Sept. 10 2018
Josh Johnson Houston Engineering Inc., Fargo, North Dakota, has hired Josh Johnson, PLA, ASLA, to lead the company’s landscape architecture services for all locations. He has more than 20 years ...
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Sept. 10 2018
Siegmund Landscape Supply, Stayton, Oregon, has hired Chad Storey as its new manager. He has more than 17 years of experience operating his own landscape design business, according to an article in th
Sept. 7 2018
In a world that is trying to be increasingly environmentally friendly, natural turf and its alternatives have created a perpetual tug-of-war over the best approach. In this month’s cover story, landscapers ...
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Sept. 6 2018
Shutterstock Landscape workers in Utah can have pretty much any job they want, according to a story reported by KUTV and published on its website. The situation is great for workers, but bad for
Sept. 4 2018
Monarch butterfly caterpillarSteven Katovich, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org As if the endangered Monarch butterfly didn’t have enough problems, officials in Kingsley, Michigan are concerne
Aug. 29 2018
Ecoturf Inc., Temecula, California, recently installed 25,000 square feet of SGW's Everglade Fescue Light and Multiplay Sport in this spacious backyard. Both products offer a drainage rate of 30+
Aug. 29 2018
The National Association of Landscape Professionals, Fairfax, Virginia, through its Industry Growth Initiative, says it has been working aggressively to attract employees to the landscape indust
Aug. 28 2018
Shutterstock There is a deer population explosion going on in Azle, Texas, according to a story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. And landscapes are paying the price. The city, with a populatio
Aug. 27 2018
A landscape business owner in Stillwater, Minnesota, thought he was out to mow a lawn Aug. 20, but as it turned out, he was able to have a far greater impact in a Stillwater, Minnesota, neighborhood w
Aug. 27 2018
The use of leaf blowers is increasingly under attack in communities across the country. Some are calling for a blanket ban on this equipment, regardless of its power source. Many of the arguments for
Aug. 22 2018
In Houston, a four-man landscape crew was held up at gunpoint, according to a story published on the KHOU-11 website. The thief then escaped with $30,000 worth of equipment — but he didn’t ...
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Aug. 21 2018
Former Nebraska state legislators are leading the charge to raise funds to complete a project at the state Capitol Building in Lincoln. According to an article in the Lincoln Journal Star, the s
Aug. 21 2018
Shutterstock It hurts to be a landscape maintenance contractor in Chico, California right now, according to a story in Chico News & Review. For instance, Ernie Cox, owner of Chico Landscape
Aug. 21 2018
Shutterstock American homeowners — four out of every ten of them, anyway, or 38 percent — strive to make their yards the best ones on the block, according to a story published in the New ...
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Aug. 15 2018
Western pine beetleDarren Blackford, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org California’s trees are in trouble. Even though the drought has been declared officially over for some time, it’s ha
Aug. 13 2018
As a way to save manpower and be more sustainable, the Philadelphia suburb of Upper Dublin, Pennsylvania, has been employing a few dozen Katahdin sheep to help maintain rocky storm water b
Aug. 13 2018
A Memphis lawn care business owner was stabbed outside home last week, allegedly by one of his own employees. Sixty-four year old Harold McGhee was hospitalized after a new hire reportedly trie
Aug. 9 2018
Shutterstock A man was arraigned in Lawrence, Massachusetts on gun charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon, after allegedly threatening a landscaper. What did the landscaper do t
Aug. 8 2018
They’ve done it before, and they’re doing it again: volunteers in Vallejo, California are filling neglected street planters with greenery. This time, they hope the plantings will last. According ...
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Aug. 7 2018
Shutterstock A tree trimmer in Jacksonville Beach, Florida died after disturbing a wasp nest. It wasn’t the wasps’ stings that caused his death, but the fall from the ladder he was on, accord ...
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