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Residents Reignite Leaf Blower Ban Debate


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Gas-powered leaf blowers may have produced their last blast of air in Sonoma, California. Residents of the city are reviving the request to ban the use of gas-powered leaf blowers. The ban is being    More
 
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Disney Settles Lengthy Irrigation Lawsuit


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The motion picture studio for “the happiest place on earth” has agreed to take measures to prevent tainted water discharges in the rivers of Los Angeles, California. These preventive measures ar   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FCC Approval Needed for Robotic Lawn Mower


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Yet another company is exploring the idea of developing a robotic mower.  IRobot, the Bedford, Massachusetts-based company well known for its popular Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, claims that t   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

City Launches Landscape Initiative


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Officials in Tempe, Arizona, have started a landscape initiative to lower costs of lawn maintenance for residents. The initiative is called the “Tempe Landscape Referral” and it uses bulk buying   More
 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Proposed Ethanol Cap Can Preserve Landscape Equipment Warranties


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An overhaul of current Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) regulations may help maintain the warranties for landscape equipment. Specifically, proposed changes will place a cap on ethanol requirements at    More
 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Snow Brings Big Business for Landscape Companies


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Landscape contractors are becoming a common sight for residents in Hartford, Connecticut this winter. As the snow continues to fall at a heavy rate, one landscape company describes their average win   More
 
Monday, February 16, 2015

IPS, Weld-On, SciGrip Sold to PE Firm


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Nautic Partners, a private equity firm, recently completed a transaction closing on the purchase of IPS Corporation. The company was purchased from Calera Capital, another private equity firm.    More
 
Monday, February 16, 2015

Contractor Buys Lottery Ticket and Wins


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When business is slow, perhaps you should buy a lottery ticket. While it might seem like a joke, it is actually sage advice, considering landscape contractor Jose Beltran’s recent $50,000 win.    More
 
Friday, February 13, 2015

Small Landscape Business Loses Everything


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A family that owned a landscape business located in Yulee, Florida, lost their entire livelihood while on vacation. The truck and trailer for their company, “It’s A Beautiful Lawn” was stored    More
 
Friday, February 13, 2015

Contractor Calls School Bidding Process Corrupt


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A landscape contractor who had worked for the New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) in Wilmington, North Carolina, for a long time is claiming that NHCS has unreasonably manipulated their bid process to   More
 
Thursday, February 12, 2015