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Landscape Company Repairs Cemetery


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In Augusta, Maine, vandals ran rampant in a cemetery, setting fire to a shed, flipping benches, and destroying about 80 headstones. This cemetery is historic and dates back to the early 1800s. Th   More
 
Friday, December 5, 2014

Putting Value on Trees


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It’s no secret that landscaping can increase the value of a home. One expert claims that mature trees, well-formed shrubs and a well-kept lawn can increase a home’s value up to 28 percent. Trees   More
 
Friday, December 5, 2014

Health Risks Threaten Blower Usage


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The loud, disruptive noise associated with blowers is usually the topic of heavy debate when discussing outdoor power equipment. But lately, it is their potential health hazard that has people up i   More
 
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Propane Calculator App


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The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has released a suite of cost calculator mobile tools. The new application is designed for commercial landscaper contractors to estimate fuel savi   More
 
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Stolen Truck Returned to Business Owner


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A lawn service business owner is thankful to those who helped reunite him with his stolen equipment. His truck and trailer were returned only a day after they had been stolen. However, a riding lawn   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Proper Salt Storage


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Salt is a hot commodity and valuable resource for snow removal contractors when battling ice. As the ‘official’ start to winter rounds the corner, salt is flying off the shelves. Soon the overw   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Trimming Accident Claims Life


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A landscape professional from San Diego, California, 37-year-old Jimmy Herrera died last week while trimming a palm tree at an apartment complex. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department received a cal   More
 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Landscape Professional Sues Pet Owner


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An Oregon landscape professional who was bitten by a dog while mowing a lawn is suing the animal's owner for $49,999. Francisca Colores-Cruz was working at a home in Northeast Canby when a Labra   More
 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wacker to Begin U.S. Production


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At the start of the New Year, Wacker Neuson Group, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, will begin producing skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders (CTL) in North America. Up until now, Wacker has onl   More
 
Monday, December 1, 2014

Snow Blade Theft


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In the dead of night, unidentified thieves swiped $30,000 worth of snow plow blades from Circle City Outdoors, a landscape company based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company’s surveillance vi   More
 
Monday, December 1, 2014