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No longer deemed as just an area behind a house, today’s backyards are getting dedicated room treatment, as more people choose to spend more time outside. The TurfMutt Foundation is even coining a new term, backyarding, or the act of taking activities typically associated with the indoors outside into green space.

"Now more than ever, homeowners are recognizing the power of their yards and parks doing environmental good, as well as benefiting their health and well-being," says Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the TurfMutt Foundation and its parent organization the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. "Homeowners are making improvements in their yards with many goals in mind, thinking about what's good for their families, pets, and our planet."

The organization expects the practice of "backyarding" to evolve into an ongoing sustainability practice and also predicts the following trends for 2024.

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