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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March 27th

Spring has homeowners across the country itching to dig in the dirt. But in many areas there is still a risk for frost, meaning most plantings – like tender tomatoes, peppers and annuals – should wait until mid-April. Shrubs, trees and perennials are okay to plant now, according to experts. And there are also some […]

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March 24th

Have you heard about TurfMutt’s “Be a Backyard Superhero” essay contest? It’s a chance for two lucky students in grades K-5 to win $5,000 to improve the green spaces at their schools. Teachers and parents can help their students and children enter the contest by assisting them with an online submission or the mail-in entry […]

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March 20th

Now that spring has officially sprung, TurfMutt encourages you to use the first full weekend of the season prepping your yardcare tools so you can keep the green spaces around you healthy. Now is a good time to take stock of what the tools and equipment in your shed or garage look like. Sharpening, cleaning, […]

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March 19th

Attention kids in kindergarten through fifth grade! Did you know YOU have the power to improve the outdoor green spaces at your schools by participating in TurfMutt’s “Be a Backyard Superhero” essay contest with Scholastic? Parents and teachers, you can help your kids and students write and illustrate a story to enter into the online […]

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