March 27th

Spring has homeowners across the country itching to dig in the dirt. But in many areas there is still a risk for frost, meaning most plantings – like tender tomatoes, peppers and annuals – should wait until mid-April. Shrubs, trees and perennials are okay to plant now, according to experts. And there are also some […]

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March 24th

Have you heard about TurfMutt’s “Be a Backyard Superhero” essay contest? It’s a chance for two lucky students in grades K-5 to win $5,000 to improve the green spaces at their schools. Teachers and parents can help their students and children enter the contest by assisting them with an online submission or the mail-in entry […]

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March 20th

Now that spring has officially sprung, TurfMutt encourages you to use the first full weekend of the season prepping your yardcare tools so you can keep the green spaces around you healthy. Now is a good time to take stock of what the tools and equipment in your shed or garage look like. Sharpening, cleaning, […]

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March 19th

Attention kids in kindergarten through fifth grade! Did you know YOU have the power to improve the outdoor green spaces at your schools by participating in TurfMutt’s “Be a Backyard Superhero” essay contest with Scholastic? Parents and teachers, you can help your kids and students write and illustrate a story to enter into the online […]

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March 13th

Over the last few weeks we’ve been introducing you to TurfMutt’s superhero helpers, The Outdoor Powers. Today, we meet Water Warrior. Water Warrior is made up of precious water and is dubbed the “aquatic avenger.” While he may be damp and drop-size, he’s an irrigating force! Water Warrior dives deep into the soil to mount […]

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March 11th

Tomorrow, March 12, is Plant a Flower Day, and TurfMutt encourages you to do just that! If it’s too cold in your neck of the woods to plant flowers outside, consider planting inside in a flower pot. Then, when spring officially arrives, you can move the pots outside or transplant the flowers into your yard’s […]

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March 6th

Spring break can lose its luster quickly, turning in to a perpetual chant from children of “I’m bored!” But, parents, have no fear – TurfMutt is here! TurfMutt’s new, expanded website, which was just released in partnership with Scholastic, is chock-full of fun, environmentally focused activities to keep your kids entertained and engaged in the […]

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March 4th

Are you feeling the winter blues? Turns out a dose of “green” might be just the cure for what ails you. A study conducted by the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) concluded that the more green space a person has in their neighborhood, the happier they feel. The study was recently published in […]

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February 27th

Recently we’ve been introducing you to the Outdoor Powers, the gang of environmental superheros that teach kids and families backyard science, including how to take better care of the green spaces around them. Now, meet The Oxygenator – a one-man wind farm who harnesses his power for pollination and brings fresh air in big gusts […]

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