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Mushrooms can mean healthy soil

Mushrooms are the reproductive structure of fungi and can indicate healthy soil.

Jan 7, 2011 | News Story

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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Fertilizing Lawns

Explains how to optimize a fertilization program for a home lawn. Discusses how to select and use fertilizers, the roles of various elements (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, pH, calcium, magnesium, and iron) in lawn ...

Jan 2005 | OSU Extension Catalog

Best Management Practices for Maintaining Sand-based, Natural Grass Athletic Fields

This publication recommends specific ways to manage of sand-based fields, which will require more frequent fertilization, irrigation, and cultivation for proper maintenance than native soil fields. This publication emphasizes the critical...

Alec Kowalewski | Sep 2015 | OSU Extension Catalog

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