Three companies pilot the first sustainable landscaping certification in the U.S. Madison, Wisconsin, April 10, 2023 – Three companies have taken action to eliminate harmful chemical exposure to people, pets and pollinators by achieving Green Shield Certified (GSC) for Landscapes recognition. The companies of Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, Natural Communities, LLC and Dig Right In Landscaping,
Midwest Grows Green
What to know about invasive jumping worms…
Expert Bradley Herrick describes the recent spread of invasive jumping worms and what you can do to protect our greenspaces. 35 states have reported invasive jumping worm presence. University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum’s Ecologist, Bradley Herrick, has raised awareness about this new soil invader. Herrick answered our questions about why we should focus on invasive jumping
Saving Green when Growing Green
MGG’s Ryan Anderson shares lawn care strategies to protect both the environment and your budget. You don’t have to break the bank to grow playable, resilient and chemical-free natural grass athletic fields. MGG’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP) team has identified multiple practices that will both save the environment and your pockets. Prioritize your parks
The River Forest Park District wants you to enjoy their pesticide-free parks!
For the seventh 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
Chicago Grows Green
During Chicago Grows Green Week communities, advocates, and nonprofits envision a future Chicago landscape without synthetic lawn chemicals. No pesticides, no “Keep off the Grass” signs, and no environmental and health risks. That’s the future the Midwest Pesticide Action Center (MPAC), Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, and many others hope to demonstrate during Chicago Grows Green
Stoughton Grows Green
During Stoughton Grows Green Day, citizen action groups, nonprofits, and advocates envision a future Stoughton landscape without synthetic lawn chemicals No pesticides, no “Keep off the Grass” signs, and no environmental and health risks. That’s the future that Sustainable Stoughton, Midwest Pesticide Action Center (MPAC), and many others hope to demonstrate during Stoughton Grows Green Day,
Bringing in Reinforcements: The Overseed
Baseball teams are similar to our lawns. Need proof? MGG’s Ryan Anderson elaborates in his look at the crucial step of overseeding. Disclaimer, I’m a Cubs fan and I an avid watcher during the playoffs. Recently in the playoffs, the stats have pointed towards the importance of pitching for success, specifically the pitching reinforcements (i.e.
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 City of Urbana and Urbana Park District to pilot a chemical free lawn program!
No pesticides, no “Keep off the Grass” signs, and no environmental and health risks. That’s what the future will look like with the new Midwest Grows Green natural lawn care initiative adopted by both the City of Urbana and Urbana Park District this fall. “The City of Urbana strives to keep our community a healthy place
Creeping Charlie: How natural lawn care providers control them
MPAC’s Ryan Anderson takes you straight to the experts for managing pesky Creeping Charlie naturally I’ve hosted plenty of MGG Kickoff Events, presented at many community meetings, and attended numerous fairs to know that Creeping Charlie (or Ground Ivy) is a problem. Perhaps the most pervasive weed and the toughest to eradicate. I could refer