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U.S. Landscape Firm Becomes Entry Point for Japanese Company


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The Clinton, Maryland-based landscape firm, Rolling Greens Inc., has been purchased by the Japanese horticulture company, Universal Engeisha Group. This transaction marks Universal Engeisha’s firs   More
 
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Drought Shaming


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Ever the pilot light for the quick and the glib, Twitter is host to the latest social media push on the California drought, #droughtshaming. Activists, neighbors, and anyone who is just waking up to   More
 
Friday, May 29, 2015

Water Stolen from Landscape Company


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A 500-gallon water tanker was stolen from a landscaping site in hills of Oakland, California. The Marksman tanker, owned by Marina Landscape, was half-full, and valued at as much as $4,900. Local   More
 
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Spring and Summer Threats to Turf and Landscape Plants


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Take-All Root Rot (TARR) is a fungal disease that causes weak, brown, and dead patches in turfgrass. This fungal disease can affect St. Augustine, Centipede and Bermuda grass lawns. TARR disease can   More
 
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Incentive Program Fuels Propane Purchases


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Since the Propane Mower Incentive Program began three years ago, almost 3,000 applications have been submitted by landscape contractors seeking funds to purchase propane-powered mowers, or convert t   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Billy Goat Industries Acquired


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Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Briggs & Stratton recently acquired Billy Goat Industries of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The purchase is estimated to have been $26 million. Billy Goat manufactures s   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

$50 Million Funded Toward Water Reuse Projects


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The U.S. Secretary of the Interior announced that the federal government will invest $50 million in water reuse and conservation projects in 12 western states, according to a press release. The f   More
 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Landscape Owner Commits $7.2 Million Tax Fraud


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The owner of landscape business “Las Tres Mujeres” in Parksley, Delaware, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count each of conspiracy to defraud the governm   More
 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Toro Record Second Quarter Results


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The Toro Company reported net earnings of $93.8 million, or $1.64 per share, on a net sales increase of 10.9 percent to $826.2 million for its second quarter, which ended May 1, 2015. These results    More
 
Monday, May 25, 2015

‘Robin’ Leaves Nest with Sizeable Seed Money


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In Dallas, Austin and Houston, the new lawn care service provider Robin launched last week. The Dallas-based company lets users price, schedule and pay for lawn maintenance services online; it charg   More
 
Monday, May 25, 2015