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Bringing in Reinforcements: The Overseed

Baseball teams are similar to our lawns. Need proof? MPAC’s Ryan Anderson elaborates in his look at the crucial step of overseeding. Disclaimer, I’m a Cubs fan and it’s playoff time in Chicago. Recently in the playoffs, the stats have pointed towards the importance of pitching for success, specifically the pitching reinforcements (i.e. the bullpen). 

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Scrub out the Grubs

MPAC’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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National Honey Bee Day: Save Our Pollinators

MPAC’s Intern Sibyl Pan covers the global decline of bees and how to help our fuzzy friends. With National Honey Bee Day on August 19th fast approaching, we want to celebrate the essential role bees play for the ecosystem and food production.  Bees pollinate a third of the food produced by plants, 90 percent of all

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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

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Spoil Your Soil: The Benefits of Composting

When did you last treat your grass with “brown gold” to keep it happy and resilient? MPAC’s Spring Intern Ellicia Sanchez discusses the importance of compost. Just like any house that requires a sturdy foundation to withstand rain, wind, and other external pressures, your lawn needs healthy, organic matter to breathe, hold nutrients and water,

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Dieting your lawn

Your lawn’s out of shape! MPAC’s Ryan Anderson constructs a workout and diet plan for your lawn with help from a soil test. We need to manage our lawn’s soil similar to how one approaches a diet. The best dieters do their research beforehand by weighing themselves, tracking their eating and exercise schedule from weeks

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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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