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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 ...

New app puts customers in control of scheduling lawn care

New app puts customers in control of scheduling lawn care

New application software available in Detroit, Michigan, and surrounding suburbs enables users to order and pay for lawn services on demand, rather than scheduling the work offline. The app’s developers ...

RZ Industries pitches latest filtration mask to landscapers

RZ Industries pitches latest filtration mask to landscapers

In the busiest season for landscapers – not to mention the hottest and (usually) driest – it may be a good time to check out RZ Industries’ M2-Mesh Air Filtration ...

Season’s gasoline prices moving to lowest level in six years

Season’s gasoline prices moving to lowest level in six years

Whether you’re buying it to move your crew from point A to point B or to run your equipment once you get there, you’re going to buy gasoline. There’s no ...

Texas residents seek OK to landscape with native plants

Texas residents seek OK to landscape with native plants

Several residents in Temple, Texas, have asked the city council to consider changing an ordinance prohibiting the planting of native plant species on properties within the city limits. The regulation ...

Water restrictions challenge California’s cemetery caretakers

Water restrictions challenge California’s cemetery caretakers

California cemeteries are struggling to meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for a statewide reduction in water use while continuing to maintain the appearance of their grounds. In Sacramento, Lisa West, the ...

Deere: Don’t let the heat compromise mowing safety

Deere: Don’t let the heat compromise mowing safety

Now that we’re entering the heart of summer, landscaping professionals in many areas of the country are spending about eight hours a day under a blistering sun. That kind of ...

Fire interrupts, but doesn’t destroy, landscaper’s new business

Fire interrupts, but doesn’t destroy, landscaper’s new business

An Arizona landscaper is getting help from clients and friends to rebuild his business after his truck and equipment were destroyed by fire late last month. Dennis Hernandez told the ...

Landscapers use Plowz & Mowz to find new customers, jobs

Landscapers use Plowz & Mowz to find new customers, jobs

A new computer application that delivers on-demand snow plowing and lawn mowing services is not only changing the way homeowners find and schedule these services but also how landscapers connect ...

E15 affects landscapers’ equipment, everyone’s environment

E15 affects landscapers’ equipment, everyone’s environment

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to take up an appellate court decision that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to expand the current ethanol blend in gasoline from ...

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