June 11 2016
When the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) purchased two remote-controlled mowers, it was with safety in mind. The idea was that crews would be able to clear hard-to-reach ar ...
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June 10 2016
In many parts of the country, the needs and preferences of property owners aren’t always clear to their landscape contractor. Are potential clients in your area more enticed by the prospect of nativ ...
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June 9 2016
Rogers Park is one of a handful of city parks where staff is painstakingly and artistically differentiating between long-grass areas and mowed areas, with short grass outlining areas of long grass aro ...
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June 9 2016
A little bug, tinier than a flea, is threatening hemlocks in parts of New England. It’s an invasive pest from Asia called the hemlock woolly adelgid, and it has the potential to devastate forests in ...
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June 8 2016
The emerald ash borer (EAB) has reached Texas. Federal and state officials confirmed that the invasive Asian beetle which has killed tens of millions of ash trees all over the country has added state ...
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June 8 2016
Thomas Vieira realized, as he got into his truck for his morning commute, that he’d forgotten something. Leaving the keys in the ignition, Vieira walked back into his home and grabbed his coffee. Wh ...
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June 7 2016
Concerns about drought and fertilizer runoff back in 2012 caused some officials in Alachua County, Florida, to revamp the rules governing landscape irrigation. North Florida was in a drought at the ti ...
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June 7 2016
The next time you feel like junking an old riding lawnmower, consider sending it off to Inglewood, New Zealand, instead. A man there will turn it into a beautiful, working, miniature car. Retir ...
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June 6 2016
The lines between digital marketing and social media have been getting blurrier over the past few years, and the trend is continuing with the latest announcement from Instagram. The company, which all ...
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June 6 2016
A 22-year-old member of a landscape company’s crew is back at work, following a run-in with a snake that he won’t soon forget. Mitch Hattersley was clearing debris from a children’s play area at ...
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June 4 2016
For some of us in the green industry, our clients are thinking outside the fence. That’s right--they’re going green with their fences. Green fences use trees, bushes and a mixture of plants to cre ...
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June 3 2016
In 2003, the town of Maplewood, New Jersey, prohibited the use of leaf blowers louder than 65 decibels from May to November. That rule proved too difficult to enforce properly, and its ineffectiveness ...
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June 2 2016
Omaha, Nebraska, has been feeling under the weather of late. The spring has brought heavy rainfall and cool nights, which is great for growing grass, but not so good for local landscape businesses. Ko ...
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June 2 2016
Lee Scott owns Lee Landscapes in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and like many landscape businesses, he has a large pile of wood on his property. Also like many landscape contractors, he harvests the wood fr ...
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June 1 2016
Historically, when a drought gets bad, there’s a predictable cycle that hits owners of irrigation systems hard. Water usage goes down, maintenance costs go up, and water agencies raise rates to keep ...
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June 1 2016
Several days ago in Irvine, California, a police officer spotted a silver van turning off a dirt road in the early hours of the morning. The officer decided it looked suspicious and pulled it over, bu ...
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May 31 2016
A surge of industrial growth in Midwestern states may be a sign of growth in American manufacturing. Jim O’Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics in New York City, called the rec ...
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May 31 2016
Spring is always a hectic time for landscape contractors, but some companies in the Cape Cod region of Massachusetts are finding it especially difficult to meet demand. “It’s nuts,” said Bob Maf ...
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May 30 2016
The Toro Company recently released its second quarter earnings report for this year, which shows record earnings. As a result, the company’s board of directors has declared a quarterly cash di ...
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May 28 2016
Sunset Tree Service & Landscaping in Bay City, Michigan, was recently subject to a Cease Operation Order from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) following the disc ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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