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Grass Grows Everywhere, Even in the Middle East... Water Not So Much

Dec 27 2010
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If you're in the grass business, snow on the ground means its time to take a little vacation and start thinking about the spring season. I'm doing a little of both during a year-end trip. My travels are taking me to Jordan and Egypt this time, and I'm seeing a lot of grass. Construction has been booming in the arab world, fueled by petro-dollars for sure but also by growing, increasingly well-educated populations and liberalizing economies.

Grass Looks Good in Green Roof Experiment

Dec 26 2010
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We have been so busy helping people and organizations convert their existing lawns to Pearl's Premium low maintenance sustainable lawns that we don't always have time to do the new things we know we need to do.

So, the day before my extended family was coming to town was probably not the time to install a green roof. But when the inspiration strikes and the window opens...

Here's our Pearl's Premium green roof demonstration project.

Pearl's Premium Green Roof

GreenBuild 2010 Blows into Windy City Showcasing Sustainable Construction in City Renowned for Building Innovation

Nov 26 2010
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Pearl's Premium was proud to participate in the leading sustainable construction event of the year. Sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, the same people who brought us L.E.E.D., GreenBuild is a clearinghouse for innovative ideas and products and an opportunity to network with all the critical constituencies as we further our mission to make the American lawn sustainable. Oh, and Chicago is a great town to spend a few days! Great restaurants, museums, parks and shopping, Chicago is also home to some of the most important developments in modern architecture.

Renewed Sustainable Lawn Mission at GreenBuild 2010

Nov 19 2010
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Pearl's Premium GreenBuild 2010 Booth

Send Us Packing! Help Pearl's Premium Sell Grass Seed Around the World

Nov 10 2010
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British Airways Face of Opportunity ContestThe polls may have closed on the U.S. elections, but you can still vote for Pearl's Premium in the British Airways Face the Opportunity Contest

The contest gives small businesses the chance to win free round trip airfare to anywhere in the British Airways network. So, they can see their opportunities face-to-face.

MassChallenge Win Resounding Validation for our Sustainable Lawn Care Mission

Oct 28 2010
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Pearl's Premium Team Receives MassChallenge Award Check

We did it! Pearl’s Premium won a $50,000 cash prize at the MassChallenge international competition for innovative ideas.

Where's Bob? His Grass Grows Slowly

Sep 27 2010
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BobHelp us find Bob! We get feedback all the time. Most of the time its flattering stuff... "Pearl's Premium is great; it really does grow slowly..." or "Your grass grew in my lawn where nothing has grown before; finally, I have lawn..." or "I gave up the chemicals and I'd all but given up on having a beautiful lawn... until I found Pearl's Premium." Well, you get the idea.

Of course, as with any product, we get a few complaints along the way. Responding to these my job behind the scenes. We always try to respond quickly, often dropping by for homeowners in the area, taking a test soil sample and even offering up a new bag of Pearl's Premium sometimes.... even when the issue was unrelated.

For example, I visited Debra in Natick the other day to see why she was unhappy. It turns out Debra had a grub infestation that had ruined part of her lawn. Pearl's Premium wasn't to blame, but we showed up, and she was grateful we did: "Hi, This is SO above and beyond the call of duty!!! I am thoroughly surprised and appreciative that you took the time to ask Russell's about grubs - in addition to driving over to my house! Thanks again so very much!"

No Grass Grows on this Inspiring Skater

Sep 23 2010
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The Freedom SkaterI had the pleasure of meeting Austin Szelkowski the other day. Austin is better known as the "Freedom Skater." He is embarking later this week on a 3,000 mile skate (that's inline roller skates) across America.

Less Mowing Grass Means More Running for Fun

Sep 12 2010
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Dudley Fun Run and Pearl's Premium WinnerPearl's Premium was proud to sponsor this year's edition of the Dudley Pond 5k Fun Run. The event includes competitive runs for men and women, a kids run and a family walk. The Dudley Pond Association which sponsors the event was founded in 1968 and has taken a leadership role in addressing water quality issues, including invasive weeds and lawn chemical run-off that threaten lovely Dudley Pond (a favorite fishing hole for Babe Ruth back in the day).

Solar Wind Car on Sustainable Grass Guys' Turf

Aug 27 2010
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Solar-Wind-Car-Sustainable-GrassIt turns out there's a lot in common between automobiles and lawns. Like your typical car, the typical American lawn consumes a tremendous amount of resources and leaves a large carbon footprint behind. And, unfortunately, Americans can't get enough of either!

A different automobile - lawn paradigm was on display at my home in Wayland this week (photo at left). Marc Muller dropped by to learn how our Pearl's Premium sustainable grass seed mixes are cutting the carbon foot print of lawns with less mowing, less watering and no chemicals and to show off his own very cool car.