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Autumn mulching will protect soil and prevent spring weed infestations

Discourage uninvited animal guests from making themselves too cozy.

Oct 15, 2007 | News Story

Much to gardeners’ delight mulching cuts down on weeding and watering

Materials give variety of looks and performances

Kym Pokorny | Jun 10, 2016 | News Story

Sheet mulching — aka lasagna composting — builds soil, saves time

Sheet composting, also referred to as lasagna composting or sheet mulching, is a cold composting method used by people around the world for generations. It is an excellent way to convert grass to vegetable beds, create new ...

Jan 2013 | Article

Some Garden Myths and What Research Has to Say

From the myth of collapsing root balls to myth of compost tea - learn the facts about a range of tips you may have heard through the years about healthy soil, pretty mulch, and more.

Richard Little | Feb 2014 | Article

Turfgrasses and Lawn Care in Eastern Oregon

Today, turfgrass is the single largest irrigated crop in the United States and covers three times the land area of any other cultivated crop. An estimated 40.5 million acres of grasses are planted in residential, commercial and...

Richard Smiley | Jan 2018 | Article

Is ink bad for my vegetables?

Q: Going to start shredding various types of paper--no cardboard--and wondered if the various toners/inks would cause problems with the plants or if the plant would absorb the chemicals and I would end up eating them from the ...

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Mulch is a key to no-till gardens

The crux of no-till gardening is to pile on enough mulch so that weeds don't germinate and grow up through it.

Tiffany Woods | Sep 6, 2012 | News Story

Publication answers mulching questions

New OSU publication answers mulching questions

Apr 17, 2009 | News Story

Wood chips for mulch?

Q: I have an old pile of wood chips from a pruned willow tree and I wondered if I could rototill them into my garden soil to add mulch?

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Symphylans have invaded my garden, how can I get rid of them?

Q: How do i get rid of symphylans? I have turned the dirt numerous times and treated with Bifenthrin as was directed by a soil expert at a local greenhouse ( 3 days ago) and they're still alive and well. Help!!! I am ...

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