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Date Archive for January, 2013

Coming soon! TurfMutt’s new PSA

Coming soon to a TV near you: a new public service announcement (PSA) starring TurfMutt himself. The PSA was developed in conjunction with Discovery Education. It highlights how proper care of community green spaces not only helps the environment, but also creates a safe place for exercise, relaxation and family time. As you can imagine, [...]

Yards Need TLC in Winter

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean your yard care should go into hibernation. In fact plants shrubs and trees need some extra TLC during the wintertime in order to remain vibrant this spring.   Remove snow carefully: Brush – don’t shake – snow off trees and shrubs to keep them from breaking. Ice and [...]

Chemical deicers and your plants

Are you using a chemical deicer this winter? Think of your plants. Salt and melting agents for snow and ice can damage plants and trees by drawing water away from their roots.  Get rid of extra salt by flushing the soil out with plenty of water.  And, remember, salt agents can be harmful to pets because the [...]

Too Cold to Go Outside? Humbug!

When the temperature drops, it can be challenging to motivate your family to bundle up and get outside. But outdoor activity is important year-round – for the humans and the dogs in your family. So bundle up and head out! Here are just a few fun ways to peel your family away from the computer [...]

Enter TurfMutt’s Sweepstakes to “Spruce Up Your School” in 2013

If your child’s school could use a new and improved play area in the New Year, you will want to encourage her teacher to enter TurfMutt’s “Spruce Up Your School” Sweepstakes. The winning school gets a $5,000 grant to help make eco-friendly improvements to the school’s play area by adding trees, shrubbery and more. Two [...]