January 12th

The temperature has dropped but that doesn’t mean your level of outdoor time should. During the pandemic, the outdoors – including our yards, parks and sports fields – have become settings for connection with ourselves, one another and nature itself. Mulligan, or Mo-Mo as we like to call her, knows that getting outside during the […]

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January 7th

The short days of winter can feel really long and can leave us wishing for warmer weather. Why not take advantage of this time to start planning your spring lawn and landscape projects? Here are some tips for getting a jump start on spring planting by planning now. Map out a plan for improving your […]

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January 5th

Turns out natural elements can help children recover more quickly in the hospital. A recent review of research on pediatric healthcare building design found that healing gardens were the most important nature element in promoting health and well-being. The research review mentioned nine nature-related elements, including music, art, natural lighting and healing gardens. The reviewers […]

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December 28th

‘Tis the season for resolution making. Because of the pandemic, we have gained a fuller understanding of the importance of the outdoors, including our yard, parks and other community green spaces. They are essential to our well-being, to enabling us to connect with others and to nature itself. That’s why the TurfMutt Foundation’s spokesdog Mo-Mo […]

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December 21st

Pets are an important part of the family and a big consideration for many seeking a new home, perhaps now more than ever before since a growing number of families have used their time at home to adopt and foster a family pet. Research shows that during the coronavirus pandemic, pets have provided companionship, consistency […]

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December 17th

Some of the best gifts in the world are free. Especially in the era of the pandemic, our outdoor spaces – including our own backyards – are gifts that keep on giving. The outdoors continues to be a safe place to gather with friends and family (be sure to social distance). Our own personal patch […]

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December 15th

Turns out money alone doesn’t buy happiness. European researchers have discovered that high biodiversity within our vicinity is as important for life satisfaction as income. Read the study summary. The review of research is the first of its kind in Europe to study whether diversity in nature also increases human well-being. Under current pandemic conditions, […]

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December 11th

In the era of the coronavirus pandemic, many buyers are looking for bigger homes with larger yards. A recent study released by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) indicated that outdoor space was one of the top features that have gained importance during the pandemic. It’s not surprising. After all, the family yard continues to […]

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December 9th

The National Audubon Society has kicked off its 121st annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which starts Dec. 14 and continues through January 5, and you are encouraged to participate. Researchers are counting on tens of thousands of volunteers to help gather data about the birds in their community. This early-winter bird census is the nation’s […]

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