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NatraCourtney
Heart of the midwest
Just trying to find the best way to get things done, naturally!
Interests: Spending time with my husband and dogs, remodeling our home and enjoying the great, beautiful outdoors!
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Big news for us: Our blog is moving! We've switched over to the WordPress platform for this blog and we're hoping you'll follow us over. We were able to move many subscribers to the new platform but not all of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
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I've heard lots of complaints about ants lately (not aunts, relatives are always welcome!) and folks are wondering how to get rid of them naturally. Whether they're crawling all over your plants or sneaking in to crawl on your kitchen... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
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Happy fourth of July! I hope all our American readers are celebrating today. This is one of my favorite holidays - doesn't your heart just swell when you see our beautiful flag and hear the anthem? I always enjoy the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
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A few weeks ago I shared a tip for killing weeds without chemicals: use vinegar. And for you, my lovely readers, I setup a photo opp to show you how it worked. This photo is a comparison of where I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
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In several recent inquiries for our free soil pH test kit, folks have had concerns about grubs so I've done a little digging (pardon the pun) to find various ways to get rid of grubs. I've never had to deal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
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Tomorrow is national "Take your dog to work" day, will you participate? As NatraTurf's social media person I am lucky enough to work from home, which means, of course, that my dogs are at work with me every day! I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
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At some point every summer, you probably get a little overwhelmed with the amount of greens you've eaten. Whether you're growing them yourself or getting them by the CSA box or just keep buying them at the farmers' market because... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
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This Sunday is father's day, a time to celebrate that man in your life who maybe taught you how to ride a bike, play ball or catch a fish. And if he's anything like my dad, he doesn't relish a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
Just this last Thursday, the Tampa city council passed a measure that'll prohibit applying any fertilizer with 50% or more nitrogen & phosphate in June, July, August or September. According to this article, at least 50 Florida cities have approved... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
Since you're reading our blog you obviously know about our webpage. Did you also know about our Facebook pages: NatraTurf & SpotGone! ? Our Twitter accounts: @NatraTurf & @NatraCourtney ? We have a neat new stream on our homepage that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
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Instead of spraying dangerous chemicals on your yard to get rid of various weeds, did you know you can use something from your kitchen? Vinegar, probably stored right under your kitchen sink, is a broadleaf weed killer. The acid in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
Fleas and ticks are some of those things nobody wants to think about while enjoying the great outdoors. And if you plan ahead, hopefully you won't have to think about them in your yard and garden. There are a few... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
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Poison ivy. If you've ever worked in the yard or garden, you've likely had it. Probably even hearing the words brings that itchy, uncomfortable phase to mind. So let's share tips for how to get relief once you've gotten the... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
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Worm castings. Contrary to the name, these are not body casts for worms. It's actually the waste left behind by a worm. Worm castings are a very nutrient-rich fertilizer and, of course, are all natural. They contain more than 50%... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
Do you have favorite lawn &/or garden blogs? Do you have a great group on Facebook that shares good info? Are you part of Garden-Share.com? Please fill us in! We want to share good info with people AND learn from... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
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Today we're launching a Facebook contest that'll run through May 27 at 5 p.m. The winner will receive two 40# bags of HydroSave, two 40# bags of NatraSweet and two bags of SpotGone! This prize has an approximate retail value... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
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One way to be green is to give a second life to an item that's no longer useful to you. A friend of mine found this cool blog on how to turn a pallet into a planter which would be... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
On days I hear the owl hooting outside my office window and look out to see the fox kits rambling after their parents, I count myself lucky to live in such a quiet nook of the city. It also reminds... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
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Just a friendly reminder — mother's day is this Sunday! If your mom is like mine, she probably would be happiest with time together. But if you're like me, you probably also want to give her a little something to... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
Friday, May 6 is National Public Gardens day which is a beautiful reason to get yourself out to your local arboretum, botanical center or garden. (Get yourself a free admission ticket here, thanks to Better Homes & Gardens!) Whether you... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2011 at NatraTurf—keeping it natural!
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