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State Attorney General Sues Contractor


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The West Virginia Attorney General has filed a complaint against John Teague, owner of John’s Tree Service and Landscaping in Raleigh Country, West Virginia. The complaint cites multiple instances   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Industry Supports STARS Act


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Landscape contractors, among other industries that employ seasonal workers, are getting behind the STARS Act of 2014, which has been proposed in the U.S. Congress. The act aims to simplify the l   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Drought Causes New Rules


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The ongoing drought has forced elected officials in Amarillo, Texas, to revise their rules regarding commercial landscapes. Starting September 5th, only half of the material on businesses’ landsca   More
 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Company to Pay Back Wages


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A landscape company owes 164 employees a cumulative $185,270 in back wages and damages. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division determined that Frank Carson L   More
 
Monday, August 18, 2014

Tree Trimming Helicopter Crash


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Tree trimming services don’t usually involve a helicopter—especially not one piloted by the tree trimmer. But that was the story in Logan County, Ohio, when a pilot lost control of his tree trim   More
 
Monday, August 18, 2014

Buyer Beware: E-15 Might Cost You More Than You Think


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Contractors near the Midwest might want to think twice before pumping gas, because eighty or so stations in the region now carry E-15. The ethanol-blend fuel, according to many sources, can   More
 
Friday, August 15, 2014

Contractor Dumps Mess on City Property


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Cleaning up after yourself is one of the first that you’re taught as a child. But according to police in Gloucester Township, New Jersey, Donald Grasso, owner of Grasso’s Landscaping Servic   More
 
Friday, August 15, 2014

Back Wages Cost Landscape Company Big Bucks


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Labor regulators in Salem, Oregon, say that a local landscape company has paid more than $20,000 to cover back wages to its employees. According to regulators, Green Thumb Landscaping failed   More
 
Thursday, August 14, 2014

HOA Bans Synthetic Turf


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Even though Murphy, Texas, is one of several cities in the state under Stage 3 watering restrictions, a local HOA still fought to ban synthetic turf. After debating the issue, Murphy’s city co   More
 
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Who Has the Healthiest Roots in America?


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On a quest to unearth the healthiest turf roots in America, Holganix announced its second annual “Holganix Roots for You!” competition. Set for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the competition is div   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014