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Landscaper Shot with BB Gun


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A landscaper was working at a site in Aurora, Colorado, when he was suddenly shot with a BB gun. He was fired at by a man from his nearby apartment. Police were called to the site by reports of a   More
 
Friday, June 20, 2014

Sting Operation Nets Contactors for Fraud


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Twelve individuals were arrested on illegal contracting charges during a two-day sting operation in Seaside, California. The operation was performed by the Contractor’s State License Board Investi   More
 
Friday, June 20, 2014

Business Robbed Three Times in Less Than a Month


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Police are asking for assistance in identifying two men caught on camera stealing equipment—more than once—from GreenScapes Inc., in Louisville, Kentucky. According to the police, they have burg   More
 
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Group to Remove Invasive Plants from Island


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A campaign to remove invasive plants from Belle Isle, Michigan, is starting this summer. The goal is to control the spread of invasive plants on the island, and to prevent others from taking hol   More
 
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mowing Company Fined for Tortoise Violations


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It’s not easy to spend $7,000 for lunch. But Donald Liston, a tractor operator with AAA Lot Mowing in Marco Island, Florida, managed to accomplish just that. Liston was mowing lots in an estate   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Landscape Contractor Killed While Installing Granite


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A landscape contractor was killed while building granite steps at a business in Freeport, Maine. Fifty-nine-year-old Scott W. MacDonald was working as part of a three-man crew from Coastal Lawn Care   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Collecting Water from the Interstate Highway


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In a first-of-its-kind effort, the city of Altamonte Springs, Florida, plans to collect rainwater that falls on a major highway to use for watering. The plan is to collect rainwater from the interst   More
 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Business Owner Could Stay out of Prison with Plea


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Tony Screeton of Mulch Perfect Landscape in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has recently pleaded guilty to corrupt business influence. However, he may be able to keep himself out of prison, if his plea agreeme   More
 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New Apps and Devices for 21st Century Contractors


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There is now an increasingly wide variety of high-tech gadgets and programs that can make work easier and more efficient for landscape contractors. Many new tools are available to turf managers for    More
 
Monday, June 16, 2014

Childers Exits JDL; Convers Named Exec VP


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In a recent announcement, Doug Black, president of John Deere Landscapes, said, “I regret to announce that Tom Childers, senior vice president of marketing, will be leaving John Deere Landsca   More
 
Monday, June 16, 2014