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Lawn Maintenance and the Art of Noise


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When gasoline-powered leaf blowers appeared in the 1970s, it was a landscaper’s dream. It allowed him to do his job more efficiently. However, since then, cities across the nation have debated the   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Renewed Vigor at IPPCA


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Last fall, the International Professional Pond Companies Association (IPPCA) held elections and Demi Fortuna was elected president. Since then, Rip Sokol has taken over as treasurer and the new boar   More
 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Drunk Snow Plow Driver Plows BMW Instead of Snow


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A Franklin Township, New Jersey employee was arrested for driving a snow plow while intoxicated after plowing into oncoming traffic. Raymond Genovese, 36, of the Somerset section of Franklin, cause   More
 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Michael S. Ariens


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The industry mourns the passing of Michael S. Ariens, aged 83. He was chairman emeritus, and in November, he had celebrated 55 years with Ariens Company. Ariens was the grandson of the company foun   More
 
Monday, March 2, 2015

PLANET to Change Name


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The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) has announced that it will change its name to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) as of April 2015. ; “The Professional Lan   More
 
Friday, February 27, 2015

Sinkhole Swallows Snow Plow


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As if cities along the East Coast didn't have enough trouble keeping up with the heavy snow accumulation, a snow plow in Lopatcong Township, New Jersey, has been swallowed up by the ground. Acco   More
 
Friday, February 27, 2015

Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association Changes Name


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The Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) announced today that it has changed its name to reflect its growth and importance to the horticulture industry. It will now be known as the Mar   More
 
Friday, February 27, 2015

Billionaire Challenges State Over Loud Lawn Maintenance


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Donald Trump is suing the city of Doral, Florida, for hitting him with $150,000 in fines over “unreasonably loud noises” created during lawn maintenance. Trump hopes to amend the city’s noise    More
 
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Megadrought is Megadreaded


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If you think it’s dry now, just wait. That’s what scientists are saying in a new study recently published in the journal Science Advances. It says that the American Southwest and Great Plains w   More
 
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Feds Accuse Landscape Contractor of Visa Fraud


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Setting up a shell company to get around limits on seasonal foreign workers got Michael O’Hara, owner of O’Hara Landscape/Lawn Care, Inc., in Creve Coeur, Missouri, into trouble. ;Prosecutors a   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015