October 12th

Outdoor living is the new stage for connecting with friends, family and neighbors. We are learning what Mutt Mulligan, the face of the TurfMutt Foundation and a real-life rescue dog, has known all along. Green spaces improve everyone’s quality of life.

Mo-Mo in the trees

Green spaces are environmental superheroes.
Grass, trees and shrubs reduce noise, capture and filter rainwater, minimize heat, sequester carbon and collect dust and particulate matter. Our lawns and landscaping are the nation’s largest carbon sink, which is important during this unprecedented time of climate change. They are also vital habitat and food for wildlife and pollinators, like birds, bees and butterflies.

Mutt Mulligan in her big backyard

The outdoors offers flexibility.
Thick, lush lawns are home sports fields and outdoor classrooms. Shade trees are canopies for al fresco dining. Hardscapes (like outdoor kitchens, firepits and patios) are outdoor living rooms and home offices. Gardens and other landscaping are keeping our minds and bodies healthy and safe. They help us de-stress and relax.

Landscapes give back.
Our yards and parks provide a place for insects, birds, bees and other wildlife to live and eat and, if migrating, to rest and re-charge. Climate-appropriate flowering plants, trees and shrubs support backyard wildlife and pollinators year round.

Yards connect us. A front porch or deck, a nearby park or your own back or front yard helps you connect with friends, family or neighbors – safely and responsibly while fighting the isolation this pandemic has brought.

To learn more, visit TurfMutt.com.