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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Aug. 2 2018
Shutterstock A Pinewood, North Carolina woman used to have a job that involved sitting at a desk all day. She hated it, so she traded it for sitting in a harness rig working for Heartwood Tree
July 31 2018
Rapper-actor-producer-entrepreneur Snoop Dogg is suing PDQ Enterprises, a landscape construction business, alleging that the company performed substandard work at his Diamond Bar, California mansion
July 27 2018
Raising Men Lawn Care Service Founder Rodney Smith Jr. has completed his second 50 States, 50 Lawns Tour. Since May 17, Rodney has driven across the U.S., mowing nearly 130 lawns for the elderl
July 27 2018
Forever Greens, Livermore, California, recently installed 6,000 square feet of Everglade Fescue Pro, an artificial turf produced by Synthetic Grass Warehouse, Anaheim, California, at a Bay Area
July 26 2018
They should have listened to the landscape architect. The Salem Witch Trials memorial at Proctor's Ledge in Salem, Massachusetts has been open slightly less than a year, but that was enough ti
July 23 2018
Emerald ash borerShutterstock The inexorable march of the Emerald Ash Borer has reached Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Now, it's a race against time to save the area’s ash trees, including t