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Autumn mulching will protect soil and prevent spring weed infestations

Discourage uninvited animal guests from making themselves too cozy.

Oct 15, 2007 | News Story

Much to gardeners’ delight mulching cuts down on weeding and watering

Materials give variety of looks and performances

Kym Pokorny | Jun 10, 2016 | News Story

Using soil type to estimate potential forage productivity

Knowing yield can help you make informed management decisions. You can estimate potential yield from past history of the field, neighboring fields of similar type, averages for specific forages, and from soils information.

Shelby Filley | Aug 2018 | Article

Sheet mulching — aka lasagna composting — builds soil, saves time

Sheet composting, also referred to as lasagna composting or sheet mulching, is a cold composting method used by people around the world for generations. It is an excellent way to convert grass to vegetable beds, create new ...

Jan 2013 | Article

Some Garden Myths and What Research Has to Say

From the myth of collapsing root balls to myth of compost tea - learn the facts about a range of tips you may have heard through the years about healthy soil, pretty mulch, and more.

Richard Little | Feb 2014 | Article

Is ink bad for my vegetables?

Q: Going to start shredding various types of paper--no cardboard--and wondered if the various toners/inks would cause problems with the plants or if the plant would absorb the chemicals and I would end up eating them from the ...

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Mulch is a key to no-till gardens

The crux of no-till gardening is to pile on enough mulch so that weeds don't germinate and grow up through it.

Tiffany Woods | Sep 6, 2012 | News Story

Publication answers mulching questions

New OSU publication answers mulching questions

Apr 17, 2009 | News Story

Wood chips for mulch?

Q: I have an old pile of wood chips from a pruned willow tree and I wondered if I could rototill them into my garden soil to add mulch?

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Are madrone trees mean?

Q: I have a small grove of Madrones behind my house. I have put a couple of annual beds under them but nothing seems to grow under them. I have looked all over the net to no avail on this issue. I did amend the ...

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