TAG: Florida

LM Gallery: January 2019

January 16, 2019By
LM Growth Summit 2018 (Photo: Seth Jones)

Check out a few of the places where the LM team made its rounds recently. read more

Ewing opens 2 new Florida locations

January 23, 2018By

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply recently opened two new Florida locations in St. Petersburg and Naples. The St. Petersburg store’s product selection includes lawn and ornamental, irrigation, hardscapes, sports fields, golf course, landscape and tree supplies and safety products. It’s one of 13 full-service Ewing locations in Florida. “The opening of Ewing St. Petersburg allows us to serve all of... read more

Florida county demands approval for new irrigation projects

July 19, 2017By

According to a new code enacted in April 2016, irrigation professionals in Alachua County, an unincorporated county in Florida, must now seek county approval—and pay an application fee—for all new irrigation systems installed. In its first year, the county saved 9 million gallons of water due to the code. It’s also denied, at least during the initial review, of as many... read more

Florida company to pay $3M after fatal bike crash

July 12, 2017By

The widow of a cyclist who died in 2011 when he collided with a parked truck owned by a landscaping company was awarded $3 million in damages late last month. E&S Landscaping, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based full service landscape company originally faced a $50 million lawsuit, a judge determined the deceased man shouldered the majority of the fault and awarded... read more

Juniper acquires Turner Tree in Florida

December 12, 2016By

Juniper, a landscape company based in Fort Myers, Fla., acquired Turner Tree and Landscape in Bradenton, Fla. The company will now operate under the name “Turner Tree—a Juniper Company.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Turner’s great reputation and common vision for providing quality landscape services made the acquisition a win-win,” said Brandon Duke, COO for Juniper. “We will... read more

Florida’s water supply to be insufficient by 2070

November 22, 2016By

Soon, California might not be the only state where landscape companies are forced to comply with water-conserving landscape practices. A new study released Nov. 15 found that increased development across Florida could double the state’s water consumption over the next half century, the Miami Herald reports. Without massive improvements in conservation efforts, including landscaping practices, experts believe the state’s water supply will be insufficient and unable to... read more