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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

Collecting Water from the Interstate Highway


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In a first-of-its-kind effort, the city of Altamonte Springs, Florida, plans to collect rainwater that falls on a major highway to use for watering. The plan is to collect rainwater from the interst   More
 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Business Owner Could Stay out of Prison with Plea


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Tony Screeton of Mulch Perfect Landscape in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has recently pleaded guilty to corrupt business influence. However, he may be able to keep himself out of prison, if his plea agreeme   More
 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New Apps and Devices for 21st Century Contractors


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There is now an increasingly wide variety of high-tech gadgets and programs that can make work easier and more efficient for landscape contractors. Many new tools are available to turf managers for    More
 
Monday, June 16, 2014

Childers Exits JDL; Convers Named Exec VP


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In a recent announcement, Doug Black, president of John Deere Landscapes, said, “I regret to announce that Tom Childers, senior vice president of marketing, will be leaving John Deere Landsca   More
 
Monday, June 16, 2014

2013-2014 Winter One of the Most Damaging for Gardens


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The winter storms of 2013-2014 sure did a number on the East Coast. The brutal cold and flood of storms one after another has left lasting effects on the now thawing region. In Pennsylvania, the con   More
 
Friday, June 13, 2014

City Looking at Voluntary Water Restrictions


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  The Public Works Department for Williston, North Dakota, has recommended an amendment to the existing ordinance on water usage. At the moment, the city’s regulations have no provisions g   More
 
Friday, June 13, 2014

Rivalry Makes People More Eco-Conscious


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If you want to encourage people to do the right thing for the environment, tell them their rivals are going green. This is according to a new marketing study from the University of British Columbia   More
 
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Homeowner Sues Landscape Contractor


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A disgruntled homeowner is suing Green with Envy Lawn Care & Landscape in Madison Country, Illinois.  She claims she hired the defendants to build a brick retaining wall in her yard, but th   More
 
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Worker Pinned Under Mower


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 A landscaper working on a property in Montauk, New York, was badly hurt after his riding mower overturned on an embankment and landed on top of him. The victim, identified as Baldomero Villa V   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014