Profiles
May 31, 2018 – A double amputee has not let his physical disability get in the way of pursuing a career in lawn care. Howard Desjarlais of Regina lost his legs as a result of two separate accidents, but provides quality work to his customers on par with someone without a disability.
May 30, 2018 – Elm seeds have been raining down on Edmonton in recent days. The trees are producing more seeds than normal due to the distress they are in.
May 29, 2018 – The future of Canada’s professional turf and grounds maintenance industry is in good hands. From coast to coast, several bright, young superstars have been making a difference in the industry, paving the way for the next wave of up-and-coming professionals. This week, we profile the second (in alphabetical order) of our Top 10 Under 40 roster of selected recipients: T-Jay Creamer.
May 29, 2015 – One of the hottest trends in sustainable landscaping this season is fusion gardening which uses a series of rainwater collection systems and drought-resistant plants to reduce stress on local water systems and municipal water supplies.
May 29, 2018 – If there has been good news related to the recent drought conditions in southern Manitoba, it is that mosquito populations are down... way down. But an entomologist warns that a significant amount of rain could reverse the trend.
May 25, 2018 – Employers and outdoor workers are being urged to exercise caution as hot weather days take hold. Outdoor workers need to watch for signs of heat stress.
May 25, 2018 – Ready, Set, Growl – an Ontario government-sponsored training program – is helping to address the labour shortage issue in landscaping while giving adult students a chance to learn a new skill and find work. The landscaping program also teaches important life skills.
May 24, 2018 – A Cambridge, Ont. man has mowed a 100-foot-long letter "H" into his front lawn as a tribute to the lives lost in the Humboldt, Sask. Broncos hockey team bus tragedy in April. The green grass and yellow dandelions represent the team's colours.
May 23, 2018 – The season's wet weather in southern Ontario may lead to more ticks in the area, an official from the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority says.
May 23, 2018 – Elm trees in Regina will soon be producing seeds in greater amounts than usual, but it's the result of dry conditions in 2017. The city is trying to assure its residents the trees aren't dying and the seeds are simply maturing.
May 22, 2018 – The future of Canada’s professional turf and grounds maintenance industry is in good hands. From coast to coast, several bright, young superstars have been making a difference in the industry, paving the way for the next wave of up-and-coming professionals. This week, we profile the first (in alphabetical order) of our Top 10 Under 40 roster of selected recipients: Wade Borthwick.
May 22, 2018 – Restorative Landscapes, a Toronto-area landscaping firm that specializes in permaculture, is designing bee-friendly environments to help populations of the insect thrive. Pollinator and eco-friendly flowers and greenery are replacing cement planters and hanging baskets in the city's retail area.
May 18, 2018 – Now that sunnier days are here, the City of Windsor, Ont. is looking to catch up on its mowing of parks and sports fields that were recently water-logged.
May 15, 2018 – Horticulturalist Frank Shang has led an interesting life after emigrating from his native China to Vancouver in 2001. He's been a beekeeper, winemaker and TV and radio personality, but has made his mark in landscaping. His company was recently named "best landscaping business" in the 2018 Best of Richmond Awards.
May 15, 2018 – Three Canadian baseball fields – two in Alberta, one in Ontario – have been hit this past week by powerful dust devils. The vertical vortexes of air resemble small tornadoes and occurred each time while games were being played. The anomalies had sufficient power to pick up lawn chairs and other objects to heights surpassing the backstop fences and throw them about.

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