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Urbana Grows Green Weekend

Lawn and garden care experts share tips to manage your lawn and garden without pesticides September 7 – 11th   According to the Midwest Pesticide Action Center, a weed-free lawn doesn’t always mean a healthy lawn. “It often means incomplete,” said MPAC’s Assistant Director and Communications Manager, Ryan Anderson. “Dandelions provide a feast for honeybees

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Scrub out the Grubs

MGG’s Ryan Anderson describes the grub life cycle and how to monitor and disrupt it to protect your turf’s roots. For many lawn owners, brown grass works us into a frenzy. Did I kill the grass? Did I not provide enough nutrients and/or water? Or too much? Worse yet… does my lawn have grubs? Many times,

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The Lawn Ideal

MPAC’s Executive Director Ruth Kerzee discusses how to build a strong and healthy lawn from start to finish. A beautiful lawn is like cultivating a new idea.  It takes the right ingredients, maintenance, and time.  To start, you need a solid foundation of facts and information before elevating the glimmer of an idea into action.

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Fighting Enemies, Cultivating Active Educators in 2017

MPAC’s Ryan Anderson calls for an all-hands-on-deck effort to eliminate pesticide misuse in 2017. The MGG Forum’s active education approach builds the foundation. 2017 started with the worst possible news for us.  On January 2nd in Amarillo, Texas four children died in their trailer home from the misuse of the toxic pesticide Aluminum phosphide. The

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Satisfying Demand, Reducing Supply: Caring for Grass in a Water-Stressed World

The US residential sector uses more than nine billion gallons of water per day on landscapes and turf grass. MGG’s Ryan Anderson investigates options to quench your lawn’s thirst while saving our earth’s most important natural resource. Welcome to August, summer’s victory tour following its peak in July.  High temperatures and uncertain rain patterns causes

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