Nature Starts at Your Back Door. Your yard, our parks, school yards and other community green space are vital to the world’s ecosystem. Living landscapes, including a balanced mix of climate-appropriate grass, trees, shrubs and flowering plants, contribute to the health and well-being of people, pets and wildlife. Landscaping isn’t just for beauty. It is a wildlife habitat, a stress-reliever, recreational space, and an outdoor living area.

 

Backyarding is a Trend and It’s Here to Stay

Backyarding is a Trend and It’s Here to Stay

Backyarding. Yes, it’s a word. The pandemic thrust us into a new reality, and the backyard has a starring role. With limitations on where we can go, how we can gather, and who we can connect with, our yards and other managed landscapes became a safe haven. Backyarding...

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Wise Winter Weather Safety Tips for Pet Lovers

Wise Winter Weather Safety Tips for Pet Lovers

Pets are an important part of the family and a big consideration for many seeking a new home, perhaps now more than ever before since a growing number of families have used their time at home to adopt and foster a family pet. Research shows that during the coronavirus...

7 Reasons Why Getting Outside in Winter is Good for Us

7 Reasons Why Getting Outside in Winter is Good for Us

Winter can be tough on people in the best of times, but it is particularly challenging during a global pandemic. Throughout the spring, summer and fall, the outdoors – including our yards, parks, and sports fields – were critical for buoying our mental well-being,...

Snow & Ice Tips to Protect Yards This Winter

Snow & Ice Tips to Protect Yards This Winter

With the pandemic keeping people sheltering at home, more people are extending their outdoor time in the winter by adding fire pits, outdoor heaters and other features. Even in the wintertime, it’s important to take care of your yard. The Outdoor Power Equipment...

10 Tips for Safe Winter Generator Usage

10 Tips for Safe Winter Generator Usage

If your electricity goes out due to snow and ice this winter, a generator can keep power flowing to your home. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment...

De-stress in Your Own Back Yard

De-stress in Your Own Back Yard

While adults are home teleworking, and kids are at home participating in online educational instruction (we hope), it’s even more important during these challenging times to take a moment to get out into the family yard. The TurfMutt Foundation reminds families that...

Clearing the White Stuff with Safety in Mind: Snow Thrower 101

Clearing the White Stuff with Safety in Mind: Snow Thrower 101

For sellers who are trying to keep their property in “showing shape” over the winter and for new buyers who have just moved into their home, a snow thrower (a.k.a. snow blower) can make quick work of snow removal chores. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)...

Living Landscape New Year’s Resolutions for Realtors & Sellers

Living Landscape New Year’s Resolutions for Realtors & Sellers

Even though the real estate business traditionally slows down at this time of year, the turn of the New Year is a great time for Realtors to encourage clients to plan yard and garden projects that will have buyers swooning in the spring. The living landscape at a...

Winter Curb Appeal Checklist

Winter Curb Appeal Checklist

Creating curb appeal is important in real estate and can increase value by as much as 17%. But it can be challenging to achieve in the cold weather months. Here is a list of to-dos from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) that can help sellers create a good...

Use Cold Winter Days to Plan for Spring Landscape Projects

Use Cold Winter Days to Plan for Spring Landscape Projects

When winter hits, especially like the winter so much of the United States in experiencing, it can seem like spring will never come. But, there is no time like the present for homeowners to start planning lawn and landscape projects and the Outdoor Power Equipment...

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