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  • Trees and Shrubs: How can I find a certified arborist?
    Answer: Sometimes an on-site visit by a certified arborist is the best way to figure out what is really wrong with your tree, especially if the tree is ...

  • General Gardening: What’s the best way to get rid of slugs?
    Answer: When it comes to battling slugs, there isn’t just one “best” way to eradicate these prolific and voracious garden pests that are so prevalent here in the ...

  • Lawns and Lawn Care: How can I fix my soggy backyard?
    Answer: Dealing with a soggy yard can be tough. There are different options for resolving the sogginess, but they depend on the exact nature of your ...

  • Lawns and Lawn Care: How can I get rid of the moss in my lawn?
    Answer: In western Oregon lawns, with our many shade-producing trees and mild, wet winters—moss happens. In fact, moss thrives in the very conditions that grass dislikes: shade, poor drainage, ...

  • Soils: How do I get my soil tested?
    Answer: There are two main types of soil tests. One test measures the pH level of the soil and can be done with a simple pH ...

  • General Gardening: How do I plant iris?
    Answer: There are a number of types of iris.  When planting rhisomatous iris make sure that the roots are fully buried but that the top of ...

  • General Gardening: Is it safe to use treated lumber for raised beds?
    Answer: In 2004, the most widely-used treated lumber at the time, CCA (Chromated Copper Arsenate) was phased out because it contained arsenic. An EPA- approved (and ...

  • Lawns and Lawn Care: What is causing the dead or brown spots in my lawn?
    Answer: From leatherjackets to Labradors—there are many reasons why you could see dead or brown spots appearing in your lawn. Fortunately, most of the problems, especially when caught ...

  • General Gardening: How can I find out what the water table is in my area?
    Answer: The water table in the Portland Metro area varies pretty dramatically by location. The best way to find the water table for your particular area of interest ...

  • Vertebrate Pests: How do woodrats/packrats get into an attic when there isn’t any obvious access route and
    Answer: It may seem like these animals enter your home by magic, but there are ways to find the access points to your property, especially since these rodents ...

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