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NALP predicts top five landscaping trends of 2020 Email
Written by NALP   
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 05:00 AM

2020 landscape trendsThe National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) recently announced its annual list of top trends anticipated to influence landscape design and maintenance. The predictions are based on data and experiences from landscape professionals across the nation.

The five trends identified are:

Perennial top performers are reliable plants for Colorado landscapes Email
Written by Dr. Jim Klett   
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 04:00 AM

Millenium ornamental onionThe Colorado State University (CSU) flower trial garden has announced its perennial “top performers” for 2019. The perennial trials are a two-year program for cultivars that are new within the last three years. These six plants demonstrated vigor, uniformity, floriferousness, and tolerance to the environmental conditions.

GreenCO announces 2020 legislative priorities Email
Written by Jay Hicks   
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 04:00 AM

Colorado state capitolThe 72nd  Colorado General Assembly convened today, January 8th. Ahead of this legislative session, GreenCO lobbyists prepared its 2020 legislative priorities for the Colorado green industry. Six areas of focus include water, industry regulation, infrastructure funding, sales and use tax, pesticide regulation, and education.

DOL issues more clarification on FLSA compliance Email
Written by Dept of Labor   
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 02:00 AM

FLSA complianceThe U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued two new opinion letters this week that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The letters are responses to specific questions asked of DOL and are official clarifications of how the law applies in the circumstances presented in the letter.

Blue hues in the spotlight for 2020 Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 01:00 AM

PANTONE 19-4052 Classic BlueShades of blue seem poised to dominate color palettes in 2020. Landscape designers may look to incorporate more of the color into their projects for the year.

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