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Prison Time for Selling Boss’ Landscape Equipment


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Last year, an employee of Martin’s Landscaping in Bellefontaine, Ohio, decided to celebrate Mother’s Day in an unusual way. David Botner opened the doors to his boss’ warehouse and sold off co   More
 
Friday, February 6, 2015

Landscaping for Energy Conservation


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In light of these eco-efficient times, landscape design for energy conservation just makes sense. Research by the Oklahoma State University shows that energy savings to the homeowner can be big with   More
 
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Landscape Company Sets Record for Safety Violations


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The tragic death of employee Bradley Hogue will cost Washington-based Pacific Topsoils $199,000; sixteen safety violations were found. This accident highlights the importance of having a good safety   More
 
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Multi-Million-Dollar Lawsuit Over Lost Trees


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Residents of Bloomfield Township, Michigan, are suing DTE Energy Company and Kent, Ohio-based Davey Tree Service for $54 million over the utility’s “Ground to Sky” program, which cuts down tre   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

State Takes Snow Removal Seriously


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Snow removal means “pushing” snow aside to make a clear path. The state of Massachusetts is taking the term literally. In response to the snowstorm known as the Blizzard of 2015, state officials   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Landscape Architecture Pioneer Immortalized


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The man famous for designing some of this country’s landmark landscapes--New York City’s Central Park, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, and Niagara Falls State Reserve among th   More
 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

MTD Products Buys Robotic Mower Company


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The robots are coming. And they could eventually change the turf maintenance business in a big way. MTD Products, Inc., the Cleveland, Ohio-based parent company of Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Remingt   More
 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Free Nozzle Program Saves Billions of Gallons of Water


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An estimated nine billion gallons of water have been saved in Southern California by the water conservation program, FreeSprinklerNozzles.com. The program is the result of a partnership between The    More
 
Monday, February 2, 2015

On-Demand Apps for Snow Removal


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Snow-removal contractors are getting their own versions of the ridesharing services Uber and Lyft. Two companies, “Plowz and Mowz,” based in Syracuse, New York, and “PlowMe,” Weymouth, Massa   More
 
Monday, February 2, 2015

Tree Trimmers Killed by Palm Fronds


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Two tree trimmers have died in North Las Vegas, Nevada, in two separate incidents, in less than a month’s time, in the same neighborhood, by the same means. The cause of death in both cases was s   More
 
Friday, January 30, 2015