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Sustainability Helps California Company Win Award


Reducing water usage, expanding green waste recycling and increasing efficiencies are key to this property's maintenance plan. More

Solar Research Takes Contractor Across the Globe


Texas-based landscape and irrigation co. owner Kevin Johnson visited a solar energy conference in Spain. More

Green Roof Movement Alive in Maryland


Emory Knoll Farms in northern Harford County, near Baltimore, grows plants for green roofs. More

Builders Learn Green Building Standards


Texas is the number one area in the country where residents are requesting homes with green features, and builders are eager to learn how to make their homes more energy efficient. More

New York Lawn Care Specialist Spreads Green Message


Terry Schmitz, IPM management manager for Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care in Henrietta, gets involved in green projects in the community. More

New Jersey Landscape Company Launches Eco Earth Design


R&S Landscaping's new spin-off emphasizes landscape design focused on resource conservation and bio-diversity. The company serves Bergen, Morris and Passaic counties. More

California Landscape Contractor to Take Living Christmas Trees to Burn Areas


A Dana Point lot owner pledges to plant trees returned to her in burned forest areas. More

"Green" Company Thrives in Struggling Economy


Fort Collins, Colo.-based Clean Air Lawn Care has expanded its green reach from the lawn to include LEED-certified real estate development. More

Florida Company Plants Crop to Fuel Fleet


Brian Shank of Clermont Scapes in Groveland, Fla., planted a 22-acre plot of Jatropha as a cost-effective way to help the environment. He will use the plant to fuel his fleet of 25 diesel trucks. More

Akron, Ohio-based Landscape Architect "Goes Green" Inside and Out


From designing rain gardens to planning and planting a green roof, Lisa King puts the environmental concepts of conservation into practice. More

Landscape Contractor Uses Unusual Tools to "Go Green"


Despite obstacles, Ryan Baker's client list is growing as more people look for environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional landscaping. More

Massachusetts Contractor Expands Company with Sustainable Erosion Control Services


John Engwer invented FilterMitts, large biodegradable hemp tubes filled with compost mulch that stop erosion without disturbing animals, insects or amphibians. More

COMMENTARY: Sustainable Landscaping Major Trend in Retail Development


Contractors should seize the opportunity to capitalize on retail development trends. More

Contractor Incorporates Land Management Program Knowledge into Sustainable Landscape Design


Business ventures committed to design, development, advancement of responsible, low-impact projects. More

Ruppert Builds on Green Movement


The Maryland-based company hopes to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating. More

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