Category: Outdoor

How to Spot Garden Myths vs. Facts

The fall season’s mild temperatures make for the perfect opportunity to refresh your outdoor space. There’s a lot of information out there, so we’re here to help you spot garden gimmicks and find products and solutions that will actually benefit your home & lawn. We share the facts behind common home & lawn care myths … Continued

Your Moon Phase Guide to Planting Success

Beginning a new garden project can be intimidating, but according to sources like the Farmer’s Almanac, achieving your garden goals can be as easy as looking to the night sky. Gardening by Moon Phases may be a growing trend, but it has been used by farmers and gardeners for hundreds of years to produce larger … Continued

Hit the Natural Turf Running

Imagine this: a perfectly manicured field, the day is just warm enough and a soccer ball is at your feet. The ref blows the whistle. You watch as the ball slides perfectly across the top of the grass. Game on. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of real grass. The ball bounces just right, your … Continued

Don’t Bring Home an Extra Camper: Tips to Keep Kids Bug Bite-Free

As summer approaches, parents are quickly planning their kid’s summer activities. For many, this includes packing their bags and heading to summer camp – the ultimate place for scavenger hunts, swimming, and other fun outdoor activities. But, campers may meet more than a new bunkmate during their stay. Tiny, yet harmful, pests thrive in the … Continued

5 Ways to Prep for Your Father’s Day Hike

This Father’s Day, ditch the stress of gift-giving and give dad what he really wants: quality time together. Swap out your view from the couch for one from a hilltop, and trade the sounds of the hustle and bustle for the quiet of the great outdoors. Grab your gear and hit the trails with these … Continued

Recognizing Professional Contributions During National Lawn Care Month

April marks the first true month of spring with warmer weather in many places and, appropriately, National Lawn Care Month. RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® is taking the opportunity to celebrate the people who help keep our outdoor spaces healthy and play-friendly. Each week, RISE will recognize professionals in the green industry who … Continued

New Homeowner’s Guide: 5 key tips to lawn and home maintenance

Moving into that perfect new home is exciting, but looking at the list of maintenance your home requires can be a little overwhelming. In the first edition of our New Homeowner’s Guide, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® is providing home and lawn maintenance tips to help tackle new-to-you tasks so you can avoid … Continued

5 Ways to Love Your Lawn

Relationships take work, and the one with your lawn is no exception. It takes the same quality time, attention and love any other relationship does to be successful. So what about spending some of the $116 the average American spends on Valentine’s Day to treat your lawn? RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® is … Continued

Summer has arrived, and so have the Mosquitoes

Welcoming the first official day of summer means welcoming more time in the fresh air and sunshine. But it also means a greater chance of itchy, and potentially dangerous, mosquito bites. Mosquito bites can be a serious threat to public health. According to the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA), more than one million people worldwide … Continued

Bite Back: Learn to Prevent Tick Bites

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the perfect time to revisit the cause, prevalence and prevention steps of the devastating disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported each year, making it the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the US. As the … Continued

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