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Lawn Infestations Raise Red Flag


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A long-dormant virus that can weaken Floratam turf, a popular form of St. Augustine, has reemerged in Palm Beach County, Florida. The sugarcane mosaic virus, which was discovered in the 1960s, a   More
 
Friday, December 19, 2014

Statewide Winter Fertilizer Ban


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According to Delaware state regulations, lawn care companies throughout the state may not apply fertilizers to turf during the winter months. <>The Delaware Nutrient Management Commi   More
 
Friday, December 19, 2014

Company’s Trucks Set on Fire


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Albemarle Landscapes and Tree Service in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, was recently victimized by arsonists and vandals. Their new bucket truck, dump truck and a customized tool truck were burne   More
 
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Snow Plow Driver Attacked


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A Lockport, New York man, Charlie Zanghi, was arrested and charged with second-degree harassment. He was upset with how a snowplow driver was interfering with traffic. According to police, Za   More
 
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Landscaper Pleads Guilty after Maiming Dog


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Jay Testa, a Goshen, Indiana landscaper, pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty after maiming a client’s dog with his lawn mower. Testa faces a maximum of one year in jail on the m   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

How to Chainsaw a Tree


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In the United States, there are more than 30,000 chainsaw-related injuries every year. Most occur when contractors make arbitrary cuts straight across the trunk without completely understand   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

City Terminates Snow Plow Vendor


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Springfield, Massachusetts, is scrambling to hire a new snow plow vendor after its longtime local contractor appears to have crumbled to tax debt. The deletion of Northeast Grounds Management    More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Toro Company sees Double Digit Growth


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In its 100th anniversary year, The Toro Company, Bloomington, Minnesota, saw net sales increase 6.4 percent to $2.173 billion. Net earnings for the fiscal year were up from $154.8 million i   More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Husqvarna Sells Off Turf Care Equipment Brand


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Husqvarna has announced the sale of Bluebird International, its turf care equipment brand, to TEC International, based out of Auburn Hills, Michigan. The BlueBird brand, sales and manufacturing   More
 
Monday, December 15, 2014

Grasshopper Named 2014 Company of the Year


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The Grasshopper Company, Moundridge, Kansas, was chosen by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Chapter 52, as 2014 Company of the Year. Stan Guyer, Grasshopper company president, accepted    More
 
Monday, December 15, 2014