July 17 2018
Giant hogweed plant As we reported previously, giant hogweed, a toxic plant that can cause severe injury to anyone who touches it was spotted in several locations in Virginia. U
July 12 2018
It’s a landscape maintenance contractor’s dream…or is it? Have you ever wished your mowers could go faster? How about a lot faster? According to a story in Fort ...
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July 10 2018
A falling tree and other violations has landed the owner of an Akron, Ohio tree-trimming and yard maintenance business behind bars, according to a story reported by FOX8, Cleveland. Cory Howard
July 8 2018
A fire broke out at a Phoenix landscaping business at approximately 9:30 a.m. July 3, according to azcentral.com. According to the report, large piles of tree trimmings, grass and other wood products
July 5 2018
You can be a big help to your clients when they decide to sell. Let hem know what an asset you can be in getting their homes ready to meet potential new owners. You might want to give them a tour of their ...
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July 4 2018
Separating your company from the pack in the landscape industry can be a challenge. While many companies focus on selling the quality of their service, marketing the variety of their services can be j
July 3 2018
A program to allow residents of Madison, Wisconsin, the ability to plant fruit trees, nut trees and other edible perennial plants on city-owned properties, has not seen a lot of traction in the five y
July 2 2018
Japanese barberryPennsylvania is considering adding a popular landscaping shrub to its list of noxious weeds. According to a report on Public Opinion, state’s Controlled Plant and Noxious Weeds Comm ...
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July 2 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement agreement June 26, with Triple H Services LLC, a Newland, North Carolina, landscaping firm that conducts business in Virginia and four other states
June 18 2018
A long-time California native landscaper explores the misconceptions and intricacies of turning a backyard into a beautiful extension of nature
May 18 2018
Have you met the newest addition to the city of Newport Beach, California’s landscaping crew? She’s always on time, mowing away at the front lawn of the civic center building from 9 a.m. to ...
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May 10 2018
The National Association of Landscape Professionals’ new board of directors took office on May 1, 2018 with terms running through April 30, 2019. Jeff Buhler, senior vice president of customer servi ...
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May 9 2018
Building outdoor kitchens and living areas involves laying down pavers and doing masonry work to build grill enclosures; pouring concrete for gaming courts and more
April 27 2018
Some threats to trees are manmade. As such, they can be avoided. Here are some problems and their solutions
April 11 2018
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Arlington, Virginia, reminds you to carefully inspect those mowers, trimmers, blowers, chain saws, pruners or other pieces of outdoor power equipment that have sat ...
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April 6 2018
It’s April, and for many landscape contractors, business is ramping up. What better time to spread awareness of our industry and remind the public of the benefits of a well-cared-for lawn? That’s ...
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April 6 2018
“It’s a global phenomenon, even bigger than just our nation,” says Richard Cobb, Ph.D., who teaches forest health (insects and pathogens), dendrology and ecology at California Polytechnic ...
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March 5 2018
On-demand, app-based companies all work in a similar way. A contractor signs up for free. He is then offered jobs through the app, which he can accept or not. The company decides how much to charge. When ...
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Feb. 5 2018
As a landscape contractor you’ve probably heard about or even seen an injury on the job. Because of the nature of the work, the use of sharp, powerful and heavy equipment, accidents like a landscape ...
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Feb. 5 2018
Lawn care, golf course and nursery handlers and applicators often transfer potentially hazardous chemicals and concentrates such as herbicides, insecticides, adjuvants and fungicides from large drums into ...
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