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Starting a landscaping job can be the start of a fulfilling career

Starting a landscaping job can be the start of a fulfilling career

In our last blog post, we talked about professional careers in the landscaping industry and how to pursue one. Working in the landscaping industry may not even hit the radar of most people when they start job hunting.  However, if you talk to people who started working in the field, most will say it provided both stable and interesting employment with tremendous growth potential. If you like...
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Lawn Mold is “Snow” Joke

Lawn Mold is “Snow” Joke

Cold weather can affect the health of your lawn in some unexpected ways. While most people are concerned with protecting their lawns during the hot days of summer, cold weather and snow can be equally damaging. After a long period of snow, many homeowners start to see patches of gray mold spread throughout their lawn. This is a sure sign of snow mold.  Gray snow mold (Typhula blight) is a...
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Edible Winter Plants

Edible Winter Plants

Winter is fast approaching, but that does not mean your gardening has to end. You can continue to grow and enjoy fresh produce due to the number of plants that thrive in the winter. You may want to start with some winter gardening supplies. A cold frame is a simple structure that utilizes solar energy to create a microclimate within your garden. They are used to retain heat and protect plants...
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Don’t “Leaf” Out Composting this Fall

Don’t “Leaf” Out Composting this Fall

Fall is in full swing, with pumpkins on porches and leaves on the ground. Keeping up with raking can be tiresome, which is why composting in the fall is extra beneficial. Composting is the process of adding natural recycled material (like those pesky leaves, or even vegetable scraps) to the garden in order to make your soil richer. Using compost for lawn fertilizer is an ideal organic...
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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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