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From increasing a home’s value to creating private havens, connecting people to nature and benefitting ...

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Landscaping changes made on the 150-acre Intel Corp. campus, which houses more than 6,000 employees ...

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The application of digital technology to landscaping continues to blossom. Beyond the full-blown design programs ...

Landscaping company mistakenly cuts wrong man’s trees

Landscaping company mistakenly cuts wrong man’s trees

A disabled veteran in Central Texas came home to an unpleasant surprise on Friday, July 24, when he saw a huge pile of brush covering his sidewalk. The mess was created ...

Pool deck fire spread by fake palm trees

Pool deck fire spread by fake palm trees

The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino’s rooftop pool deck caught fire on Saturday, July 25, with fake palm trees and high winds feeding the blaze. Two individuals were treated for smoke inhalation, Las Vegas ...

Southeastern Equipment adds sales representatives, service manager

Southeastern Equipment adds sales representatives, service manager

Southeastern Equipment has named TJ Gleason as sales representative at the Perrysburg, Ohio branch. His responsibilities include selling the equipment lines that the branch represents, which include Case, Kobelco, Eager Beaver ...

American to head Bayer unit developing products for landscapers

American to head Bayer unit developing products for landscapers

Dr. Jacqueline Applegate, a longtime executive with Bayer, has been named head of the corporation’s Environmental Science unit, the non-agricultural business operations division of Bayer CropScience. The Environmental Science unit ...

Texas landscaper’s HOA forces him to remove xeriscaping

Texas landscaper’s HOA forces him to remove xeriscaping

A homeowners association (HOA) in north Texas recently forced a resident to remove his property’s xeriscaping – landscaping specifically designed to require little or no irrigation. Stephen Bender, a landscaper, ...

Landscapers have front-row seat as ethanol fight rages on

Landscapers have front-row seat as ethanol fight rages on

For landscape professionals, the controversy over the ethanol content of gasoline is worth keeping an eye on, especially if you’re a fan of prizefights. The knockdown, drag-out contest features two ...

Landscape designer, contractor, client collaborate beautifully

Landscape designer, contractor, client collaborate beautifully

An eyesore on an Oregon vineyard’s hillside morphs into a magical water garden; the story behind Pfeiffer Winery’s special outdoorscape Five years ago visitors gathering at the Pfeiffer Winery, some six ...

NALP: June is the time to reinforce emphasis on safety

NALP: June is the time to reinforce emphasis on safety

The landscaping industry is made up of nearly 400,000 businesses and has one of the highest OSHA-identified hazard rates in the United States. Clearly, the industry needs to focus on improving ...

Confidence in the equipment financing market declines slightly; execs rate economy as “fair”

Confidence in the equipment financing market declines slightly; execs rate economy as “fair”

Confidence in the equipment finance market declined slightly from April to May, according to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation’s Monthly Confidence Index. The foundation, a non-profit that conducts research on ...

OSHA teams with National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention for “Don’t Fry Day”

OSHA teams with National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention for “Don’t Fry Day”

As outdoor temperatures begin to rise, so does the chance of illnesses related to working outside. Heat stress and overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause deadly effects – ...

Five reasons your clients should consider ‘bee-scaping’

Five reasons your clients should consider ‘bee-scaping’

‘Bee-scaping’ invites struggling population into your clients’ yards As bee populations decline, public awareness of the problem – known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) – is increasing. More Americans also are ...

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