A Season to Plant

The season within the landscape maintenance industry most commonly associated with growth, is waning. The additional sunlight and warm weather we have had, helped to promote plant growth as well as unwanted weeds. Keeping the landscape trimmed and flower beds weed free continues to be a big challenge this time of year. The end of summer and the beginning of fall becomes one of our busiest and challenging seasons as our enviable warm weather usually moves right through mid-October. This …

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California’s Unprecedented Minimum Wage Increase

The California legislature has passed an unprecedented statewide minimum wage hike. By 2023, the minimum wage across California will be $15 an hour. Adjusted for inflation, this will be higher than any statewide minimum wage in U.S. history. It will also be higher than the national minimum wage of any country in the world. The real increase will be even greater in inland and rural areas that have lower costs of living. When fully implemented, this law will cover one-third …

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Big Changes in Rebate Program

Southern California water board replenishes turf-removal rebate fund “In addition to increasing funding, the MWD board also made changes to the way turf-removal rebates are calculated by establishing tiers based on the amount of turf being removed. Residential customers can receive $2 per square foot for up to 3,000 square feet of turf removed, or as much as $6,000. Commercial and other non-residential applicants are eligible for a turf-removal incentive of $1 per square foot up to a total annual …

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