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May 29, 2012

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Article 2 Xeriscaping Tips
o Define the area you want to xeriscape. o Determine what existing features - trees, shrubs, brickwork - you will keep. o Create a system for providing water to plants that need it without ...

Article 2 Landscaper Suffers Flesh-Eating Disease
''He got a cut on his side and took him to the hospital...they treated him, he chose to leave. He got up the next morning it had spread,'' said the man's ex-wife. The infection ...

Article 2 Sealing Hardscapes
Landscape contractors choose pavers because they are a great choice for the foundation of their new elegant outdoor spaces. However, sealing surfaces is an important aspect of hardscape projects ...

Article 2 Turf Grass Alternatives
For water-conscious landscape contractors, there are newly developed grass species that can planted instead of traditional turf grass. Some new grass species can be planted in place of traditional turf grass that don't ...

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Renowned Golf Course Designer Dies
Reduce Worker Fatigue and Injuries
Construction Hiring Slips, But Positions Are Open
Colorado Water Trust Initiates Pilot Water Leasing

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Hot Topic 1 Conservation for Bird Observatory
The Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory's mission is to conserve birds and their habitats. When an opportunity arose in 1996 to establish its headquarters at a historic ...

Hot Topic 1 Helping Special Olympics Kids
Ventrac gives back to the community by putting their equipment and employee-volunteers to work at both the Ida Sue School/Nick Amster Workshop and the Christian Children's Home of Ohio ...

Article 4 Outsourcing Opportunities
The Westbrook City Council approved a 3-year contract to Nature's Design Landscaping of Westbrook to mow at Westbrook High School, and a separate 3-year contract to Knight Property Services. The council's ...

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Article 1 CEOs Say Texas Best for Business, Calif. Worst
An annual survey of American CEOs ranking the best and worst business environments state-by-state showed no surprises and few changes in 2012 - Texas grabbed the top spot and ...

Article 2 Mass. Town Says Yes To Partial Leaf Blower Ban
Local legislators in Arlington, Mass., put their collective foot down this week by making lawn and landscape workers put down their leaf blowers within city limits for five ...

April Housing Numbers Show Growth, Optimism
New residential construction and builder confidence are both on the rise, evidence of a growing consensus that the housing market is on a serious upswing. New residential construction ...

Article 4 Colorado Water Trust Initiates Pilot Water Leasing
Colorado is preparing for drought conditions. According to a Natural Resources Conservation Service forecast, stream flow will be below average to well below average in all basins ...

Article 2 Lighting Up Texas
This massive lighting upgrade project in Tomball, Texas challenged StarShine of Texas to transform a 5-acre landscape into a dazzling display of lighting prowess. StarShine was given a free hand and complete ...

Turf Grass Research
The Turfgrass Science program at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas dedicates itself to providing local and statewide support for golf course, athletic field, and home lawn turf management ...

Article 4 Open Space Becomes Hardscape Retreat
When the owners of Chicago Decking, Inc. wanted to provide their employees with a relaxing open space, they were fortunate to have a blank canvas to work with ...

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