Lawn-care companies wilting

MIDDLETOWN — The brutal summer heat has cooled demand for many small landscaping businesses, adding distress to a sector already hurt by the recession. Last month, temperatures were above normal along the East Coast and several central U.S. states, with some cities – such as Hartford, Conn., Providence, R.I., and Washington – breaking records, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

The Wall Street Journal


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