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During these challenging and stressful times, it’s even more important than ever to take a moment to get out into the family yard – it’s your safe space. The TurfMutt Foundation reminds families that nature starts right outside your back door. Let the proven benefits of green space give us a break from being cooped up inside and relieve the stresses of these times. Listen to the birds. Watch the trees. Curl your toes in the grass. Work outside planting, or even mow the lawn.

  • Observe local ‘stay at home’ orders
  • Keep at least 6 feet away from people you don’t live with
  • Don’t gather in large groups
  • Wear a face mask in public


Exercise. Throw a ball to your dog.  Go for a short walk.

Use your ‘outdoor living room’ to connect with immediate family.

School closed? Keep kids engaged. Go on a nature hunt. Get outdoor lesson plans at

Unwind. Find solace. Sit and listen to nature.

Plant something. Mow the yard. Trim a bush or tree.

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