February 10th

During the pandemic, green spaces have become a source of resilience in the midst of restrictions on where and how we can gather, work and learn. In addition to turning to our own backyards to connect with one another and nature (a.k.a. “backyarding”), people are also utilizing parks more than before, according to a recent […]

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February 3rd

  Every February, Heart Month brings attention to the importance of cardiovascular health. Did you know spending time in nature – including your own family yard – is good for your heart? Here are just a few of the reasons why. A review of research published between 1976 and 2017 found consistent associations between greater […]

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February 1st

Over the last year we’ve all developed an even greater appreciation for our family yards as we used our own personal patches of nature to get away from our screens and connect with one another and nature. Dogs like Mo-Mo – whose favorite place is the family yard – have known it all along: there […]

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January 28th

According to the Childhood Obesity Foundation, it is estimated that over 150 million children in the world are obese. Even more sobering? That number is expected to increase to 206 million by the year 2025. Childhood obesity is associated with a number of serious health complications, including type 2 diabetes. A recent study  suggests that […]

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January 26th

Mutt Mulligan – a.k.a. Mo-Mo – knows that getting outside and smelling the fresh air is good for us. When you spend time in the natural space of your own yard, you are doing something good for your mind, body and spirit. This is especially true in the era of the pandemic. But did you […]

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January 22nd

The TurfMutt Foundation has launched a new eNewsletter. It your chance to stay in the loop on the latest news from the TurfMutt Foundation. Each months’ edition will offer information on how yards connect us to nature and to one another. It will also cover the important role the living landscape plays in our physical […]

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January 19th

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Winter curb appeal checklist

Creating curb appeal is important in real estate and can increase the value of a home by as much as 17%. But it can be challenging to achieve great curb appeal in the cold weather months. Here is a checklist from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers […]

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January 14th

When the snow flies, your yard becomes a whole new landscape to enjoy. The value of our personal slice of nature – starting in our own backyards and public spaces – is more evident during the days of the pandemic than ever before. Yards are a canvas for connection and memory-making, are stress-relieving, and give […]

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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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