The fall family yard: Use our tips to make it work for you

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Fall is a great time to be in the family yard, according to TurfMutt Foundation.“Our yards are giving us ways to keep living,” Kris Kiser, president of the TurfMutt Foundation, said. “Your backyard can help you stay active and thrive. It’s where you might throw a ball with the kids or the dog. You might grill dinner, sit around the fire, or plant something.”According to researchers, people living in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress. Spending five minutes in a natural setting can help improve mood.Family yards can play a key role in promoting wellness for you, your family and your community, Kiser said.“Working in the yard in the fall provides a double benefit. What y
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