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November 21, 2011

The city of Glendale, Calif., has began enforcing a prohibition on synthetic turf for front lawns, according to an article in the Glendale News Press. 

The Glendale ban has been in place for three months, according to the article, but code enforcement officers have recently issued six violation notices to property owners who refused to remove the artificial turf from their front yards. Faux grass in the backyard is permitted, however.

November 3, 2011

Dalton, Ga.-based SYNLawn has begun selling its brand of residential synthetic grass at 463 Lowe's stores.

The new program is a continuation of a trial offering conducted in Lowe’s stores in five states earlier this year.  SYNLawn will provide rolls of synthetic turf in the most popular sizes, along with basic installation tools for Lowe’s customers who need smaller amounts of turf and want to install it themselves.

August 31, 2011

A Canada-based franchise operation based on independently owned yard care companies continues to gain traction in the United States. 

Founded in 1970 by an Ontario businessman, Weed Man branched into franchising in 1976. Each operation, which provides complete lawn care service (including fertilization, weed, insect and disease management, as well as aeration and seeding), is locally owned ad operated. 

June 16, 2011

Fair Lawn, N.J.-based Kuiken Brothers opened its ninth location, in Succasunna, N.J. 

The new retail site features a 12-acre, state-of-the-art, drive-through lumber and building materials facility that will serve builders, remodelers and homeowners. 

April 6, 2011

Synthetic grass for DIY projects is coming to the shelves at Lowe's. 

The program will offer four pre-cut and pre-packaged sizes.  Those sizes are 3’ x 11’, 5’ x 7.5’, 7.5’ x 7.5’, and 7.5’ x 11’.  These pre-cut pieces of synthetic turf can be used for a variety of projects ranging from landscaping areas, pet areas, play areas, common areas, garages, basements, roof decks, and outdoor patios.

March 31, 2011

Electric corded lawn mowers accounted for only 6% of the walk-behind market in 2010 — but that’s up from 2.9% in 2009, according to data from consumer research firm The NPD Group.


Soaring fuel prices, tougher government emissions standards and a general trend toward environmental stewardship have given rise to more cordless electric walk mowers and manual mowers, especially for homeowners with smaller lawns. And powered mowers are feeling the trend, as well.


March 22, 2011

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. said it will phase out phosphorus from lawn fertilizers, including the market-leading Scotts Turf Builder brand, by the end of 2012.

Additionally, the Marysville, Ohio-based company said it will sharpen its focus on more efficient and optimized ways to use nitrogen in its lawn fertilizer products. 

March 3, 2011

Over the decades, lawn care has grown into a national passion that has proved to be a resilient home improvement sector, even in tough economies. Sales of lawn mowers, however, are slumping, according to data from Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group. In 2010, the dollar-volume estimate for riding mowers was $1.57 billion, down 11.6% from the prior year. Walk-behind mowers slipped 17.3% to $1.16 billion. Here’s a breakdown of recent consumer activity.

February 22, 2011

Edison, N.J. -- American lawns don't need to be dandelion-free, says the founder of SafeLawns.org. It's much better for them to be healthy for children and other living things. 

That's one of the many green-minded messages Paul Tukey delivered to a small group during the New Jersey Flower & Garden Show here. Tukey is founder of the non-profit pro-environment organization SafeLawns.org

December 5, 2010

A Michigan law passed last week will prohibit the use of phosphorus-containing lawn fertilizers because...

December 1, 2010

Several years ago, the couple down the street -- one of them a landscape architect -- decided to tear out their front lawn and put in a drought tolerant garden. This being Southern California, no one batted an eye. In fact, San Diego Home & Gardens magazine did a photo spread on the project.

September 27, 2010

Connecticut has developed a new cash incentive program to municipalities and schools that scrap their...

September 21, 2008

When RONA, Canada’s largest hardware and gardening retailer, with $6.3 billion in annual sales, announced...

June 5, 2008

Unfavorable weather patterns, lower home values and rising fuel and energy costs conspired to limit...

April 22, 2008

Product categories currently affected by Home Depot's voluntary phase-out include herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, slug baits,...

December 16, 2007

When Norcross, Ga.-based Pike Family Nurseries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month, it became...

December 6, 2007

Bloomington, Minn.-based Toro announced it has acquired Turf Guard, the wireless lawn monitoring technology...

August 1, 2007

Reel mowers, though still far behind gas-powered mowers in terms of sales, are benefiting from...