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Gardening Publications and Resources

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

Jul 2018 | Collection

Candace Stoughton - Water Conservation

Candace Stoughton, Low Impact Development Specialist, gives a tour of the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District building and the many demonstration projects on the grounds that soak up stormwater

May 2018 | Video

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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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

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 ...

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Spiff up lawns after a tough summer

A one-day renovation will rejuvenate grass

Kym Pokorny | Aug 21, 2015 | News Story

Will liming help my lawn?

Q: 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....

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Tips and tricks to save water during a hot summer

Prolonged heat wave amps up need for water in the garden

Kym Pokorny | Aug 4, 2017 | News Story