July 2nd

In honor of July Fourth, TurfMutt encourages his friends to get outside this holiday weekend and enjoy the green space around you! The July Fourth weekend is a great time for a backyard BBQ, pool party, outdoor game day, picnic in the park, or a walk around your neighborhood green spaces. TurfMutt encourages you to […]

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June 30th

TurfMutt’s pals at Project EverGreen have put out an infographic summarizing some interesting facts about the value of green spaces, exercise and recreation. Check it out! Which fact is most surprising to you? Share you comments on TurfMutt’s Facebook page. Infographic courtesy of Project Evergreen/Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids(TM).

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June 25th

We’ve talked about the importance of bees to the health of our food system, and we’ve even discussed the best types of flowers and plants that can help bees thrive. But bees – just like the rest of us – need water to survive, as well. Bees use water to cool their bodies in the […]

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June 23rd

A recent study conducted in Barcelona, Spain, concludes that there is a link between exposure to green space and improved cognitive development. The study involved 2,593 school children between the ages of 7-10. Using high-resolution satellite data, researchers assessed the amount of plants, grass and other vegetation around the children’s homes and schools and along […]

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June 18th

This year, Summer Solstice – the official first day of summer and the longest day of the year – coincides with Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21. What better way to celebrate than by getting outside with your family and enjoying the green space around you? Here are a few ideas from TurfMutt. Declare it […]

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June 16th

Did you know that how high you cut your grass can have a big impact on the health of your lawn? There’s a school of thought that the shorter you mow your grass, the less often you have to cut it. But this simply isn’t true. Cutting your lawn too short can invite weeds and […]

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June 12th

In our last post we talked about the benefits of bees. Now, we want to share some tips on how to make your backyard a haven for these important pollinators. Add diverse plants – in color, size and bloom season – to your landscape to help provide food and shelter for bees during the entire […]

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June 9th

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Why we need bees

Bees have a pretty bad rap with their fear-inducing stingers. But a condition called Colony Collapse Disorder is causing bee populations to plummet. According to the Natural Resource Defense Council, the number of hives in the United States is now at its lowest point in 50 years! So before you smash the pesky honey bee […]

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June 4th

Lucky the TurfMutt is SO PROUD of our “Be a Backyard Superhero” contest runners-up. The K-2 runner-up is Jasmine Wong, of Tampa. Florida, and the grades 3-5 runner-up is Madeline Frankos, of Easton, Maryland. They will both receive books from Scholastic as prizes! Check out this awesome entry from Jasmine. Thank you Jasmine and Madeline […]

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