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Gardening Publications and Resources

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

Jul 2018 | Collection

Best time to aerate?

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

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Dry Farming Oregon

Oregon State University is known for its College of Agricultural Sciences. The school offers 25 Major and Minor options that include but are not limited to Botany, Animal Sciences, and even Fermentation Sciences for you beer lovers out there. The OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program is one of many things that go on out there and is nestled in the heart of ...

Jan 2017 | Article

Should I wait or is it great to aerate?

Q: 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?

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Fairy Rings - Blessing or Curse?

Q: 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?

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If you mind moss, get on board with preventative measures

Moss will return if underlying reasons for its growth aren't addressed

Kym Pokorny | Apr 17, 2017 | News Story

Spiff up lawns after a tough summer

A one-day renovation will rejuvenate grass

Kym Pokorny | Aug 21, 2015 | News Story

Why Is My Lawn Dead?

Q: 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 ...

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Sustainable food-buying options expand

Northwest growers adopt sustainable agriculture practices and certification.

Mar 27, 2008 | News Story

Two ways to uproot your lawn

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.

Jul 12, 2013 | News Story