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U.S. gasoline prices continue to trend lower

U.S. gasoline prices continue to trend lower

With the average price for unleaded gasoline falling for 14 days straight, landscapers can look forward to the lowest Labor Day weekend gasoline prices since 2004. The continued low price of ...

Evatech: It only takes one finger to operate 22T mower

Evatech: It only takes one finger to operate 22T mower

Evatech, a manufacturer of remote-controlled mowers, has introduced a new model, the “Hybrid Goat 22T.” Evatech’s machines are designed to handle mowing on steep slopes and other difficult terrain. The 22T ...

How to rake in the revenue with fall landscaping

How to rake in the revenue with fall landscaping

Earnings opportunities in the landscaping business are easy to overlook in the fall. Summer lawn mowing is winding down, along other services tied to the growing season. Yet, as the ...

Citing poor service, city’s residents balk at landscaping tax

Citing poor service, city’s residents balk at landscaping tax

Some residents of Morgan Hill, California, don’t think they’re getting their money’s worth for the annual tax they pay to fund landscaping services for shared areas of residential neighborhoods. The city ...

Stihl touts backpack blower for pros featuring electric start

Stihl touts backpack blower for pros featuring electric start

Stihl says its BR 450 and BR 450 C-EF backpack blowers are packed with new features to ensure operator comfort and convenience, as well as improvements that make the machines ...

Landscaper pinned against tree by running lawn mower

Landscaper pinned against tree by running lawn mower

An 18-year-old landscaper from North Reading, Massachusetts, had to have his leg extracted by firefighters after it was pinned between a tree and a running lawn mower on Friday, July ...

As artificial turf grows, producers of natural grass wince

As artificial turf grows, producers of natural grass wince

With Mother Nature in his corner – not to mention a cheering section comprising nine out of 10 Americans, according to a recent Harris Poll – you’d think Tobey Wagner ...

Honda poised to introduce new products for landscapers

Honda poised to introduce new products for landscapers

It’s going to be a few days before we can share what we learned at a Honda media event outside San Diego this week. Honda certainly isn’t the only equipment ...

What you need to know about rose rosette disease

What you need to know about rose rosette disease

There are plenty of plant diseases out there, and while some can be treated or prevented the worst are the ones that have no cure. Rose rosette disease, or RRD, is ...

Soccer hero champions use of natural turf

Soccer hero champions use of natural turf

The 2015 Women’s World Cup final match became the highest-rated and most-watched soccer game ever to air in the United States. Not only did it turn the world’s attention to ...

Government to keep buying landscaping equipment

Government to keep buying landscaping equipment

Market researchers are predicting a robust year for sales of landscaping equipment to government entities. Onvia, a Seattle-based company that provides businesses with information to help them secure government contracts, counts ...

Faulty chute deflector leads to recall of Simplicity mowers

Faulty chute deflector leads to recall of Simplicity mowers

Briggs & Stratton has recalled about 2,800 Simplicity-branded zero-turn mowers and garden tractors due to potential failures of the chute deflector. The chute deflector is intended to prevent projectiles from being ...

OPEI president warns of negative long-term effects of turf removal

OPEI president warns of negative long-term effects of turf removal

In Southern California alone, homeowners responding to the state’s four-year drought “are on track to remove over 170 million square feet of turf,” according to the Metropolitan Water District there. ...

California city moves closer to ban on gas-powered blowers

California city moves closer to ban on gas-powered blowers

Three out of five council members from Sonoma County, California, have indicated they favor banning the use of gas-powered leaf blowers in town and a partial ban on the use ...

New book promotes landscaping that lessens allergies

New book promotes landscaping that lessens allergies

Landscapers can make outdoor areas more comfortable for those who suffer from allergies and asthma by planting female plants instead of males, according to author Thomas Ogren. In his book, The ...

Your landscaping workers need water, rest and shade

Your landscaping workers need water, rest and shade

Summer temperatures are high and rising, so it’s important to take the threat of heat-related illnesses seriously. And while that’s true for everyone, it’s especially important for landscapers, who spend ...

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