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Landscape Company to Pay for Overtime


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A landscape business has finally settled a legal dispute with several of its employees. Milberger Landscaping in San Antonio, Texas, has agreed to pay back wages and attorneys' fees following a fed   More
 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Virgin River Near Lowest Levels Ever Recorded


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The Virgin River, which runs through the states of Utah, Nevada and Arizona, is coming close to its lowest level in recorded history. Ron Thompson, general manager for the Conservancy District in Wa   More
 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Under Investigation after Misappropriating Millions


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Mason’s Landscaping and Construction Services in East St. Louis, Illinois, was suspended on June 10th from working on Illinois contracts. The suspension comes after state investigators questioned    More
 
Monday, June 23, 2014

PLANET Urges Participation in Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness


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An upcoming campaign to prevent heat illness raises awareness, educates and provides resources to prevent illness and death caused by working outdoors in hot and humid weather—and your participat   More
 
Monday, June 23, 2014

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