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Landscape Business Used as a Drug Front


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According to federal prosecutors, the company of San Jose Landscaping in Bettendorf, Iowa, in reality, was a front for drug activity. Six conspirators--Jose Lopez-Raya, Nicholas Raya, Raul Gutierrez   More
 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

City Looking to Desalination for Water in Drought


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Santa Barbara, California, is thinking about restarting an old facility to help them battle current and future droughts. The city had built a desalination plant back in 1992, but then mothballed it    More
 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Agrium Turf and Ornamental Sold


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Canadian fertilizer company Agrium Inc. announced that it will sell its turf and ornamental business to an affiliate of Koch Fertilizer LLC. A review that Agrium completed last year led to a decisi   More
 
Monday, May 12, 2014

Company Owner Questions Americans’ Work Ethic


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Christy Webber, the owner of Christy Webber Landscapes in Chicago, Illinois, say that she is having trouble finding Americans who are willing to work on a day-to-day basis. She claims that she can g   More
 
Monday, May 12, 2014

Better Business Bureau Expels Two Landscape Companies


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The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has revoked their accreditation of two businesses at the recommendation of its Standards and Compliance Committee. Credible Exteriors LLC, of Belleville, Illinois, a   More
 
Friday, May 9, 2014

Accused of Stealing from Uncle’s Business


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Anthony Congello, Jr., was arrested on five felony counts involving the theft of $140,658. The money was taken from his uncle’s garden supply store, Croton County Gardens, in Croton-on-Hudson, New   More
 
Friday, May 9, 2014

Female Landscaping Crew


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Landscaping has always been considered somewhat of a ‘man’s job.’ Whether its private residents or large commercial businesses, the people you see outside shearing bushes, mowing lawns, mu   More
 
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Landscapers Team Up to Save Water


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Local landscaping companies in Wood River Valley, Idaho, are teaming up with the Sawtooth Botanical Garden and local nonprofits to greatly increase the use of “smart” irrigation controllers.   More
 
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Utility Considering Upping Drought Rate


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In addition to raising prices for the second year in a row, the Austin Water Utility in Austin, Texas, is considering adding a ‘drought rate’ to its customers’ bills, taking effect when St   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dispute Over Zero-Turn Mower


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For two Clarksville, Tennessee landscape contractors, it isn’t who done it, it’s who owns it. Jason McLean, owner of J&A Lawn Service, was recently charged with robbery after allegedly pulli   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014