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Contractor Scams State and Federal Agencies


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For years, a landscape contractor scammed the federal and state government in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Mervin J. Noel was sentenced to six months in prison and six months of home confinement for l   More
 
Friday, February 20, 2015

Rainscaping Grants


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In St. Louis, Missouri, new “rainscaping” grants are being offered by the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) to encourage landowners to install rainwater collection systems. Rainscaping   More
 
Friday, February 20, 2015

John Deere Landscapes to Acquire Shemin Landscape Supply


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John Deere Landscapes, LLC announced today that they have reached an agreement to acquire Shemin Landscape Supply. Shemin Landscape Supply has 29 locations serving 18 major metropolitan markets in 14    More
 
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Landscape Contractor Embroiled In Felony and Home Invasion Charges


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In Queechee, Vermont, a young landscape contractor has been accused of several serious criminal charges. Michael Castellini, 28, allegedly broke into two Quechee Hollow homes and threatened to hurt    More
 
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Residents Reignite Leaf Blower Ban Debate


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Gas-powered leaf blowers may have produced their last blast of air in Sonoma, California. Residents of the city are reviving the request to ban the use of gas-powered leaf blowers. The ban is being    More
 
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Disney Settles Lengthy Irrigation Lawsuit


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The motion picture studio for “the happiest place on earth” has agreed to take measures to prevent tainted water discharges in the rivers of Los Angeles, California. These preventive measures ar   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FCC Approval Needed for Robotic Lawn Mower


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Yet another company is exploring the idea of developing a robotic mower.  IRobot, the Bedford, Massachusetts-based company well known for its popular Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, claims that t   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

City Launches Landscape Initiative


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Officials in Tempe, Arizona, have started a landscape initiative to lower costs of lawn maintenance for residents. The initiative is called the “Tempe Landscape Referral” and it uses bulk buying   More
 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Proposed Ethanol Cap Can Preserve Landscape Equipment Warranties


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An overhaul of current Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) regulations may help maintain the warranties for landscape equipment. Specifically, proposed changes will place a cap on ethanol requirements at    More
 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Snow Brings Big Business for Landscape Companies


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Landscape contractors are becoming a common sight for residents in Hartford, Connecticut this winter. As the snow continues to fall at a heavy rate, one landscape company describes their average win   More
 
Monday, February 16, 2015