In The Garden

Harvest a Return on your Landscape Maintenance Investment

by ERIK HOTVEDT of LAWNS Landscape Maintenance You probably spend $100-$200 per month, or hours every weekend, on landscape maintenance. Have you considered ways that your landscape could return a dividend rather than being a drain on your pocketbook? Or make it worth the time that you are investing? The same practices for maintaining your landscape are currently the same necessities for most vegetables and herbs. Most of these plants have the same requirements as…


Saving Honeybees, One New Beekeeper at a Time!

by Stephen Harris, Tumalo Bee Academy Through raising plants and landscaping, Mike Ludeman of Tumalo Garden Market realized the importance of honeybees for pollinating the plants he was marketing, planting and growing. He connected with local beekeeper, Stephen Harris, who has kept and raised bees in Central Oregon since 1968. Michael got the beekeeping bug and with help from Stephen, started three hives in Tumalo at the nursery. Meanwhile, Stephen was holding classes and mentoring…


Central Oregon Lawn Center

Your One Stop Shop Central Oregon Lawn Center is a one stop shop for lawn advice, rental equipment, irrigation equipment, feed and seed. The store motto is “To Turn The World Green… One Lawn At A Time” using Eco-friendly supplies and approaches. Central Oregon Lawn Center is here for the “do-it-yourself” homeowner, as well as for the seasoned landscaping professional. Our advice is geared toward Central Oregon climate and water-wise, organic solutions to your lawn…


Year-Round Gardening in Central Oregon

I grew up on a cattle ranch near the Oregon Coast and we grew most of our food. We had chickens and eggs, apple trees and a huge vegetable garden. My childhood summers were spent grazing in the garden and fighting horses for fallen apples. My love of gardening was born then, and wherever I lived, including Alaska, I was able to grow some veggies. That is until I moved to a few miles South…


Winterscaping My Garden

About this time of year, I take stock of my garden with two objectives in mind. The first is to make my garden ready for the long and often brutal Central Oregon winter. While working on the first objective, I accomplish the second objective as well, which is to create a stunning winterscape. I have a fun routine that takes a day, maybe two, depending on how many family or friends join in the work…