Local landscaper adds national certification to state license

Published: Monday, January 13, 2014 at 05:15 PM.

"It promotes sound irrigation processes," LaRue explained. "It sets standards and elevates the whole industry."

No other horticulture companies in the Crestview area have the state level license, LaRue said. Only "about half a dozen" in Panhandle have the Irrigation Association certification.

Currently Horticultural Services Group is in its "winter lull," although LaRue said he expects calls from customers whose systems were damaged by the recent sub-freezing weather.

"We will be replacing some backflows where people didn't winterize their systems," he said.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or brianh@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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