Q: I'm a furloughed federal employee and suddenly find myself with free time that could end tomorrow, next week, next month, who knows. On top of that, it's sunny! What are things I could do now that will be a good investment of time (but not a lot of money)? I have a typical city lot with raised beds for vegetables, a lawn that needs help (I'd love to convert ...
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The glistening cold of the Willamette Valley's first frost has ushered in the right time to clean up the garden.
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
The fearless gardener still has a chance to plant some cold-hardy vegetables to harvest next spring, said Jim Myers, plant breeder and researcher at Oregon State University. But don't dawdle.
There's plenty to do, including clean up and tool care
Prolonged heat wave amps up need for water in the garden
Construction materials can include fiberglass, wood, wire, plastic and PVC hoops.
Snow is an excellent insulator and can protect landscape plants from the devastating effects of repeated freezing and thawing.