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Streamside plan #1, Steep Slope - dry streambank

A design for gardens near streamsides with steeper banks and dryer soils.

Carolyn M. Devine | Jan 2010 | Fact Sheet

Streamside plan #3, Gradual Slope - Wet

A design for gardens near streamsides with gradually sloped banks and wet soils.

Carolyn M. Devine | Jan 2010 | Fact Sheet

Streamside plan #2, Average Slope - mixed wet/dry

A design for gardens near streamsides with average sloped banks and mixed wet and dry soils.

Carolyn M. Devine | Jan 2010 | Fact Sheet

What is the best driveway grass?

Q: I am installing a permeable driveway (Unilock Turfstone) at my house in Portland. I read your article on best types of grass mixes in Oregon. But what about driveway grass? Ideally I would like a grass with low maintenance,...

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A Water-wise Home Landscape: A Xeriscape

Water-wise gardening conserves water and helps protect the environment. A xeriscape is a “dry scene” that uses very little water, but a water-wise garden includes any style that is designed to conserve water.

May 2018 | Collection

A burrowing pest: controlling gophers on your property

Gophers can cause a lot of damage on a farm. Here's what to do when these small mammals invade your small acreage: Trap them, set out bait or maybe even enlist the help of barn owls. If you decide to try a trap, make sure to set it in the main tunnel.

Melissa Matthewson | Mar 2007 | Article

Landscape Sustainability Checkup

Is your yard ready to be an "Oregon Sustainable Landscape"?

May 2018 | Article

PNW native plants for the streamside garden

Trees and shrubs for the water's edge or drier areas, groundcover, ferns, and other useful tips

Linda R. McMahan | Jul 2018 | Article

Drought-Tolerant Plants for Shade

Water-wise gardening conserves water and helps protect the environment. A xeriscape is a “dry scene” that uses very little water, but a water-wise garden includes any style that is designed to conserve water.

May 2018 | Article