 2015
While most of the world is looking at drought-friendly landscape design, one landscape professional has spent a year planning and building a germ-free backyard for a family in Miami Springs, Florida ...
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April 23 2015
An organization called ‘Retire the Wire’ has formed in Houston, Texas, in hopes of changing national landscape industry standards. Specifically, the group aims to stop the use of tree stake and ...
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April 23 2015
California state investigators, deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and investigators from the Contractors State License Board cited 14 unlicensed contractors with violations of cont ...
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April 22 2015
The crape myrtle’s status as a low-maintenance and beautiful landscape tree is now threatened by a new insect pest, crape myrtle bark scale (CMBS). This invasive insect came to the United States f ...
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April 22 2015
Veteran Landscaping Inc., is the brainchild of former Marine Staff Sergeant Brian Agnew, 30, and Corporal Patrick Vitt, 31. The childhood friends are starting their first season at their Abington, M ...
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April 21 2015
A landscape contractor in Kingwood, Texas, has sparked an immigration debate with the sign on his truck. It reads, “Lawn Care by U.S. Citizens” in bold, red and white print. Randy Kirk made t ...
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April 21 2015
The Greening of Detroit, a nonprofit group that supports urban restoration, is planning to plant 4,000 trees in the city of Detroit. The group, working with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department ...
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April 20 2015
At a meeting for environmentalists in Evanston, Illinois, landscape business owner Marc Wise addressed the crowd. “How many of you are frustrated with landscape companies?” asked Wise, of Greenw ...
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April 20 2015
The national tax return deadline may have passed, but green industry professionals aren’t necessarily out of the woods with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to the tax experts, there ...
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April 17 2015
If you hear the sound of a tree falling in Granville, Ohio, chances are it’s an ash tree. This is because the emerald ash borer is destroying trees at a devastating rate, and officials must take p ...
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April 17 2015
The idea of a real, lush, green lawn is almost sinful under growing drought conditions. Many places are scrambling for compromise with drip irrigation or limited outdoor watering. Some are doing awa ...
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April 16 2015
While the green industry is traditionally focused on cultivating thirsty grass turf, landscape businesses in drought-stricken California have found a way to profit from the recent water cutbacks. On ...
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April 16 2015
When it comes to a clean, manicured lawn, everyone seems to be on board… until the noisy tools needed to maintain the clean aesthetic are brought out. Noise associated with leaf blower use has bee ...
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April 15 2015
With spring season in full gear, there’s yet another concept to tack on to April’s lawn care theme: digging. The nationwide association Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has proclaimed that Ap ...
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April 15 2015
Various environmental issues have been plagued the nation--drought, carbon footprints and pollution--and the landscape industry has, unfortunately, been a contributor. To reduce their role in aggrav ...
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April 14 2015
A veteran-owned landscape business in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been forced to close, temporarily at least, due to equipment theft. In what can be described as “karma,” another veteran busine ...
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