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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July 30th

Whether you live in California or another dry climate, strategies for dealing with lawns during a drought is a hot topic. TurfMutt is proud of the fact that for years (even before there was a California drought!) he’s been sharing information about what children and families can do in their own backyards to be good […]

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July 29th

Edible shrubs, trees and ground cover can be a beautiful addition to your landscape. In fact, edibles can easily be peppered into your current plantings to add texture and seasonal variety. Depending on your climate zone (remember, you always want to put the right plant in the right spot for maximum growth and minimum environmental […]

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July 24th

A new study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) shows a link, once again, between getting outdoors and improved mental health. Half the population now lives in urban areas, and that figure is expected to grow to 70% by 2050. While one can argue […]

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July 22nd

Did you know herbs can make fragrant and tasty ground cover for your landscaping? These herbs can be used to fill in awkward spaces and offer textural and color variety to the overall look of your yard. Here are a few of the best herbal ground covers to consider for your lawn. Check out TurfMutt’s […]

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July 16th

  In our last post we shared some information about lawns going dormant during periods of drought and high heat. Now, here are some steps you can take to help your grass survive dormancy. Minimize use Reduce traffic on the lawn as much as possible, and especially during the hottest part of the day. Heavy […]

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July 14th

Did you know that it’s alright to let your grass go dormant during periods of drought and high temperatures? It can be an effective strategy for saving water in drought-prone areas or during the hottest months of the summer. Many of today’s turfgrass varieties can handle periods of drought and heat. When grass goes dormant, […]

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July 9th

Previously, we’ve talked about the benefit of landscaping to your home’s resale value. But there are certain items in your green space that will net more bang for the buck, according to House Logic, which is published by the National Association of REALTORS(R). Here are three of the top things to consider. Trees Trees are […]

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July 7th

We’re heading into the heart of the hottest months, which means your lawn, landscape and garden need a little TLC to get through these dog days of summer. Here are a few tips for your green space during the summer months. Lawn Let your grass go dormant and turn brown. It will green up again […]

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