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Hoax Scares New York Mower Owners


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Landscape contractors in New York got a big scare recently, when a rumor began to circulate that all riding lawn mowers had to undergo mandatory inspections by August 15. If the mowers were not   More
 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ODOT Attempts to Fire Contractor


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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) ordered Linkel Company, Batesville, Indiana, to stop all work on ODOT projects after receiving numerous complaints as well as a serious traffic accident.   More
 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Contractor’s Revenue Boosted 1,400 Percent


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After a training exercise injured his vision, Kevin Knight was honorably discharged from the Army. He then went back to school, getting both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. In 200   More
 
Monday, July 21, 2014

City Cycles for Green Landscapes


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He was inspired by an article in an industry trade magazine about a parks department in Michigan that uses bicycles and trailers to haul their landscape gear. Patrick McIntosh, landscape hortic   More
 
Monday, July 21, 2014

Suspected Mower Theft Kingpin Arrested


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The alleged head of a lawn mower theft ring was recently arrested in Newberry County, South Carolina. The suspect, Santerrio Montinez Smith, 25, led authorities on a wild goose chase until he f   More
 
Friday, July 18, 2014

Montgomery County Water Rates to Rise


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Because of the costs of new distribution systems, water rates in Montgomery County, Texas, are increasing. Starting September 1, the groundwater reduction plan fees on consumers’ water bills will    More
 
Friday, July 18, 2014

Blowers Stolen at Gunpoint


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Mow, blow and go took on a new meaning for a landscape contractor in Atlanta, Georgia, when two men held him at gunpoint for his leaf blowers. The victim said that two men emerged from a black Ford    More
 
Thursday, July 17, 2014

PLANET Announces Two New Industry Awards


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PLANET announced the creation of two new awards that will showcase the skills and entrepreneurial spirit of outstanding industry professionals. The new categories will recognize women and young entr   More
 
Thursday, July 17, 2014

City Offers Rebates for Landscape Overhauls


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Residents of Pflugerville, Texas, are working to save water and re-incorporate native plants into their ecosystem, as communities in Central Texas continue another year of drought. The city has    More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Workers Trained in Heat Safety


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As temperatures rise in Bend, Oregon, local landscaping contractor Mountain Sky Landscaping is educating its workers in heat safety. “It feels hotter in the blazing sun, but yeah, it’s hot,” s   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014