April 30th

In addition to looking lovely, landscaping helps the environment by cooling heat islands, reducing runoff and increasing oxygen levels. But did you know it can also help your pocketbook? Here are just three ways landscaping helps reduce your household bills. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, planting the right trees in the right places conserves […]

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April 28th

Outdoor classrooms are prevalent in many areas of the world, and they are also starting to grow in popularity in the United States. In fact, an outdoor preschool is opening soon in New York City, which made TurfMutt’s tail wag with joy! Childhood exposure to the outdoors helps kids learn in an experiential way. Time […]

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April 24th

As National Lawn Care Month winds down, we thought we’d help homeowners get their spring and summer lawn care off to a great start with some myth-busting tips, courtesy of the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Read the entire list of tips here. Myth: You can water your lawn and landscape any time of day. […]

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April 22nd

TurfMutt has a challenge for all the boys and girls out there. In honor of Earth Day, join him and the Outdoor Powers by becoming a Backyard Superhero! It’s easy, thanks to all of the great resources on the TurfMutt website. Kids can become Super Observers by looking around outside, really opening their eyes and […]

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April 16th

If you haven’t already, you will soon be pulling out your mower for spring and summer lawn care. But before you fire it up, here are a few tips to make sure your lawnmower is in tip-top shape for the season. Re-familiarize yourself with your instruction manual and brush up on the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations. […]

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April 14th

Aerating improves the health of your lawn by loosening the soil, allowing water to better penetrate to the roots. It also reduces thatch buildup – that organic layer of dead and living shoots, stems, and roots that develops between the layer of green grass and the soil surface. You should aerate when the grass is […]

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April 9th

TurfMutt has a friendly reminder for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade, and their parents and teachers. Don’t forget to enter TurfMutt’s Be a Backyard Superhero Essay Contest by Monday, April 13. Thanks to the contest, two schools will win $5,000 to improve their green spaces. Parents and teachers can help their kids and students […]

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April 7th

As we mentioned last time, April is National Lawn Care Month. To continue the celebration, here’s some research from our friends at the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) about why people love their yards. 81% of those with a yard/landscape say that the upkeep and care of their yard/landscape is important to the look […]

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April 2nd

April is National Lawn Care Month so we thought we’d share some trivia about lawns and grass from our friends at the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). How many of these fascinating facts did you know already? Lawns trap more than 12 million tons of dust and dirt annually. (The Lawn Institute) Turfgrass, like […]

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