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Gardening Publications and Resources

Jul 2018
A list of some of our most popular and useful publications.


Best time to aerate?

May 2013
When is the best time of year to aerate my yard? My yard is Kentucky bluegrass. I live in Eugene, Oregon.

By Brian McDonald | Featured Question

Should I wait or is it great to aerate?

Mar 2016
We just moved into a new home and would love some advice on when to aerate our lawn. Are there better times of the year than others? Are there any times where it's a bad idea?

By Justin Dune | Featured Question

Fairy Rings - Blessing or Curse?

Oct 2016
I just moved into a house on a golf course with giant fir trees. In our yard in the grass is a fairy ring. Is this good or bad?

By Jean R. Natter | Featured Question

If you mind moss, get on board with preventative measures

Apr 17, 2017
Moss will return if underlying reasons for its growth aren't addressed

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Spiff up lawns after a tough summer

Aug 21, 2015
A one-day renovation will rejuvenate grass

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Why Is My Lawn Dead?

May 2017
My front lawn has completely died off. After the big snowstorm in January, it started to turn yellow in spots and was very wet. Eventually the entire lawn yellowed and died out except the curb strip. But it too is starting to die out, from the sidewalk side. I dug up a 1-ft square area a month ago to see if there were any grubs and there were none, just a ...

By Claudia Groth | Featured Question

Two ways to uproot your lawn

Jul 12, 2013
Grass lawns are the default for most yards, but a few people realize there are other options, like edible landscaping, a bark dust yard or low-maintenance groundcover.

News Story

Will liming help my lawn?

Oct 2018
I live in Portland and I moved into a house in 2016 that was built in 2012. The previous owners had two large dogs that really left some large bare spots in the lawn. I have been working hard to get it into shape. I try to weed and feed the lawn twice a year. I also over seed the bare spots in the early Fall and it worked well. Over last winter, I ...

By Jacki Dougan | Featured Question

Grass Browning

Aug 2013
I recently moved into a home with a sprinkler system, and have been watering since June; but now I have a large portion of the grass that has brown spots. Is this because of the soil? My watering? Or bugs? Or none of the above?

By Alec Kowalewski | Featured Question