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Grass pollen allergies, commonly called hay fever, hit each spring
General Lawn Care, Grass Seed

Achoo! It’s Grass Pollen Allergy Season

About 40 million Americans suffer from pollen allergies, and grass pollen allergies are among the leading causes of these seasonal sneezes. Doctors call it seasonal allergic rhinitis, but its common name is hay fever. Many types of irritants can trigger allergic reactions, including flecks of pet skin and dust mites. Hay fever is distinct from food allergies or […]

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Chicago, Illinois

Creating A Dog-Friendly Yard in Chicago

From the suburbs to downtown, Chicago is definitely a dog-friendly city. Our four-legged friends provide companionship and encourage us to get outdoors for daily walks. We need to return the favor by making sure they have a safe outdoor space for them. Check out these tips on creating a dog-friendly […]

A Guide to Organic Lawn Care
Gardening, General Lawn Care, Home and Garden

A Guide to Organic Lawn Care

Do you know your Peruvian bat guano from your liquid kelp? If so, chances are you are a fan of organic lawn care. Advocates for this more-natural set of lawn and gardening practices argue that if you rely on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, your green lawn isn’t environmentally green. “I think synthetic fertilizers have run their […]

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Chicago, Illinois

Plants That Repel Mosquitoes in Chicago

Thanks to our proximity to the Great Lakes, the Windy City can often be the skeeter city. Summer is prime time for those hungry female mosquitoes that love to feed at daybreak and dusk. Enjoying your backyard can be nearly impossible when the critters are waiting for their next feast. […]

The Truth Behind the Anti-Vax Community
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The Truth Behind the Anti-Vax Community

The “anti-vax” movement, also known as vaccine hesitancy, has captivated, frustrated, and more often than not confused the general populace for a while now – and this isn’t new. Vaccine hesitancy is just as old as the concept of vaccines itself. From the mid 18th to 19th centuries, various groups […]

Bad behavior common at weddings, LawnStarter.com survey finds
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Weddings Are Fun?

Along with the vows of undying love, the American wedding experience can bring a range of bad behavior, including fights, vomiting, illicit sex and heavy drinking by the brides and grooms, a new survey from LawnStarter.com reveals. We surveyed 1,227 Americans who have reported that they have had weddings. Their […]