As Labor Day creeps up, think about spiffing up lawn

Grass can look harsh after a hot summer, but there's plenty of time this fall to rejuvenate it.

Drought driving more yellowjackets into backyards this year

If nests are not in a highly trafficked area, the best practice is to leave them alone.

Instead of leaving soil naked, coat it with cover crops

Grow "green manure" to keep soil from eroding, weeds from exploding and to add nutrients.

Wiggle your way into worm composting

Worm castings -- AKA poop -- add valuable nutrients to the soil and is easy to make. The hardest part is making the bin and that's not difficult.

Food preservation hotline opens for the season

Get all your food preservation questions answered from safety to great recipes.

Don’t neglect to water garden in summer

Watering correctly will keep your garden thriving in hot weather.

Know what your plants need before fertilizing

Doing research up front helps you know which plants need fertilizer, how much and when to apply.

Beneficial bats help control insects in the garden

Bats can eat their weight in insects in one day, providing important pest control.

OSU Master Gardener state conference open to all

Speakers will cover everything from climate change to making a birdhouse.

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