Public Park Visitors Banned From Sitting On Grass

You can walk, skip, traipse, sashay, and amble through the grass at Juckett Park in Hudson Falls, NY, but don't sit on it.

It’s not uncommon to see a sign in a public park telling people to avoid a section of grass that’s being reseeded, or that things like football games, grilling, and bike riding are forbidden on the grass, but one town in New York has decided that simply sitting on the grass in one of its parks is a big no-no. [More]

Be Sure To Specify ‘Weed Killer,’ Not ‘Every Plant In The Yard Killer’

Be Sure To Specify ‘Weed Killer,’ Not ‘Every Plant In The Yard Killer’

Before an annual fundraiser he holds in his large backyard, a Minnesota man headed to the local garden center to pick up some weed killer in order to pretty things up. He spent $175 on five bottles of product from the company Ferti-lome. But the product he chose has a cousin in a similar bottle that doesn’t just kill weeds: it kills every plant in sight, then stays in the soil and prevents any plant growth for about six months. Guess which formula the garden center sold him? [More]

Feeling Like A Loser? Go Outside For 5 Minutes

Feeling Like A Loser? Go Outside For 5 Minutes

Researchers from the Univerisity of Essex have found that as little as 5 minutes outside can improve your self esteem and mood, say Reuters. [More]

TruGreen Not Impressed With The Job TruGreen Is Doing On Your Lawn

TruGreen Not Impressed With The Job TruGreen Is Doing On Your Lawn

Paul received a door hanger from with a nice personal note from a salesman for the lawn care company TruGreen. “I see you’re treating the weeds already, but I have licensed techs, who use industrial strength products,” he wrote. “Give us a call to see aggressive gauranteed [sic] results!” How perceptive! Paul could almost take it seriously were his current lawn care company not TruGreen. [More]

Five Ways To Save Time And Money On Your Lawn

Five Ways To Save Time And Money On Your Lawn

We remember from our formative days in suburbia that managing a lawn was a lot like fighting a war. And like modern wars, outsourcing was the cleanest and easiest option, even if it cost a bit more. Well, with five tips from noted cheapskate Jeff Yeager, managing your own lawn could become just a little more manageable.

All About Steak

The Slate writer held a taste test and decided on grass-fed beef at $21.50 per lbs, not the most expensive variety tested. “Never have I witnessed a piece of meat so move grown men (and women).” Check it out.