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Improving Garden Soils with Organic Matter

This publication will help you understand the importance of soil organic matter levels to good plant performance. It also contains suggestions for suitable soil amendments. Any soil, no matter how compacted, can be improved by ...

Dan Sullivan, Linda Brewer, Neil Bell | May 2003 | OSU Extension Catalog

Acidifying Soil in Landscapes and Gardens East of the Cascades

Explains the importance of soil pH to plant growth, shows symptoms of plants growing in soil with high pH, and discusses how to modify soil to help maples, rhododendrons, blueberries, fruit trees, and other acid-loving plants thrive in your garden and landscape.

Sep 2006 | OSU Extension Catalog

Acidifying Soil for Blueberries and Ornamental Plants in the Yard and Garden: West of the Cascade Mountain Range in Oregon and Washington

This publication explains the importance of soil acidity to plant growth and discusses how to modify it to ensure that rhododendrons, blueberries, and other acid-loving plants thrive in your garden.

Neil Bell | Apr 2003 | OSU Extension Catalog

Sustainable Gardening: The Oregon–Washington Master Gardener Handbook

Provides information about gardening techniques covering topics in home horticulture, botany, soils, plant pathology, and entomology. The handbook is 3-ring binder ready, published as a package with full-color slip cover and spine and...

Oct 2008 | OSU Extension Catalog

Mulching around my tree, how can I get it right?

Q: I'm putting cardboard and chipped wood over much of my backyard to keep the weeds down. How much room should I leave free of cardboard around the trees (one planted only a year ago) so they get enough water (whether ...

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What's the difference between chemical, organic fertilizers?

Differences between processed and organic fertilizers are explained in this article.

May 14, 2004 | News Story

Stressed trees show dieback

Browning or dieback is usually caused by weather-related stress, sometimes in combination with pests and diseases.

Mar 2018 | Article

Five tips to winterize your trees

Your trees may still need attention even in the coldest days of winter.

Jan 17, 2014 | News Story