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Landscape architect David Fowler uses the typical tools of his trade – trees, shrubs, grasses, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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