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TAG: Maryland

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

RISE recognizes ProLawnPlus president

August 28, 2014By

During its 24th annual meeting, the Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) recognized Mark Schlossberg, president of ProLawnPlus, with the 2014 Grassroots Excellence Award for his work in Maryland’s legislature and his advocacy for the industry on the local, state and federal levels. As this year’s honoree, Schlossberg has been the catalyst for grassroots in Montgomery County, Md., providing contacts,... read more

Throwback Thursday: May 2007

April 17, 2014By

The Green Industry is by no means mum on its efforts to attract younger generations to the business, especially in regard to convincing them there is, in fact, rewarding career opportunities here. Look no further than the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Student Career Days (SCD) that was held last month at Colorado State University. Then there’s that National Landscape Architecture... read more

Ruppert acquires A R Star

April 3, 2014By

Laytonsville, Md.-based Ruppert Landscape acquired A R Star Services, also located in Maryland and specializing in commercial landscape management services. The transaction includes the purchase of select commercial landscape management contracts—primarily based in northern Baltimore County, trucks and equipment.  “A R Star has built a reputation as a service oriented company with customers who have been with them for many... read more