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).
On Labor Day 2017, the Washington Post released an article titled “EPA now requires political aide’s sign-off for agency awards, grant applications.” The article mentions that the Environmental Protection Agency revoked a $20,000 grant to the Midwest Pesticide Action Center to train low-income and vulnerable Flint, MI residents in the identification, monitoring, and control of
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,
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.