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Former Scotts Exec Joins SafeLawns Founder to Launch Consulting Firm

Paul Tukey, Mark Long Form Organic Green Pros FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 4, 2012 Consulting Firm to Focus on Sustainability, Safety Expecting their first child in 2010, Emily and Mitchell Rales decided they could no longer conduct business as usual on the landscape of their massive estate known as Glenstone. “When we, as owners, decided we wanted 100 percent organic protocols for our landscape maintenance p ...

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French Move to Ban Another Bee-Killing Chemical

The French government has put one of the world's huge chemical pesticide manufacturers on notice: One of its newer insecticides is killing bees and that product's days are numbered. Thiamethoxam — one of many pesticides in the class known as neonicotinoids, or synthetic nicotines — was recently implicated in a report by France's National Food, Environment and Work Safety Agency. A leading French government ...

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Avoiding Second-Hand Pesticides: How to Talk to Your Neighbors About Their Lawn Chemicals

[caption id="attachment_5212" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="This sign lets your neighborhood know where you stand on the applications of pesticides."][/caption] Those other signs are ubiquitous these days. "Caution." "Warning." "Danger." "Keep off the Grass." Usually in yellow, but sometimes in green, gray, red or black, the flags are nearly as plentiful as lawns themselves. They are actually legal ...

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Red Thread in Your Lawn? Don’t Panic

[caption id="attachment_5207" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Red thread will discolor grass, making it appear somewhat pinkish. But the lawn usually recovers once the weather warms."][/caption] If we get five questions about the same topic in close succession, that's usually a sign of a significant issue. In the past week or so we've had about 20 questions concerning a lawn fungus known as red threa ...

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Lawn Games Book Becomes Parade Editor’s Pick

TAG, TOSS & RUN CONTINUES TO GARNER NATIONAL ATTENTION [caption id="attachment_5201" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="The editors at Parade Magazine recommended our book Tag, Toss & Run in its weekly compilation of "What to See and Do this Week.""][/caption] A friend texted a welcome surprise Sunday morning while I was at the beach with my family: "You must see Parade Magazine today." I didn't get to ...

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Guest Blog: Rogue Canadian Province is Missing the Point on Pesticides

Ever since 2001, when the Supreme Court of Canada acknowledged the right of Canadians to ban pesticides — the weed and insect killers that also kill us and our pets — the pesticide prohibitions have swept from East to West across Canada like political wildfire. Last fall British Columbia Premier Christy Clark warmed the hearts of the her constuents, the vast majority of whom favor pesticide bans, by announc ...

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Chicago Tribune: Take Your Game Outside

Here's a great article based on our book, Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games, from the Chicago Tribune: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-05-22/features/sc-fam-0522-lawn-games-20120522_1_social-ice-finnish-game-high-school-soccer-team ...

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Compost Top-Dressing: A Nurturing Blanket for Your Lawn and Garden

[caption id="attachment_5174" align="alignleft" width="563" caption="The 100-year-old lawn at Taliesin in Wisconsin is top-dressed with compost from Purple Cow Organics."][/caption] The inspiration for today's post comes by way of Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed home in Spring Green, Wi. By the legendary architect's directive, the grounds are beginning their second century of organic maintenance t ...

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Tick Repellent Has Glowing Reports

RESEARCH SHOWS ECOSMART PRODUCT IS SAFE, EFFECTIVE I scoff at poison ivy, or bee stings, or the other associated scratches and itches that come from a life outdoors. It’s part of it. And worth it. But Lyme Disease has struck fear into many of us living in the Northeast and, as much as I hate to admit it, I’m in that club. As someone who has practically preached the benefits of an outdoor lifestyle through g ...

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