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Proposed EPA Water Rule Strives For Broad Control of Irrigation


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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being accused of making a federal “power grab” for all the water in the nation. Under the draft of their proposed regulation, the “waters of the Un   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Say Goodbye to Oil Changes


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Briggs & Stratton, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, has developed a lawn mower engine that never needs its oil changed. While this new design is the result of consumer research, collected by the company,    More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Landscape Contractor Redefines the Term ‘Hero’


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Many children dream of becoming firefighters and police officers, the type of careers that are traditionally associated with being a ‘hero.’ For one long-ago child, being a hero meant helping wi   More
 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Turf Firm Sues School District


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In Garland, Texas, FieldTurf USA is suing the Garland Independent School District (GISD) over a project to install seven athletic fields. FieldTurf is upset because it was the lowest bidder among fi   More
 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

STMA 2015 Board of Directors


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The Sports Turf Managers Associations (STMA) in Lawrence, Kansas, has announced its board of directors for 2015. Allen Johnson, Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) and fields manager for the Gree   More
 
Monday, February 9, 2015

State Allows Oil Drilling Waste to Contaminate Aquifers


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As the state of California enters its fourth year of historic drought conditions, the existing water supply can’t seem to catch a break. New discoveries in an Associated Press report reveal that u   More
 
Monday, February 9, 2015

Mulch Maker Steals Water from City


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Through the years 2007 and 2012, Nicholas Vene stole $100,000 in water from the New Jersey Municipal Utilities Authority in Holmdel. He was sentenced in to five years’ probation and 500 hours of c   More
 
Friday, February 6, 2015

Prison Time for Selling Boss’ Landscape Equipment


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Last year, an employee of Martin’s Landscaping in Bellefontaine, Ohio, decided to celebrate Mother’s Day in an unusual way. David Botner opened the doors to his boss’ warehouse and sold off co   More
 
Friday, February 6, 2015

Landscaping for Energy Conservation


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In light of these eco-efficient times, landscape design for energy conservation just makes sense. Research by the Oklahoma State University shows that energy savings to the homeowner can be big with   More
 
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Landscape Company Sets Record for Safety Violations


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The tragic death of employee Bradley Hogue will cost Washington-based Pacific Topsoils $199,000; sixteen safety violations were found. This accident highlights the importance of having a good safety   More
 
Thursday, February 5, 2015