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 •  October 30, 2017

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has utilized LiveWall’s green wall system to showcase the possibilities of vertical gardening. The conservatory was founded in 1893 and has served as a leader in sustainability, conservation and green building design among public gardens. Phipps strives to promote...

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 •  October 30, 2017

During the 2017 GIE+EXPO, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announced the winners of its Propane Leadership Award. PERC recognized Louisiana landscape contractor Rotolo Consulting, Inc. and Pennsylvania dealer R.S. Hollinger & Son, Inc. with the second annual award. Both Brandt Martin with RCI and Lynn Hollinger with R.S. Hollinger &...

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 •  October 27, 2017

Scientists have recently discovered a deadly plant disease that’s infecting fir trees in the Pacific Northwest. This “European” strain of sudden oak death (Phytophthora ramorum) appeared in southwest Oregon a few years back, and it was known to spread to fir trees in Europe. This disease has killed millions of tanoak trees and several oak tree...

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 •  October 27, 2017

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently released a new virtual reality (VR) video of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, Texas, which the society says bridges a highway and reunites a part of Dallas.Intended to entice viewers into taking a vivid journey through this park built over the highway, ASLA says the video is narrated by...

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 •  October 27, 2017

Permeable pavement and permeable pavers have been available for decades, but many contractors still have the impression that the permeable interlocking concrete pavers (PICP) are best used in commercial or municipal settings. While it is true that permeable pavers are ideal for these applications, they also offer a wealth of benefits for homeowners...

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 •  October 26, 2017

At last week’s GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky, WORX introduced a few of its new products, including batteries, chainsaws, pole saws and more. Battery WORX unveiled the new 20V MAX 4.0 Ah battery, which the company says features twice the run time of the 20V 2.0 Ah battery. This, WORX says, enables users to get more from their lawn and garden...

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 •  October 26, 2017

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) is kicking off its fifth annual “Mowing Patterns Contest.” Unique mowing patterns that are produced with mowing equipment qualify for entry. The submissions must be from STMA members and previous winners will not be considered. Members of the organization are encouraged to submit their entries via...

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 •  October 26, 2017

As landscapers set about helping homeowners’ properties recover from Hurricane Irma, the Ocoee police have had 12 cases of stolen equipment in the past week. One of the landscapers robbed was Simon Weafer, owner of TLM Landscaping, which has been in business for 12 years. “We had a lot of equipment ready for helping our customers and the community...

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 •  October 25, 2017

During the 2017 GIE+EXPO last week, Bob-Cat introduced its new XRZ Pro RS zero-turn mower to the market. This new addition is designed with the entry-level commercial landscaper in mind both with the features included and the price point. Operators have the option of a 48-, 52- or 61-inch deck and the model is powered by a Kawasaki FX Series...

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 •  October 25, 2017

Landscapers had their first chance to look at and operate JCB’s latest compact track loaders during GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky, last week. The 210T is a radial lift model and the 215T is its vertical lift counterpart. The 210T and 215T are both powered by the 74-horsepower JCB Diesel by Kohler engine, which is Tier 4 Final. “Not only is it...