TAG: Maryland

Five Questions: Casey Hurd

January 23, 2019By
Casey Hurd (Photo: Seth Jones)

Casey Hurd Manager member Greenscapes LandCare, Worton, Md. 1. How big is your family? I have a wife, two daughters and a big 100-pound yellow lab. My family keeps me organized and on my toes. With two young kids, you have to stick to routines to make things less hectic. Quinn is 4, Tessa is 1 … Gomer, the lab,... read more

People on the Move: LawnStarter, Canopy, Vectorworks hire new leadership; Ruppert shuffles Maryland branch managers

February 8, 2017By

LawnStarter, an on-demand maintenance service, hired Zak Cocos as vice president of growth. Cocos began his career at Indeed, where he advanced from intern to senior director of growth marketing in six years. In his time there, he increased website traffic from 80 million unique visitors per month to more than 200 million unique visitors per month. Canopy Lawn Care hired Keith Freeman as the company’s... read more

RISE, companies sue Montgomery County over pesticide ban

November 22, 2016By

Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE), along with six local businesses and seven residents of Montgomery County, Md., filed a lawsuit on Nov. 21 that challenges the passage of the county’s pesticide ban. “Our nearly two-year challenge to the passage of Bill 52-14 continues with today’s court filing,” said Aaron Hobbs, RISE president. “Along with impacted county businesses and... read more

A Jump Start to Spring

February 11, 2016By

Early-season herbicide applications can help LCOs get on top of the heavy spring workload. For Mark Leahy, spring is his busiest, most stressful time of year for one main reason: the weather. “If the weather would cooperate, spring wouldn’t be so stressful,” says Leahy, president of Blades of Green, a $5.3-million company in Edgewater, Md. “It all depends on Mother... read more

Big Picture: Garden oasis

April 15, 2015By

  LOCATION: Washington, D.C. COMPANY: Botanical Decorators, Olney, Md.  THE DETAILS: The clients wanted a modern garden to serve as the main entrance to their newly renovated townhouse. The space needed to accommodate the needs of three dogs, two cats and two urban professionals amid satisfying the uses of dining, cooking, entertaining and gardening. Botanical Decorators installed artificial turf for... read more

Maryland county faces proposed pesticide ban

October 30, 2014By

George Leventhal, county council VP of Montgomery County, Md., introduced a bill to restrict pesticides used on lawns in the county, according to Bethesda Magazine.  The ban targets pesticides linked to possible health concerns. It requires the county to assemble a pest management plan to assess the damage caused by pests to determine the necessity of using pesticides on them. “There are... read more