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  A home burglary takes place in the United States every 15 seconds. As a professional ...

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The owner of Edmonton, Alberta-based Good Roots Landscaping has been honored with an award from ...

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The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is offering the Principles of Turfgrass Management certification program online ...

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 ...

9 ways to kill a plant … or not

9 ways to kill a plant … or not

When a plant dies, the landscape looks bad. And so do you. Maybe Mother Nature is to blame, or any one of a host of factors beyond your control. But dead ...

NALP lures new members with offer of free training

NALP lures new members with offer of free training

To attract new members, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP, formerly PLANET) will help landscaping companies get their new technicians “up and running in no more than 15 training ...

Pollinator project receives funding to focus on rights-of-ways in eight states

Pollinator project receives funding to focus on rights-of-ways in eight states

A new partnership between Bayer CropScience (Bayer) and Integrated Vegetation Management Partners (IVM Partners) is aimed at improving pollinator and wildlife habitats on public rights-of-way across eight states. Bayer has ...

Japanese company acquires U.S. landscaping business

Japanese company acquires U.S. landscaping business

Acting on its strategy for expansion into the United States, a Japanese horticulture company acquired its first U.S. landscape firm, Rolling Greens, a 40-year-old business based in Clinton, Maryland, with ...

Required OSHA poster updated, available for download

Required OSHA poster updated, available for download

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has made available the newest version of Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law, a poster that covers workers’ safety rights and employer responsibilities. ...

Gas prices rising at revved-up pace

Gas prices rising at revved-up pace

As April drew to a close, the national average price of a gallon of gasoline hit its highest point since December, according to AAA. After reaching a low of $2.03 ...

Florida homeowner’s association sues over couple’s choice of environmentally friendly landscaping

Florida homeowner’s association sues over couple’s choice of environmentally friendly landscaping

After nearly three years of litigation, a July trial date has been set in a lawsuit over a Florida neighborhood association's complaint that a homeowner’s environmentally friendly choice in landscaping ...

How-to: Get out in front of insects with an IPM

How-to: Get out in front of insects with an IPM

When protecting a landscape from the devastating effects of insects, it’s not enough to simply treat plants and turf with chemicals after pests invade. Professional landscapers have to employ a ...

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