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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

Turfgrasses and Lawn Care in Eastern Oregon

Today, turfgrass is the single largest irrigated crop in the United States and covers three times the land area of any other cultivated crop. An estimated 40.5 million acres of grasses are planted in residential, commercial and...

Richard Smiley | Jan 2018 | Article

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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Efficient Lawn Irrigation in the Intermountain West

Proper irrigation, despite being one of the most important factors in maintaining a healthy lawn, is the most often overlooked variable in lawn care. This publication describes common turfgrass species, soil water holding capacity, ...

Brian Charlton | Oct 2010 | OSU Extension Catalog

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

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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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