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State Issues Historic Water Restrictions


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California Governor Jerry Brown is asking for state landscapes to turn from green to brown.  The snow level in California is the lowest it’s been in 65 years, prompting him to issue mandator   More
 
Monday, April 6, 2015

April is National Lawn Care Month


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Knowing how important it is to promote lawn care and educate consumers, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly PLANET), and the Lawn Institute want to heighten public awarene   More
 
Monday, April 6, 2015

Landscape Contractor Recovers Business after Fire


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When a 2013 fire engulfed Scott’s Landscaping in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, owner Scott Burk was determined to prevent his business from going down in flames. Now, 16 months later, Burk is finally   More
 
Friday, April 3, 2015

City Proposes Landscape Restrictions


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Mulch fires have plagued the city of Harrisonburg, Virginia, for almost a year. One local business, O’Neil’s Grill, switched their landscape from mulch to rocks after a lit cigarette caused a de   More
 
Friday, April 3, 2015

Shame-Induced Lawn Maintenance


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New signs posted on residential lawns in the borough of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, may be an opportunity for local landscape contractors to add to their routes. Borough officials recently decided t   More
 
Thursday, April 2, 2015

$80,000 in Potential Lawn and Snow Aid for Seniors


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Since outside maintenance  of their property is tough on a lot of seniors, officials in Brook Park, Ohio, may start a unique program of vouchers to help senior citizens pay crews to cut lawns a   More
 
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Holganix Partners with Pearl Valley Farms


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Holganix LLC has announced a partnership with Illinois-based Pearl Valley Farm’s Healthy Grow fertilizer line, to produce an organic-based granular fertilizer called Holganix Granular with Healthy   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Rainwater Harvesting Ban Over


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For a long time, it was illegal for Colorado homeowners to collect rain water on their roofs. That changed recently when House Bill 1259 passed by a bipartisan vote of 45-20. With the new measur   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Landscape with Crushed Glass


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Jeff Anderson, a cooperative extension agent in Las Cruces, New Mexico, has a novel idea--he uses crushed glass as "top dressing" in his yard in order to reduce water costs. "Through simple evap   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Water Police


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With California’s drought reaching scary proportions, cities like Ripon are approving the hiring of a part-time water enforcement coordinator. These “water police” will specialize in making su   More
 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015