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Improving Garden Soils with Organic Matter

This publication will help you understand the importance of soil organic matter levels to good plant performance. It also contains suggestions for suitable soil amendments. Any soil, no matter how compacted, can be improved by ...

Dan Sullivan, Linda Brewer, Neil Bell | May 2003 | OSU Extension Catalog

Add organic matter to improve garden soils

Adding organic matter is the best way to improve nearly all kinds of soils.

Feb 27, 2009 | News Story

Red worms eat their way through kitchen waste to produce rich soil amendment

Keeping a worm farm is an easy project

Kym Pokorny | Aug 12, 2016 | News Story

Wiggle your way into worm composting

Worm castings -- AKA poop -- add valuable nutrients to the soil and is easy to make. The hardest part is making the bin and that's not difficult.

Kym Pokorny | Jul 23, 2018 | News Story

I gotta have more worms!

Q: Where can I find information on adding worms to soil that has none? Thanks.

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Selecting Native Plants for Home Landscapes in Central Oregon

If planted in a suitable habitat, native plants are well adapted to Central Oregon soils and climate. When grown in the right conditions, native plants experience less environmental, insect, and disease damage than nonnative plants.

Amy Jo Detweiler | May 2008 | OSU Extension Catalog

We want to go native, can you help with plant selection?

Q: We are building our home and have disturbed the natural area in order to do so. We want to landscape as natural as possible with native species and would like to know where to find assistance in plant selections and ...

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I want to go native. Can I get support for project Lawn-B-Gawn?

Q: We are considering removing our front lawn and putting in drought tolerant, native plants to reduce our water use and lower maintenance. where can we find support and advice to do this?

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I need a native alternative to my lawn. Any ideas?

Q: I find what I enjoy to be contrary to what most people enjoy... a flat green grass lawn. However, I am uncertain what to do as a do-it-your-self, low-maintenance, native alternative. so I'm currently researching things like ...

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