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Drought Helps Save Trees


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The mighty oak, California’s signature tree, is being helped by the severe drought the state is experiencing, to slow down the spread of sudden oak disease. The number of contagious spores that ha   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dallas Deals with Contractors Who Dump Clippings


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Landscape contractors in Dallas, Texas, may face new regulations if they don’t collectively clean up their act. The city is looking for a solution to the unusual problem of contractors dumping the   More
 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Township Council and Residents Fight Landscape Company


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The Township Council of Jackson, New Jersey, has decided to bring accusations of unlawful business practices against JR Custom Landscaping and Garden Center, Jackson, New Jersey. The company has all   More
 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sustainable Landscapes Rating System Launched


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The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) program has updated its sustainable landscapes rating and certification program.  The system, called the SITES v2 Rating System, is meant to provide a s   More
 
Monday, June 30, 2014

Bill D. Hughes


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Bill Hughes, 63, chairman of Turf Equipment and Supply Company in Jessup, Maryland, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, June 29th. Hughes joined The Toro Company in 1975, when he accep   More
 
Monday, June 30, 2014

Chainsaw-Wielding Landscaper Fights Co-worker


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Two co-workers’ frustrations with one another boiled over recently into a full-on chainsaw vs. shovel battle. The Lakeview, Minnesota landscape contractors were trimming trees just before one of t   More
 
Friday, June 27, 2014

City Considers Slashing Water Amid Drought


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Citizens in the city of Mountain House, California, have become fearful that they may soon be living in a community with dead or brown plants. The Community Services District is considering cutting al   More
 
Friday, June 27, 2014

New Irrigation System Installer Insurance


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Business insurance USA has announced a line of general liability irrigation system installer insurance. The insurance is designed to reduce the problems that can arise legally or financially when la   More
 
Thursday, June 26, 2014

City Saves $8,000 on Flowerbeds by Switching Contractors


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The city of Marysville, Ohio, recently put its flowerbed maintenance contract out to bid and found some surprising results on just how much they could save. Marysville has been consistently reducing i   More
 
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mowing Delayed in Order to Protect Pheasants


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The mowing of some medians and highway ditches in the Dakotas is being delayed so that the local pheasant populations can be given ample time to increase their numbers. Contract and private mowing par   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014