Living landscapes & backyarding: benefits for health & well-being

What once only happened indoors now happens outdoors. From office work to working out, from eating to entertaining. If these activities were once usually held inside a home or office, they are now being brought to the great outdoors. It’s the trend of backyarding, and it’s here to stay. The family yard is a safe haven where the landscape and nature’s benefits are available to all.

Your backyard is nearly limitless with possibilities. Investing in your outdoor life creates opportunity for safe connection, offers a break from being cooped up inside, and provides a host of health and well-being benefits.

As the research compiled by the TurfMutt Foundation illustrates, spending time outdoors is great for your physical and mental health, and our backyards are the bridge between indoor and outdoor living.

Check out the TurfMutt Foundation Fact Book.

In addition to being good for our health and well-being, yards, parks, and other public green spaces are also environmental superheroes – producing oxygen, absorbing carbon, and capturing and filtering rainwater. They are a safe haven for family gatherings, a place for kids and pets to play, and critical to human health and happiness. As part of the connected ecosystem, yards also provide food and shelter for pollinators, such as birds, bees, butterflies, bats, and other creatures.

To learn more about the many benefits of our backyards and community green spaces, check out the TurfMutt Foundation Fact Book or go to

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