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Stolen Truck Chased Down


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The chase went on for five miles and ended at the bottom of a creek, after sliding down a nearly vertical bank. Police in Salina, Kansas, arrested a man who stole a landscape worker’s truck and th   More
 
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Landscape Worker Gunned Down in Cold Blood


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Police in Porterville, California, are looking for the men who shot and killed a member of a local landscape crew, who was performing routine property maintenance. According to witnesses, two ma   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Be on the Lookout for Dangerous Weed


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A dangerous weed has been spotted in Michigan. Giant hogweed, federally classified as a noxious weed, was identified growing in a yard in Venice Township. When its sap makes contact with human skin,   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Grass-Powered Mower in the Works


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With all the issues associated with the price of gas and the use of fossil fuels, researchers at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, have come up with a green way to address both concernsâ   More
 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Dixon Brand Discontinued


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Husqvarna Professional Products, Inc. is discontinuing its Dixon brand of mowers and tractors in North America, according to a recent announcement. The phase-out is scheduled to be completed by    More
 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Grounds Guys Parent Company Acquired


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The Dwyer Group, the Waco, Texas-based holding company that owns landscape franchise The Grounds Guys, has been reacquired by its old owner, private equity firm The Riverside Company. Terms of t   More
 
Monday, September 1, 2014

Company Owner Steals $100K from Elderly Man


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A landscape contractor has been sentenced to a year in jail for bilking an elderly, mentally impaired man out of $100,000 in The Villages, Florida. The contractor, Brian Stanley Pacific, who owns a    More
 
Friday, August 29, 2014

Customer Stabs Worker Over Grass Clippings


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A 19-year-old landscape worker has been stabbed in the arm, and his 70-year-old client is charged with second-degree felonious assault. The violence erupted when client John P. Fenwick accused t   More
 
Friday, August 29, 2014

Local Industry Helps Push Biodiesel


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Landscape companies around Braddock, Pennsylvania, are moving away from fossil fuels. Many frequent Fossil Free Fuel, a local gas station that offers biodiesel fuels. Biodiesel is a mix of regular di   More
 
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Landscapes of the Future?


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As a sign of what the industry could look like in coming years, the city of Columbia, Missouri, has opened up applications for its award program for environmentally-sound landscapes. Dubbed the Mayo   More
 
Thursday, August 28, 2014