Gardening Tips

Learn more about gardening with our Gardening Tips.

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.
Autumn is a good time to renovate a mangy lawn
Autumn is an excellent time to take steps to improve the health and appearance of drought-stressed lawns in western Oregon.
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.
On your skin or in your yard – how to deal with poison oak and ivy
On your skin or in your yard, how to deal with poison oak and ivy.
Spruce up older camellias with a late spring trim
Here’s how to give your old camellia a makeover.
Minimize cold damage to your lawn in the winter
Lawns behave differently in the winter in each region of Oregon. Here are some strategies to minimize cold damage to your lawn this winter, from the OSU Extension turf grass specialist.
How to discourage birds from flying into windows
Here’s how to discourage birds from flying into your windows from an OSU wildlife biologist.
Snow or lack thereof - effects on landscape plants
Snow is an excellent insulator and can protect landscape plants from the devastating effects of repeated freezing and thawing.
Grow your own Christmas chestnuts
If you’ve ever dreamed of roasting chestnuts by an open fire, you might want to consider growing your own.