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Extreme Drought Tough on Oak Trees


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The extreme drought conditions in California have taken a toll on the Central Coast’s signature oak trees. According to tree specialists, oaks are normally resilient, but extended water stress mak   More
 
Thursday, January 1, 2015

Lawn Doctor Recapitalized


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A private equity firm, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), headquartered in Los Angeles, California, has recently announced a completed recapitalization for Lawn Doctor, Inc. (Lawn Doctor), a    More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Water Loss Leads to Education Win


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In these drought-heavy times, education has become a popular adaptive trait. Since California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in state history, many landscape contractors have been met wit   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

No Front Lawns for New Homes


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In Napa Valley, California, American Canyon city officials are discussing a new water-efficiency policy that no other municipality in California has yet embraced: no front lawns for new homes. Kn   More
 
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Privatized Water--Impact on Irrigation?


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The problem of New Jersey’s aging water infrastructure might have a new solution--a bill that would allow New Jersey municipalities to sell their public water utilities to private, for-profit cor   More
 
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Late Change to Tax Rule Raises Potential Work Truck Deductions


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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc., has advised that Congress just passed and President Obama signed into law House Bill H.R. 5771. It boosts the business expense deduction for capital equipme   More
 
Monday, December 29, 2014

Landscape Contractors Make Christmas Merry


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Christmas Décor’s Decorated Family Project is in the business of making Christmas a little bit brighter for veterans through landscaping. The aim is to decorate the homes of select military vete   More
 
Monday, December 29, 2014

Construction Scammers Busted


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In Seattle, Washington, two men are facing unregistered contractor charges for scamming customers out of hundreds of dollars. Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries investigated both ca   More
 
Friday, December 26, 2014

Tree Falls on Home


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In Jacksonville, Florida, a tree removal service gone wrong ended with the tree crashing through the roof of a home. The landlord allegedly hired an unlicensed tree service to remove the hazardous t   More
 
Friday, December 26, 2014

Homeowners Sue Landscaper over Ruined Trees


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David’s Trees-R-Us, a landscaping company in Alvin, Texas, and its president, David Toney, are being sued by a couple who claims that the company ruined five trees on their property. According    More
 
Thursday, December 25, 2014