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H-2B Supporters Gather in Washington Seeking Help from Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.— About 100 supporters of the H-2B seasonal guest worker program, many of them contractors, gathered together on Capitol Hill Wednesday, April 15,...

Green Side Up: 25 Years Dealing With The ‘Cap’

The biggest challenge to the continued growth of our landscape/ lawn service industry is also its most obvious one. There just aren’t enough able...

Travel Log: Record Snow Couldn’t Stop GROWS

The big news at New England Grows 2015 (GROWS) is that there will be two GROWS this year. The largest horticulture event in the...


As of April 1, the Professional Landcare Network will become The National Association of Landscape Professionals. It’s been 10 years since the Associated Landscape Contractors...
Reflections On GE Lawn Grasses

Reflections On GE Lawn Grasses

The possibility that Scotts MiracleGro will release genetically engineered (GE) Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue lawn grasses fascinates me. If this happens, it would...

Focus Moves To NPS Pollution

Regulators divide the source of unwanted pollutants going into our waterways into two broad categories—point source and nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. Industrial and sewage treatment...

Geese Contribute To Nutrient Overloading

Branta Canadensis maxima, the giant Canada goose, was once a popular game bird. This sub species of Canada geese, over-hunted and practically extinct 50...

Preemption: What It Is And Why It Matters

In the helter-skelter and often confusing world of lawn fertilizer regulations across the U.S., some states have preempted local authorities from making their own...

West Winter Outlook a Mixed Bag

Chances of an El Niño put at 60 percent. Click image to enlarge. Photo: The Pacific Northwest...

24 Hours on a Mower Seat

Dixie Chopper's Eli Kean breaks world record for endurance mowing.
Autonomous Snow Plow

Remote-Operated, Autonomous Industrial Snow Plow Hits The Market

Teleo and Storm Equipment have introduced America’s only remote-operated and autonomous industrial snow plow.

Proposed Tax Break For Government Snow Removal Equipment In CA

California Senate Bill 546 proposes an exemption from the state sales and use tax for public entities purchasing dedicated snow removal vehicles.

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Final Bloom Of Beloved “Stumpy” Cherry Tree Is National News

Stumpy, a scraggly cherry tree who became beloved as a symbol of resilience during the pandemic, is marking its last Spring. Seawall rehabilitation of the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. will require its removal in May.
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Lakeside Landscape Project: Manitou Watch

Twin Bay Landscaping designs dunegrasses, a boardwalk, and cozy gathering spaces to honor the lake life.