Feb. 4 2016
Property owners in an Orange County, California, suburb have expressed their willingness to pay more for the maintenance of public landscapes. A recent vote in the municipality of East Lake Village ap ...
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Feb. 3 2016
Winter can be very dangerous for plants—not just because of the harsh conditions Mother Nature imposes, but because of the products we humans undertake to counteract the icy roads. When roads and wa ...
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Feb. 3 2016
Many residents who participated in California’s water rebate program are now hearing from the tax man. The Internal Revenue Service has sent letters to property owners stating that if the rebate the ...
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Feb. 2 2016
A landscape contractor might consider brushing up on his legal knowledge after a failed effort to sue his employer for overtime wages. Todd Bellows, landscape supervisor, tried to sue Darby Landscapin ...
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Feb. 2 2016
What if all the landscape jobs available in your area were listed on a single website? A freshman business student at the University of Akron has gained national attention for an innovative business ...
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Feb. 1 2016
A new prototype system, now being tested, may make snowy, icy city streets and sidewalks a thing of the past. While that may be bad news for snow and ice removal contractors, it’s good news for the ...
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Feb. 1 2016
The North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association (NCNLA) honors two winners of its 2015 Excellence in the Landscape Awards. Receiving the Grand Award--as well as Best in Show--was Greenleaf Ser ...
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Jan. 30 2016
An investigation into illegal drug activity led to the arrests of two men suspected of stealing lawn care equipment from a business in Jackson County, Georgia. The suspects are charged with stealing n ...
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Jan. 29 2016
The first space flower is in full bloom on the ISS (International Space Station). A team of NASA researchers is celebrating the success of a zinnia grown with the Vegetable Production System. Known a ...
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Jan. 28 2016
Some may recall this past July when Evans Landscaping of Newtown, Ohio, was raided by the FBI. At the time, the reason for the raid was unclear, except that it seemed to involve city contracts, a loca ...
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Jan. 28 2016
Oregon produces a lot of cool-season grass seed, it’s their most popular crop, and it brings the state a lot of money. Of course, whenever you try and grow one type of plant, every other plant in th ...
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Jan. 27 2016
Oklahoma is facing a rare, possibly even unprecedented problem. In 2013, the state had about three dozen earthquakes registering above a 3.0 on the seismometer, but last year, they had around 1,000. T ...
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Jan. 27 2016
With neighborhoods on alert for heavy snow and rain, it’s a good time to take a look at the condition of the trees on the landscapes you manage. Inspecting and trimming trees now can prevent damage ...
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Jan. 26 2016
Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced a change in policy regarding the use of lake water in Georgia. As part of updating their regulations to comply with federal law, the organi ...
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Jan. 26 2016
This past March, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) threw down the gauntlet on glyphosate, classifying it as a probable human carcinogen. Glyphosate i ...
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Jan. 25 2016
ASIC regional conferences have become a hallmark for networking and a great mix of education. The Southeast Regional Conference of the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) will hold its r ...
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Jan. 25 2016
Bill Wright, CEO of Wright Manufacturing, has been selected to receive a 2016 Maryland International Business Leadership Award. The award is sponsored by the World Trade Center Institute, a regional b ...
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Jan. 23 2016
Every year in the South and along the West Coast, property owners suffer from the intrusion of lawn burweed (soliva sessilis) into their backyards and landscapes. The low-lying winter annual looks a l ...
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Jan. 22 2016
A landscape contractor based in Beloit, Kansas, is riding his bicycle 3,800 miles across the country to raise money for two cancer patients in his hometown. Jake Haskett owns and operates a landscape ...
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Jan. 21 2016
A landscaping and snow removal business will soldier on—minus a few trucks and a lot of other equipment—after an accidental fire leveled its main building in Eaton Rapids, Michigan ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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