Despite the snow, MGG’s Ryan Anderson looks ahead by answering your spring lawn care questions. Why is spring lawn care important? Proper spring lawn preparation will set down turfgrass roots that store nutrients and hormones so grass can survive drought conditions in the summer. Your lawn will risk dying if grass does not have deep
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
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,
The River Forest Park District wants you to enjoy their healthy, pesticide-free parks!
For the second year, the River Forest Park District (RFPD) will manage its fields and grounds free of environmental and health concerns for children, pets, and wildlife by not applying lawn pesticides. “The Park District strives to keep our parks a healthy place for everyone to enjoy,” said Michael Sletten, RFPD’s Executive Director. “We hope
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.
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
Overflow Action 101: How to Stop Flooding and Protect the Chicago River
Stormwater and water used on your lawns and in your house flow into the same pipes. Which can cause problems during periods of heavy rain says our partners at Friends of the Chicago River. Here’s how to address the issue. When watering your lawn, do you ever wonder where it ends up? Chicago and many older suburbs use
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