Feb. 23 2016
Fieldturf, an artificial turf manufacturer, faces a lawsuit from a very unsatisfied customer in Ontario, California. Chaffey Joint Union High School District alleges that its athletic fields are ...
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Feb. 22 2016
February is nearly over, and before you know it, summer will be here. When the warm weather arrives, it will bring mosquitos with it. Nothing gets in the way of a client enjoying the beautiful landsca ...
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Feb. 22 2016
Recent snowstorms across the East have been a love letter to companies offering snow removal services. The season began with very sparse precipitation, exemplified by the room-temperature conditions t ...
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Feb. 20 2016
According to the National Federation of Independent Business’s (NFIB) latest report, U.S. small business confidence fell in January to the lowest it’s been since February 2014.Their Small Business ...
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Feb. 19 2016
A landscape contractor and his cousin were indicted on first-degree murder charges in the kidnapping and slaying of his former clients, a couple that lived in Highland Road, Louisiana. A grand j ...
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Feb. 18 2016
The Virginia state legislature is considering the option to overrule a city’s ban on mulch. The Harrisonburg, Virginia city council passed the law after a massive mulch fire caused $250,000 in damag ...
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Feb. 18 2016
Colorado is the only state in the country which outlaws rain barrels. Water is an increasingly precious commodity across the nation, and given how tightly regulated the Colorado River is, it’s not e ...
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Feb. 17 2016
A felon posing as a landscape contractor was arrested at gunpoint recently in Phoenix, Arizona. His encounter with the police started as a traffic stop and ended in a SWAT team blockade to prevent his ...
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Feb. 17 2016
In Sun Valley, Idaho, the Harker Center is about to be the tip of the spear in a very large plan to save a lot of water. With the help of more than $12,000 in grant money from the Idaho Water Resource ...
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Feb. 16 2016
Artificial turf has been plagued in the past year by accusations that crumb rubber, a common infill for fake grass fields, is carcinogenic. The infill was originally seen by turf manufacturers as a cr ...
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Feb. 16 2016
Any homeowner association in the state of California requiring its members to maintain green lawns could be fined under regulations approved this week by the State Water Resources Control Board. The n ...
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Feb. 15 2016
Researchers have studied the impact of nature on human well-being for years, but recent studies have found a more direct correlation between lower stress and access to nature/managed landscapes. The r ...
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Feb. 15 2016
A landscape contractor in the Cole Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, California, dug up a surprise over the weekend. He unearthed a grenade while working in the garden of a house being prepped for ...
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Feb. 13 2016
A cease and desist order has been issued by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors against the owners of Arizona Landscaping LLC, a landscape company it believes has been contracting without a license ...
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Feb. 12 2016
In an effort to avoid about 14 million pounds of toxins that enter Puget Sound each year, Seattle Public Utilites and the King County Wastewater Treatment Division teamed up for the Rainwise program ...
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Feb. 11 2016
Ordinances against planting bamboo have been passed in two separate counties in southeastern Pennsylvania after the non-native species has proved itself much too fast-growing for the climate. Bamboo ...
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Feb. 11 2016
A father and son who work at a Massachusetts community college used school equipment and public money to run their private landscape business, according to a state inspector general’s report that wa ...
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Feb. 10 2016
For many areas in the country, El Niño has truly disrupted the normal wintertime pattern. Even in regions that tend to remain dry in the winter, such as South Florida, the National Weather Service ha ...
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Feb. 10 2016
A man who once posed as a contractor offering snow plow and home improvement services is now up against a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Joseph Lloyd allegedly defrauded ...
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Feb. 9 2016
Furanos Landscape LLC in New Canaan, Connecticut, alleges that New Canaan Neighborhoods Inc., a nonprofit housing organization, owes them $94,350 for salting, snow plowing and landscaping done between ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

Click here to read IGIN's 2015 report on the state of the Green Industry