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Landscape Architecture Pioneer Immortalized


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The man famous for designing some of this country’s landmark landscapes--New York City’s Central Park, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, and Niagara Falls State Reserve among th   More
 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

MTD Products Buys Robotic Mower Company


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The robots are coming. And they could eventually change the turf maintenance business in a big way. MTD Products, Inc., the Cleveland, Ohio-based parent company of Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Remingt   More
 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Free Nozzle Program Saves Billions of Gallons of Water


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An estimated nine billion gallons of water have been saved in Southern California by the water conservation program, FreeSprinklerNozzles.com. The program is the result of a partnership between The    More
 
Monday, February 2, 2015

On-Demand Apps for Snow Removal


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Snow-removal contractors are getting their own versions of the ridesharing services Uber and Lyft. Two companies, “Plowz and Mowz,” based in Syracuse, New York, and “PlowMe,” Weymouth, Massa   More
 
Monday, February 2, 2015

Tree Trimmers Killed by Palm Fronds


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Two tree trimmers have died in North Las Vegas, Nevada, in two separate incidents, in less than a month’s time, in the same neighborhood, by the same means. The cause of death in both cases was s   More
 
Friday, January 30, 2015

Landscape Contractor Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion and Bribery


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A seasoned landscape contractor from East Orange, New Jersey, seems to have chosen his passion for money over his passion for doing solid work. Now the 79-year-old faces up to ten years in prison.    More
 
Friday, January 30, 2015

Raise a Glass to Invasive Plants


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“If you can’t beat ‘em, make cocktails out of them.” That’s what two women seemed to be saying at a recent event they held at a nature center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The pair demon   More
 
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Landscape Inspections—New Revenue Stream?


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Most prospective home buyers wouldn’t dream of buying a house, especially an older one, without having it inspected first. Often, lenders require such inspections before they’ll extend a mortga   More
 
Thursday, January 29, 2015

More Water for El Paso


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There are some big changes coming to the way the city of El Paso, Texas, deals with irrigation and drinking water. Three projects are under way that officials say will also relieve flooding, improv   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

City Replaces Turf


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Several acres of city-owned turf in Roseville, California, will be replaced with water-saving plants. The decision to replace the grass with drought-tolerant shrubs and small trees was made, in part   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015