Gardening Tips

Learn more about gardening with our Gardening Tips.

Swiss chard is nutritious and beautiful in your garden
Chard is not only nutritious; it is also beautiful in the garden.
Think about birds before spring mowing and pruning
Keep in mind bird nesting cycles when pruning and mowing in spring and summer.
Corn gluten meal did not prevent weeds from germinating in OSU study
OSU research found corn gluten meal not effective in a study as a pre-emergent herbicide in shrub beds and on lawns.
Choose the best garlic for your garden
Garlic is growing throughout the Northwest.
OSU's gardening handbook makes a perfect holiday gift
The perfect holiday gift for the gardener in your life is OSU Extension’s “Sustainable Gardening: The Oregon-Washington Master Gardener Handbook.”
Controlling poison oak and ivy
Poison oak and poison ivy are each a different species, but they are similar in appearance, and have the same effect on humans.
Plant disease-resistant apple varieties
If you want to apply chemicals to control apple diseases, your best bet is to plant disease-resistant varieties.
Coir is sustainable alternative to peat moss in the garden
Coconut dust is a sustainable alternative to peat moss in the garden.
Native madrones are special to the Northwest
There are probably few plants that are more strongly identified with this area or are held in greater affection than the madrone tree.
Spruce up older camellias with a late spring trim
Here’s how to give your old camellia a makeover.