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From Skyscraper to Landscaper


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Shawna Coronado blamed allergies for her misery until she walked off her job and started working with flowers, and found that her health dramatically improved. Now a landscape designer, author and    More
 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Employee Embezzles From Landscape Business for Years


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A woman from Berks County, Pennsylvania, is serving a seven-month prison term for stealing more than $65,000 from her former employer, Brogan’s Landscaping. Dawn M. Simpson pleaded guilty to one c   More
 
Monday, March 30, 2015

GreenCare for Troops Expands


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Project EverGreen has announced that it has expanded its Green Care for Troops (GCFT).  The program will now include wounded and disabled veterans, in addition to families of currently deployed   More
 
Monday, March 30, 2015

Bill Calls For Fake Grass Lawns


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Artificial grass is not a new concept, but it may be the next big thing for clients in homeowner associations (HOAs) in California. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzales recently pitched a bill that would a   More
 
Friday, March 27, 2015

Landscape Contractor Gets One Year in Jail


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Nicholas Lepore of Deptford, New Jersey, was ordered to serve one year and a day in federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey. He is charged with tax evasion. Lepor   More
 
Friday, March 27, 2015

Contractor Goes Super Green


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One man’s passion for the landscape business has inspired him to invent a soil degradable mulch bag. Bob Hawkinson, owner of Total Lawn Care in Jacksonville, Florida, designed his “Weed Recede��   More
 
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Veteran Accuses Contractor of Scam


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An army veteran of 25 years is accusing a design/ build landscape contractor of scamming him in Lithia, Florida. Veteran Marc Debearn hired New Age Hardscapes, Inc., to create a backyard and outdoor   More
 
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Landscape Contractor’s Collecting Hobby Pays Off


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They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This is particularly true in Gig Harbor, Washington, where landscaper Steve Wilkin found a movie poster worth hundreds of thousands of dollars   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fraudulent Worker’s Comp Scam


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A landscaper in Quincy, Massachusetts, is done crying wolf over a work injury. Paulo DeSilva, 53, finally pleaded guilty to worker’s compensation fraud charges.  He was first arraigned more    More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cold States Expect Snow Mold This Spring


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Given the large amount snow blanketing and piling in parts of the nation, landscape contractors can expect to do heavy raking as part of their spring routine. This is because the 2014/15 winter cond   More
 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015