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TurfMutt’s Halloween safety tips for your four-legged friends

For many families, Halloween is a favorite time of year. But there’s one member of your family who may not have the same affinity for the holiday – your pet! TurfMutt has these tips to keep you four-legged family members safe this Halloween. 1. Be careful with candy. Trick-or-treat candies are not safe for pets. [...]

Check out the new TurfMutt website and meet our new partner, Scholastic Education

Have you noticed that TurfMutt.com has a new look? It’s part of TurfMutt’s just-announced partnership with Scholastic Education. Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in education technology and children’s media. With Scholastic’s help we’re going to grow TurfMutt to reach even more students, teachers and families. The [...]

3 ways to use pumpkins to engage kids with the outdoors

Autumn and pumpkins go hand-in-hand. But did you know there are some creative uses for these giant gourds that can help your kids engage with the outdoors? Here are three interesting things to do with pumpkins this fall. Make a bird feeder. Cut the pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds and flesh, and then [...]

outdoor family activity ideas for fall

Fall’s mild temperatures offer a fantastic backdrop for outdoor activities that can lure your family away from the TV, computer and video games and tune them in to the great outdoors. Here are a few ideas. Go on a photo scavenger hunt. Mother Nature (and your neighbors!) put on a colorful show in fall. Make [...]

Fall tip: use leaves to mulch your yard organically

Fall leaf clean-up may seem like a hassle, but it’s actually an opportunity to deliver free organic matter to your lawn and garden. Simply make a few passes with your lawnmower to reduce a big volume of leaves into a manageable mound of organic matter. Leaf mulch is high in nutrients and can give your [...]

Fall lawn tips

It’s the first week of autumn, and that means it’s time to show your lawn some fall love. Here are some lawn care tips to keep in mind as the seasons shift. Adjust the height of your mower. You probably raised the mower height in the summer to protect the grass from sun/heat damage. Now [...]

Less structured activities = better goal setting in kids, study says

Parents naturally want their children to be good at setting and attaining their goals. According to a new study, conducted by University of Colorado researchers, less-structured activities – such as playing outdoors – can help your kids be better at this than structured activities, like piano lessons. The study specifically examined the “executive functioning” of [...]

Want your daughter to be successful? Send her outside!

According to a recent study, girls with monthly exposure to the outdoors are better environmental stewards, better problem-solvers and seek out more challenges than their counterparts. The Girl Scout Research Institute conducted the study. TurfMutt thinks getting outdoors is good for all kids, and the great news is it doesn’t have to cost a thing [...]

On National Wildlife Day Turn Your Yard into a Wildlife Retreat

September 4th is National Wildlife Day, which serves to bring awareness to endangered animals across the globe. Did you know that no matter the size of your property you can create a space that attracts, feeds and shelters the local wildlife in your own backyard? Not only is this good for the animals and insects, [...]

Happy National Dog Day from TurfMutt

August 26th is National Dog Day, and TurfMutt wants to wish all of his four-legged friends out there a very happy day! One of TurfMutt’s favorite things to do is to get outdoors with his humans. Here are three tips for honoring your dog on National Dog Day by getting the whole family outside. Take [...]