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Fire-Resistant Landscaping

Fire-Resistant Landscaping

Spurred by months of drought and last month’s intense heatwave, Oregon has faced some extreme fires this summer. While fires seem impossibly daunting, there is a way for you to protect your family and your property. Fire-resistant landscaping means gardening with plants containing foliage and stems that don’t fuel or intensify fire. A fire-resistant landscape can actually increase your property...
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Bee Aware: Co-existing with Bees in the Summer

Bee Aware: Co-existing with Bees in the Summer

As we escape the heatwave, you may be opting to spend more time outdoors. Picnics in the park, sprinklers in the grass and barbecues are staples of summertime fun. However, nothing can ruin a picnic like a bunch of bees swarming you and your food.  There are some friendly bees that you may encounter this summer. Honey bees use pollen and nectar from flowers to make honey and although they...
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Authentic Versus Artificial Grass

Authentic Versus Artificial Grass

Maintaining a beautiful, lush lawn can seem next to impossible between the extreme heat and damage done by pets. Your once green lawn may be starting to turn brown, and overwatering it may seem like the wrong solution. Well, we have a solution for you! Synthetic turf looks like natural grass but without upkeep. The sun won’t damage the turf, and your pets can relieve themselves without turning...
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Toddlers and Tomatoes: Tips for Gardening with Kids

Toddlers and Tomatoes: Tips for Gardening with Kids

It’s halfway through the summer, so by now you’ve probably exhausted all of the park and fun outdoor options here in town. If you have kiddos, their restlessness may be driving you crazy day in and day out. Or, your kids might be opting to sit inside and play video games all day and you may be finding it hard to get them outdoors. Well, we have a solution for you! Involving your kids in your...
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Did You Wet Your Plants?

Did You Wet Your Plants?

With the extreme heat coming and going this summer (115 degrees in late June!?), your plants need extra care to survive the heatwave. Whether you are growing vegetables, a flower garden, or even some indoor plants, check out the tips below to salvage your burned and stressed plants and protect them from future damage. Signs that your plant has been overexposed to the sunlight include dark or...
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