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The Hidden Dangers of Artificial Turf: Understanding PFAS Exposure

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The Hidden Dangers of Artificial Turf: Understanding PFAS Exposure Artificial turf has surged in popularity over recent years, becoming a common feature in playgrounds, sports fields, and residential lawns. Marketed for its low maintenance, durability, and aesthetic appeal, synthetic turf…

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Artificial Turf vs. Natural Grass: Weighing the Green Benefits with a Focus on Health and Maintenance

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When deciding between artificial turf and natural grass for your Southern California lawn, it’s not just about aesthetics or even simple maintenance. Both choices impact lifestyle, environmental sustainability, and health. While both options have their pros, if you’re leaning towards…

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When It Rains It Pours: Lawns Your Eco-Friendly Choice When It Rains

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I get a kick out of how little patience Angelinos have when it rains.  First, we chant the unofficial California anthem “we need the rain, we need rain…” then when a little moisture falls from the heavens after a day…

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The American Dream

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You look at me today and you’d think I was a throw-back hippie from the 60s.  First, I’m not that old.  Secondly, what I lack in cutting on my face, I make up by cutting, trimming, planting and caring for…

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Top Specialy Uses for Sod

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A “Lawn is a grass is a turf is a sod.”  I’m not sure if that saying is going to take off as well as Gertrude Stein’s 1913 Sacred Emily poem, which included the memorable line “Rose is a rose…

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Whiskey Is for Drinking; Water Is for Fighting Over!

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The last thing I want to do is get political, but water is a hot topic that can’t be doused (see what I did there?).  I’m not here to persuade you one way or another how to vote, but you…

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The Science of Grass!

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Lawns get walked and played on, dumped on (dogs) and abused in so many different ways yet they’re responsible for erosion control, cleaning water, cooling air temperatures, are aesthetically pleasing and they feel so good under your feet. Now that…

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Clean Air Day is 365 Days a Year with Grass

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When I was a kid in the late 60’s/early 70’s we used to have ‘smog days.’  I can’t begin to tell you how miserable that was.  The air was so thick with smog you couldn’t see a couple of blocks…

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NEWS RELEASE: (What IF) CALIFORNIA RESIDENCES MEETS GOAL AND SAVES 100% WATER!

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When singer-songwriter David Gates of the band Bread wrote “IF” in 1971 it became a thought provoking message of contemplation.  The lyrics, “If a picture paints a thousand words then why can’t I paint you?”  Makes you wonder if you’re…

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Drought Info “They” Don’t Want You to Know

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By now, you’re well aware southern California is experiencing what is considered “The Worst Drought In History.” I chuckle at the sensationalism of the headlines because in 1980, ‘they’ were screaming the same thing. Back in those days, I was…

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