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EPA report: Lawn fertilization is good for water quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pulled together a “panel of experts” to look at lawns, lawn care and the impact lawns have on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. >>More

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Brickman acquired by investment firm KKR

Private equity firm KKR agreed in November to acquire The Brickman Group for $1.6 billion from Leonard Green & Partners and other shareholders. >>More

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Ohio sues landscaping business owner

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit against Thomas Huber Jr. for operating faulty landscaping services. >>More

4Private equity firm to acquire JDL
Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice agreed in late October to acquire John Deere Landscapes in a deal valued at about $465 million. >>More
54 mistakes that generate complaints
Angie's list reported on the four most common complaints about lawn care services. >>More
6ServiceMaster blames TruGreen for poor Q2
The ServiceMaster Co.'s second-quarter 2013 results fell short of CEO Rob Gillette's expectations.
Editor's note: See No. 10 below! >>More

7LM150: The Green Industry's largest companies
The industry’s top 150 revenue-generating firms logged a combined $7,689,821,749 in 2012 annual revenue — up 2 percent from 2011. >>More
8What's behind the honeybee decline?
A federal report offered a few clues as to why honeybees are struggling to survive. Industry professionals were surprised by the answer. >>More
9Time for an exit? 5 questions to ask yourself
Bryan Clayton, former owner of Peach Tree Landscapes in Nashville, Tenn., shared his first-hand experience. >>More
10ServiceMaster slates TruGreen separation
In November The ServiceMaster Co. unveiled plans to spin off the TruGreen business. >>More

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