About the OSU Extension Service: The Oregon State University Extension Service shares research-based knowledge with people and communities in Oregon’s 36 counties. OSU Extension addresses issues that matter to urban and rural Oregonians. OSU Extension’s partnerships and programs contribute to a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for Oregon.

Look to the garden to keep you busy and quiet your mind

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we need things to help us cope, and gardening qualifies.

Divide and conquer plants to keep them healthy and productive

When perennials start looking raggedy and the middle dies out, the time has come to dig them up and make more plants.

Straw bale gardens work where others won’t

If you've got little space, bad soil or aren't able to bend over, straw bale gardening is an altertnative to inground gardens.

Fight ‘big four’ rose problems with prevention strategies

There are steps you can take to control black spot, rust, downy mildew and powdery mildew.

Maintaining a moss-free roof takes some effort

After cleaning the shingles, low-toxicity products can be used to kill the moss. But shedding more sun on the roof works more permanently.

Time to perform winter maintenance on apple trees

Dormant sprays help control diseases and insect pests; purning keeps your tree in good shape for producing apples.

Save some bucks by gardening frugally

Saving money in the garden doesn't mean you have to sacrifice what you want -- it just takes a little thought.

Study shows some urban gardens contain too much organic matter

Most gardeners are given the advice to add compost, but that's not always a good idea. Get a test to be sure.

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