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Enjoy Your Green Spaces Safely This Summer

From Mosquito-Borne Diseases to Stinging Insects Homeowners Should Take Steps to Protect Themselves While Outdoors This Summer

Enjoying the great outdoors is one of the many things summer offers. Whether it is hiking or camping at a state or national park, going to your community park for a picnic or simply having fun in your own backyard, enjoying green spaces is a summer ritual.

While you are enjoying the feeling of lush grass between your toes or the aromatic smell of a flowering plant, you should be mindful of several threats that can loom in green spaces including mosquitoes, stinging insects, […]

By |May 24th, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Healthy Turf, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Enjoy Your Green Spaces Safely This Summer

Dave Shetlar Named the 2016 Environmental Communicator of the Year

Project EverGreen Sponsors Environmental Communicator Award
with Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association

The Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) and Project EverGreen announce David Shetlar, Ph.D. as the recipient of the 18th 2016 TOCA Environmental Communicator of the Year Award.

Shetlar, a professor of urban landscape entomology at The Ohio State University, received the award, which recognizes individuals in the green industry for outstanding communications efforts regarding environmental issues, this month at the TOCA annual conference in Omaha, Neb.

Fondly known as the “Bug Doc” for not only his knowledge of insects, but the entertaining way he communicates the information to all audiences, […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Dave Shetlar Named the 2016 Environmental Communicator of the Year

GreenCare for Troops Celebrates 10 Years Assisting Military Families In Need

National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week
Scheduled for May 15-21, 2016

To raise awareness of the ongoing need for basic lawn care and landscape services for families of deployed military personnel and veterans with service-related disabilities, Project EverGreen recognizes May 15-21, 2016 as National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week.

The program, which celebrates its 10th year in 2016, has seen more than 10,000 military families and veterans, and more than 5,000 green industry professionals register to receive or provide these much needed volunteer services since the program was launched in 2006. The program is supported by The Toro Company.

“These valuable services […]

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on GreenCare for Troops Celebrates 10 Years Assisting Military Families In Need

Designing the Perfect Backyard Greenspace

Landscaping is an art form. It requires planning, knowledge, and hard work. It entails a whole lot more to tree and shrub care than going to the local nursery, picking a couple of plants that look nice, digging some holes, and calling it a job done.

Before you start a landscape project, you need to answer some basic questions that will help you pick the right plant and put it in the right place. Project EverGreen asked the pros at Spring-Green lawn care services, a long-time supporter of PE and advocate for green spaces, for tips on how to design the ideal backyard […]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Project EverGreen Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Designing the Perfect Backyard Greenspace

Project EverGreen Converts 150,000 Sq. Ft. of Green Space Into a Disk Golf Course for Minnesota Community to Enjoy

Project EverGreen brought its “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Initiative to Court Square Park in Belle Plaine, Minnesota and converted 150,000 Sq. Ft. of green space into a disk golf course for the residents of Belle Plaine, Minnesota to enjoy.

Working in partnership with the Belle Plaine Park Board and City Council, Belle Plaine Chamber of Commerce, Belle Plaine High School FFA, Project EverGreen and industry volunteers provided the materials and labor to repurpose and renovate the existing grounds in Belle Plain’s Court Square Park into a useable, safe six-hole disk golf course.

The new course will capitalize on the growing […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Project EverGreen Converts 150,000 Sq. Ft. of Green Space Into a Disk Golf Course for Minnesota Community to Enjoy

Making Your Lawn the Best It Can Be This Spring

April 19

Making Your Lawn the Best
It Can Be This Spring

Every homeowner wants to make their patch of lawn shine like an emerald and for good reason. Not only is a thick, lush lawn aesthetically pleasing but green spaces are good for your health, wellness and budget.

Studies have shown lawns having a cooling effect on your home – eight average front lawns have the cooling effect of 70 tons of air conditioning – and planting shade trees around your home can lower attic temperatures by up to 40 degrees and reduce air conditioning costs.
Green spaces add to the enjoyment of your […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Making Your Lawn the Best It Can Be This Spring

“Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Tackles Renovations In Greensboro and Durham

Project EverGreen and Its Partners Deliver More Than $21,000 in
Vital Renovations to Nearly 135,000 Sq. Ft. of Playing Surfaces

Project EverGreen, a national non-profit promoting the value of preserving and revitalizing managed green spaces, brought its “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Initiative to parks in Greensboro and Durham, North Carolina. These undertakings are three of more than a dozen “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” projects that have been completed or that are scheduled across the United States.

Working in partnership with the Cities of Durham and Greensboro Parks and Recreation Departments, Project EverGreen and industry volunteers provided the materials and […]

By |April 6th, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Tackles Renovations In Greensboro and Durham

SnowCare for Troops Volunteer Profile – Jamie Vroman

Jamie Vroman
Weingartz Supply
Macomb, Michigan 

On the Weingartz Supply company website its’ Core Purpose is listed as “creating a robust, long-term sustainable business enterprise that is respected by employees, customers and the community and to provide financial assistance to those who would otherwise go without, either materially or spiritually.”

Jamie Vroman, service manager for the Macomb, Michigan-based outdoor equipment dealer, has always been motivated to help others and recently he took a step to fulfill both his company’s and his own core purpose by becoming a Project EverGreen SnowCare for Troops volunteer.

Vroman was matched with disabled Marine Corps veteran Alan Opra who […]

By |March 9th, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off on SnowCare for Troops Volunteer Profile – Jamie Vroman

A Case for the Great Outdoors

What’s not to like about a lush, green lawn and colorful landscape to compliment your home. Aside from curb appeal and bragging rights for “best looking yard” in the neighborhood, a well-maintained landscape offers both economic and lifestyle benefits.

Economic Benefits

Project Evergreen has put together a list of examples where a well-maintained landscape puts its money where its roots are.

Curb Appeal. A Money Magazine study said “attractively landscaping your yard can be one of the most cost-effective ways to boost your home’s curb appeal,” and emphasizes the value added by trees.
Perception Is Everything. An article in Smart Money Magazine showed consumers […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on A Case for the Great Outdoors

Delivering the Gift of Green Space to New Homeowners

Project EverGreen Partners With Turfgrass Producers International and Houston Habitat for Humanity on Home Projects

Project EverGreen, Turfgrass Producers International and Houston Habitat for Humanity joined forces to install lawns and landscapes to five new homes in Houston’s Harrell Park subdivision.

TPI members Advanced Equipment Sales, Brouwer Kesmac, FireFly Equipment, Northwest Tillers, Progressive Turf Equipment, Redexim North America, Trebro Manufacturing and Trimax Mowing Systems contributed to purchase nearly 22,000 sq. ft. of harvested sod from Houston-area sod farm, All Seasons Turf Grass.

Project EverGreen and the Brickman Group provided the landscape materials and labor to install, with the assistance of Habitat for Humanity […]

By |February 29th, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Delivering the Gift of Green Space to New Homeowners