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Drought Stress Making Trees Vulnerable to Beetle Infestation


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A reduction in landscape irrigation may be conserving water, but it’s also allowing deadly bark beetles to prey on pine trees. In fact, more pines than usual were killed by beetles last year, due    More
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Landscape Contractor Builds Giant Snowman for Charity


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While snow has been overloading much of the country, one landscape contractor has found a way to turn excess snow into community art. Scott Leininger of Guilderland, New York, has created a 25-foot    More
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Alternatives to Crumb Rubber for Artificial Turf


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The public is increasingly concerned over recycled car tire rubber, called “crumb rubber,” that’s used as infill in artificial-turf installations on playing fields. This is causing municipali   More
 
Monday, March 9, 2015

Landscape Workers in Demand This Spring


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If you want a job on a landscape crew this spring, consider moving to the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Contractors there say they are hiring much larger crews this season. The reason? More customers    More
 
Monday, March 9, 2015

Vermeer Launches Podcast for Green Iindustry


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In an effort to help contractors grow their business, Vermeer has introduced a new podcast for professionals in the green industry that will provide expert insight on a variety of topics. The    More
 
Friday, March 6, 2015

Hearing Loss Associated With Dirty Water


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Brendan Hoffman of Nocatee, Florida, is deaf in his right ear, and he blames it on poorly treated irrigation water. The reclaimed water used for irrigating the landscape gushed from a sprinkler head   More
 
Friday, March 6, 2015

Lawsuit Filed Against Landscape Contractor


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A Medina, Ohio landscape business is accused of failing to deliver promised services to customers, and performing shoddy work. A lawsuit has been filed against John M. Capone, operating as Empire L   More
 
Friday, March 6, 2015

Battery-Powered Tools Help Make Park a 'Green Zone'


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A park in South Pasadena, California, has become the first in the country to be designated a ‘Green Zone.’ You might be thinking, “Aren’t all parks ‘green zones’ already?” But in this   More
 
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Unlicensed Landscape Scammer Strikes Again


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A couple in Cave Creek, Arizona, has been duped by an unlicensed landscape contractor. The scam artist, John Blaney, had solicited the couple in January, and has since taken $13,000 from them.    More
 
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thieves Leave Landscapers Empty-Handed


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With the massive amounts of snow sweeping through the East Coast, most of our minds are on snow removal. But for a Moorestown, New Jersey landscape contractor, winter is the furthest thing from his    More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015