June 2nd

TurfMutt says congratulations to backyard superhero Liam Ellis, who won the grades 3-5 grand prize in our “Be a Backyard Superhero” contest with Scholastic. He wins $5,000 for his school to go toward a green space makeover. Way to go, Liam!

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June 1st

We are so happy to announce today the winners of TurfMutt’s national “Be a Backyard Superhero” contest. Each of the grand prize winner’s schools will receive a $5,000 grant to improve the yards and green spaces at their respective schools. The winners are: K-2 grand prize winner, Jordan Evans, of Trophy Club, Texas. Evans attends […]

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May 28th

According to recent research, too much time glued to a TV screen or electronic device and not enough time playing outside is causing a number of eye conditions in children and teenagers. A recent study from Ulster University found that the rate of short-sightedness among young people has doubled over the last 50 years. The […]

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May 26th

Research has shown that summer break can wreck havoc on children’s learning retention. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education says most students score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they did at the beginning of the break. But TurfMutt and the Outdoor Powers can help offset educational evaporation. Here’s […]

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May 22nd

TurfMutt gives a big Backyard Superhero salute to one of his paw-tners in environmental education crime, ClimateChangeLIVE. The organization just won a series of prestigious media, marketing and communications awards! ClimateChangeLIVE is a distance learning adventure. Through the ClimateChangeLIVE program, the U.S. Forest Service and 26 federal and NGO partners bring climate learning to you […]

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May 20th

The upcoming long weekend is the unofficial start to summer. It’s also a great time to brush up on your family’s “Backyard Superhero” skills. You see, you can be just like TurfMutt and the Outdoor Powers by taking better care of the green spaces around you. By doing your part, you can help TurfMutt and […]

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May 14th

Spring offers an opportunity to tackle some of the home improvement projects that have been hibernating through the winter. As you’re deciding which to-do’s to tackle first, here’s a little food for thought. Did you know that landscaping projects offer one of the highest returns on investment of any home improvement project out there? So […]

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May 12th

TurfMutt is all about engaging kids with the green spaces around them. And that means parents have to brush up on landscaping basics in order to set a good example for the future generation. Here are some things to keep in mind to be an informed landscaper. Less is more: Don’t over-water your lawn. Make […]

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May 8th

An herb garden (either in your yard or in patio containers) is an easy way to get kids interested in the green spaces around them, while at the same time lowering your grocery bill by growing some of your own kitchen ingredients. Here are some hardy herbs that can help you and your kids be […]

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