May 9 2016
You’ve probably heard by now about the progress that Google has made in recent years to realize the dream of a self-driving car. Now, researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona B ...
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May 9 2016
In response to a wet winter, the state of California will be letting up on lawn irrigation for the coming summer, according to a recent announcement. Governor Jerry Brown’s administration announced ...
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May 7 2016
When Blake Crawford, CEO and owner of Crawford Landscaping Group, founded his company in 2004, his goal was to reach $10 million in revenue annually by 2014. Well, two years ago the Naples, Florida co ...
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May 6 2016
Outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, seven landscape companies earned the right to display their Sustainable Landcare accreditation from the local Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Each owner ...
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May 5 2016
Last fall, Rodney Smith, Jr., a senior at Alabama A&M University, became inspired to help his elderly and disabled neighbors by cutting their lawns for free. He watched one day as a man struggled ...
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May 5 2016
As summer approaches, those of us who work outdoors are at higher risk of contracting certain animal-borne diseases. It’s important to control populations of rodents and mosquitoes around jobsites ...
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May 4 2016
Los Angeles, California, recently announced a set of changes to the city’s Green Building Code intended to make the region more drought-resilient. The revision is a step towards making graywater irr ...
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May 4 2016
Steven Pagliarini has been sentenced to three years of probation for withholding wages from both union and nonunion employees of Central Landscape Construction Company, Johnston, Rhode Island. Earlier ...
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May 3 2016
Outdoor rooms and fully-customized living spaces top the trend list for 2016, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). “There’s also renewed interest in sustainable ...
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May 3 2016
Maybe it was partisan zeal that motivated the stand-on mower operator to run over a campaign sign on a client’s lawn, or maybe he was just sick and tired of mowing around them. Either way, an unname ...
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May 2 2016
A number of companies have identified that the landscape industry is ripe for an Uber-type of service, and filling the gaps in contractors’ schedules in the process. For the most part, these compani ...
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May 2 2016
Top cyber security experts recently reported to Congress that small businesses are a major target of online crime and theft. The House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on the topic, where co ...
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April 30 2016
This past month has been a bad one for fatal mowing incidents in the Southern U.S., according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). In Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas, three diff ...
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April 29 2016
The various water districts in California have begun urging state regulators to exempt their region from Governor Jerry Brown’s emergency urban water conservation order. They contend that higher rai ...
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April 28 2016
In Massachusetts, a slow winter has spelled a busy spring for local landscape contractors. The lack of snow this year kept Stephen Roberts’s plow trucks on light duty, leaving his coffers less than ...
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April 28 2016
Los Osos in San Luis Obispo County, California, wants to become one of the most water-efficient communities in the country. Landscape contractors have an opportunity to help make it happen. Property ...
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April 27 2016
The West is not the only region seeing signs of looser water restrictions on the horizon. The Water Policy Committee in Ashland, Massachusetts, recently recommended lifting a three-year-old ban on new ...
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April 27 2016
Drone technology is advancing quickly, and the Federal Aeronautics Administration (FAA) is doing its best to keep abreast of the emerging technology. They’re hammering out the regulatory structure f ...
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April 26 2016
A Fair Labor Standards Act case brought by a group of seasonal landscape laborers from Mexico has received conditional certification of the settlement class and settlement. Rogelio Ortega Hernandez an ...
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April 26 2016
According to the research firm IBISWorld, the landscape service industry has surpassed its previous revenue highpoint for the first year since 2007. The country’s landscapes need work, and the compa ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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