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Briggs & Stratton Q2 Earnings


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Briggs & Stratton, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, reported improved earnings for its second quarter of the 2015 fiscal year. Earnings were boosted by an acquisition and higher sales of engines for snow t   More
 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

$9.5 Million Awarded for Water Projects


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Colorado water officials recently awarded $9.5 million, divided into 15 grants, to water projects across the state.  Of that, $2.7 million will go towards irrigation projects in Teller County.    More
 
Monday, January 26, 2015

New Federal Regulations Continue to Strain Landscape Industry


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When the White House's Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs published its Rules List for 2015, anti-regulation groups were appalled by the more than 2,000 new regulations on the docket. A   More
 
Monday, January 26, 2015

Reservoir at Risk


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The McPhee Reservoir in Montezuma County, Colorado, has found an enemy in the species of zebra and quagga mussels, which are proliferating at a rapid rate.  If the mussels contaminate the rese   More
 
Friday, January 23, 2015

Landscape Company Fined $199K for Fatal Accident


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The Department of Labor and Industries has fined Pacific Topsoils, Everett, Washington, $199K for 16 safety violations related to an accident which killed employee Bradley Hogue, 19. The state label   More
 
Friday, January 23, 2015

City Micromanages Trees


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The new tree code for residents in Portland, Oregon, is 95 pages long. The new requirements mandate that every resident seek permits before removing medium- to large-sized trees in their yards. I   More
 
Friday, January 23, 2015

Contractor Charged With Grand Larceny


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The owner of a landscaping and masonry construction company rammed a stolen dump truck into a mall store to steal an ATM machine. Garrett Landry, landscape contractor and owner of   More
 
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bicycling Landscape Contractor


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If you live in the Santa Cruz, California area, you get used to seeing a lot of people on bikes. But the sight of a mountain bike towing a trailer piled high with brooms, shovels, rakes, an electric   More
 
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Groundskeeper Wins Toro Mower


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A green industry professional from Indiana and the college he works for are one zero-turn mower richer, thanks to The Toro Company. When Mark Pfeifer, grounds foreman for Hyles-Anderson College, Cr   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Massive Water Bill Creates Mystery


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A Panama City, Florida man was shocked when he opened a water bill stating that he owed $1,974 for having consumed 454,830 gallons of water in just one month. The bill wasn’t run up by a farm or    More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015