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May242017

Cal Poly SLO to Build Solar Farm

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 In addition to environmental benefits, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo expects to save about $17 million on energy costs over 20 years from the installation of 18.5 acres of solar panels.    Slated for Completion in Winter 2017 As part of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's Net Zero Plan, the university wil...

Apr272017

Lighting Historic Trees

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Lighting Historic TreesIlluminating a Canopy Without Damaging a Tree by Alli Rael, LC/DBM   This home in Miami Beach, Fla., has five historic banyan trees that are more than 100 years old. Tom Crowley of Paradise Landscape Lighting was tasked with their illumination, given the challenge that loc...

Apr262017

7 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Growing a Landscape Company

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By Mark Bradley, president of TBG Landscape On Bradley's list is to, ''Understand how many hours of work you are selling - and don't sell more than you have available, level the workload if you want to work efficiently.'' Don't take on more than you can deliver.   Despite what we've achieved, I ...

Apr202017

TEN FACTS ABOUT GOLF IN CELEBRATION OF EARTH DAY 2017

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Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and USGA offer facts on water and environment Download and share facts about golf for Earth DayLawrence, Kan. (April 11, 2017) – Golf is a sport for a lifetime that delivers more than 2 million jobs and $69 billion in annual economic impact ...

Apr192017

SolarOne Solutions, Inc. Acquires Inovus Solar, Inc.

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SolarOne Solutions, Inc. Acquires Inovus Solar, Inc. One would be hard pressed to find two more complementary companies...  On Feb. 16, 2017, SolarOne Solutions (www.solarone.net) of Needham, Mass., acquired Inovus Solar, Inc., of Boise, Idaho. All Inovus Solar personnel immediately become p...

Apr132017

Five courses that put the green back in golf

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Annette Thompson, USA TODAY Green Living magazine The major trend in golf courses these days is a more natural experience. Sure, golfers and course superintendents still want emerald fairways and obsessively tended putting greens. But the more natural the course, the closer the experience is to nat...

Apr52017

Landscaping Firm Invests Profits in Habitat Restoration

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Contracting for the environment. Back to Natives Restoration (BTN), Santa Ana, Calif., is a nonprofit landscape-contracting firm that uses the funds it raises from commercial and residential landscaping services to restore habitat on public lands. At this residential property, BTN staff and volun...