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Pick a good mulch groundcover for your yard

Aug 2, 2013
When choosing mulch, "The coarser the better," according to Al Shay, an instructor in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University.

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Layer compost "lasagna-style" for no-till gardening

Feb 1, 2013
Also known as sheet mulching, "lasagna gardening" is a no-till, no-dig gardening method that turns materials like kitchen waste, straw and newspapers into rich, healthy compost.

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Healthy lawns need efficient irrigation

Jul 14, 2011
A new OSU Extension publication, available online, can help homeowners decide on an optimum lawn irrigation schedule.

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Slow, cool composting is the easy way

Oct 15, 2010
Cool composting is slow but effective

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Drip irrigation makes the most of little water

May 7, 2010
Cut water needs in half with drip irrigation.

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There's no break for people who garden in clay

Feb 28, 2003
Clay soils are one of the biggest challenges to the home gardener

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How to sprout seedlings to life indoors

Feb 19, 2003
Planting and watching garden seeds spring to life on a greenhouse bench is one of the most rewarding events in a gardener's year.

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Home greenhouse helps houseplants survive your vacation

Feb 19, 2003
Protect your houseplants while you're away on vacation by putting them in a "home greenhouse."

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What is mushroom compost?

Feb 19, 2003
Commercial mushroom growers in the Willamette Valley grow tons of mushrooms in an elaborate mixture that gardeners love - mushroom compost.