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TAG: The Lawn Institute

New Infographic from The Lawn Institute: Human health benefits of natural grass

February 18, 2016By
Infographic: The Lawn Institute

The environmental benefits of natural grass are numerous and include everything from cooling the atmosphere to providing oxygen and from minimizing storm water runoff to purifying rainwater. But what is often overlooked, or rarely considered, are the human health benefits that natural grass provides. A new infographic created by The Lawn Institute touches on a few of the many human health... read more

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TPI to honor USGA Green Section Research Director Mike Kenna, Ph.D.

December 14, 2015By

Turfgrass Producers International has named Mike Kenna, Ph.D., director of USGA Green Section Research, the recipient of TPI’s Distinguished Service Award. Kenna will be presented the award during the association’s Annual Business Meeting on Feb. 23 in Houston, Texas. The recipient is selected by TPI’s past presidents and from nominations submitted by TPI members. The award serves to recognize an individual for exceptional devotion of... read more

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[Infographic] How to save water and have a healthy lawn, too

October 16, 2015By

The USDA’s recent drought monitor suggests that recent wet weather in southern and eastern California and western and northern Nevada did little if anything to offset the long-term drought people have endured. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor provided by the USDA’s National Drought Mitigation Center suggests that the rain may have helped suppress the number of wildfires that usually impact... read more

Getting the message out:
The Lawn Institute gives drought tips on air

September 1, 2015By

Melanie Stanton, executive director of The Lawn Institute, traveled to California and appeared on two morning TV shows to address lawn care and offer advice to Californians as they continue to face severe drought conditions. Stanton appeared on “Good Day Sacramento” with co-host Cody Stark on KMAX-TV and was featured on KCRA-TV with reporter Deirdre Fitzpatrick in a segment titled,... read more

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California’s Drought Crisis

April 15, 2015By
Photo: Jim Novak – The Lawn Institute

Water restrictions are a necessity, but eliminating lawns altogether could create unforeseen environmental consequences. The water crisis in California is extremely serious, so serious, in fact, that Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order earlier this month mandating a 25 percent reduction in water usage across the state compared with 2013 levels. Everyone agrees that California’s water crisis calls for... read more

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