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World-Class Soccer Field Comes To TCF Bank Stadium

World-class soccer is coming to the Twin Cities this weekend, and world-class soccer needs a world-class field. It takes a lot of effort to put real grass over the artificial turf that covers TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

07/29/2014

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Good Question Mailbag: Target Field Turf Design & Flight Numbers

Josh from Apple Valley wants to know: How do they make the designs in the grass at Target Field? The outline of the state of Minnesota coincided with the 2014 All-Star Game, and it’s become popular with fans.

07/25/2014

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Good Question: Why Is Some Grass Greener?

Every spring, as the snow begins to melt, our lawns are usually mushy with brown spots. All of us wonder when they might start to green up. Sam Bauer, a turfgrass specialist with the University of Minnesota Extension, says don’t worry. He expects – with some more rain, sun, time and a little raking – most of the grass should green up later in May.

04/24/2014

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Minnesotans Still Feeling Effects Of Record Winter

The winter of 2013-14 has seemed to be never ending and many Minnesotans are at their breaking point. It’s been a long one,” University of Minnesota dentistry student Nate Vanlaecken said. Vanlaecken is sick and tired of looking out at his neighbor’s lawns and seeing nothing but grass.

03/31/2014

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Target Field’s Grass Is Coming Out Of Hibernation

As the weather starts to warm up and the snow starts to melt, we’re starting to see some real signs of spring. One of the biggest might be over at Target Field.

03/14/2014

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Good Question: Reply All: Pop Music, Grass Smell & Royal Succession Order

Jim Ertl from Park Rapids wants to know: Is pop music still popular? Brian Perra from Andover wants to know: Why does fresh cut grass smell? Paula Nystrom from Coon Rapids wants to know: What is the succession order of the British monarchy?

07/05/2013

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Don’t Be Too Hasty With Your Spring Lawn Care

After a seemingly endless winter, Minnesotans are finally seeing the grass of their lawns. But it’s not that pretty green grass that we like to see. Most yards are likely filled with patches of brown.

04/30/2013

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Trees Budding, Green Grass Arrives This Weekend

Old Man Winter is getting a bit too clingy. While it might seem like spring is far from reality, experts say there could be buds on the trees by the end of the week.

04/23/2013

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How To Deal With Voles, Moles And Other Yard Killers

Many Minnesotans have waited months for the snow to melt. But what’s underneath has homeowners alarmed this spring. Yards with long trails of dead grass and shrubs with the bark eaten off are signs of a type of field mouse called a vole.

04/04/2013

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Good Question: Should We Still Water Our Lawn?

It’s been a rough year to be a blade of Minnesota grass. The severe lack of rain has led to a severe lack of green. Now that the nights are heading below freezing – should we still be watering our lawn?

10/11/2012

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Dry Lawn? Here’s What To Do

Wednesday’s rain did little if anything to help drought conditions across the state. In fact, the dry conditions are expanding.

09/13/2012

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Lawn Care Tips: Don’t Get That Rake Out Just Yet

The Twin Cities set a record high temperature on Wednesday when we hit 73 degrees, and many residents were ready to jump in the yard and get to work. However, lawn care experts say not so fast.

03/14/2012

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MnDOT, ‘U Of M’ Create Salt-Resistant Grass

What’s being done inside a St. Paul greenhouse could change the view outside Minnesotan’s car windows — forever.

10/11/2011

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What’s In Your Garden: Why Fall Lawn Care Is Important

Fall is here, but that doesn’t mean you should slack off on your lawn care. It’s actually the most important time of the year for your lawn.

09/29/2011

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Crabby Over Crabgrass? Blame The July Heat

Noticed some unwanted grass in your yard this summer? You’re not alone. Crabgrass is out in full force.

07/28/2011

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