September 1st

During the back-to-school season, TurfMutt wants to remind teachers and parents about the classroom resources available through the TurfMutt educational program with Scholastic. Superhero TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers are on a mission to teach students and their teachers and families backyard science, including how to take better care of the green spaces around them. […]

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August 27th

Hey parents! Check out this new infographic from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) that shares all of the reasons that Living Landscapes matter. From Green Ranger’s job of filtering runoff and reducing Heat Freak’s impact to improving air quality and helping TurfMutt and the other Outdoor Powers battle Carbon Creep, this infographic shows why […]

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August 25th

The drought in the West has brought a lot of attention to lawns and water conservation (topics TurfMutt has been talking about for years, long before there was a California drought!).  The government has offered incentives for ripping out lawns, and many are engaged in drought- and lawn-shaming. But TurfMutt wants to be a voice […]

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August 20th

Carbon Creep is an environmental villain that causes a build up of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere, which contributes to global warming. Did you know that turfgrass is the biggest carbon sink (i.e. natural element that absorbs carbon dioxide) in the country? Turfgrass is represented by TurfMutt’s accomplice, Green Ranger, who is a small but […]

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August 18th

You may be surprised to learn that you must make your grass work hard for its water to keep it healthy. Believe it or not, too much water is actually bad for your grass. You see, if you water your lawn too much, the grass grows its roots horizontally, which makes it lazy. But with […]

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August 14th

Did you see this article in The Fresno Bee entitled, “Does landscaping get a bad rap as water waster?” It has TurfMutt and the Outdoor Powers jumping for joy! As you’ve probably heard, fines, shaming and brown lawns are making headlines in California during the historic drought. But according to the article, there are good […]

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August 11th

It is still scorching hot in many parts of the country as the dog days of summer rage on. This is causing TurfMutt’s nemesis, Heat Freak, to rear his ugly – and hot – head! Heat Freak lurks around urban areas raising air temperatures by as much as 22°F in areas where there is no […]

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August 6th

If you’re battling crabgrass in your lawn, you’re not alone. Crabgrass is an annual weed that loves warm, wet weather. It grows from seeds every year and dies off during cold winter months. The bad news is that one plant can produce over 150,000 seeds, and the seeds can remain viable for up to three […]

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August 4th

Houzz.com, the home improvement website and online community, recently issued its 4th Annual Houzz & Home Survey. According to Houzz,  260,000 people were surveyed for the report, with more than 170,000 of them being in the U.S. Here are some of the interesting findings from the survey with regards to landscaping and outdoor projects. Three […]

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