Category: Gardening

Shake It Up for Mother’s Day with Fresh Herbs

Mother’s Day brunch and cocktails go hand-in-hand, and the only thing better than a delicious drink with mom is one that’s made with a gift from you. Fresh herbs are the gift that keep on giving, doubling as a pop of greenery and homegrown entertaining staple. Not to mention, they’re a living reminder of how … Continued

Turn your Home & Garden Into a Plant-Filled Sanctuary

Plants are an easy addition to spruce up spaces in and around your home, making it warm and full of life. Well-placed plants can transform spaces, purify the air and add a restful ambiance to your home and garden – and studies show that being around greenery improves concentration, boosts your mood and reduces stress … Continued

4 Vacation Spots to Inspire Your Outdoor Design

You don’t need to travel around the globe for a relaxing escape. Create a backyard modeled after some of the trendiest vacation spots and settle in for a nice staycation. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Paint your yard with the colors of the Dutch countryside by incorporating tulips into your home and garden. You can still enjoy spring’s … Continued

Create a Garden that will Love You Back

You may have heard how the popular relationship book, “The Five Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman, influences you as a partner, but how about in your yard? This Valentine’s Day, channel your love language in your garden, lawn and other green spaces around your home. Whether you prefer to express love through words of … Continued

New Homeowner’s Guide: 5 key tips to lawn and home maintenance

Moving into that perfect new home is exciting, but looking at the list of maintenance your home requires can be a little overwhelming. In the first edition of our New Homeowner’s Guide, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® is providing home and lawn maintenance tips to help tackle new-to-you tasks so you can avoid … Continued

5 Ways to Love Your Lawn

Relationships take work, and the one with your lawn is no exception. It takes the same quality time, attention and love any other relationship does to be successful. So what about spending some of the $116 the average American spends on Valentine’s Day to treat your lawn? RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® is … Continued

Local Boys & Girls Club Members Become Ecosystem Defenders

RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® teamed up with the Knudson Boys & Girls Club of Salem and the Meyer Memorial Boys & Girls Club of Portland to provide club members with the opportunity to learn more about the delicate balance of the ecosystem in which they live, and the impact that insects, particularly … Continued

Five Ways to Enrich Your Lawn and Garden this Summer

You may not recognize honey bees beyond their black and gold stripes, but bees and other pollinators play a vital role in our environment and are responsible for pollinating some of our favorite foods and flowering plant species. Research points to multiple factors affecting bee health, such as pests, parasites, climate change, and nutrition problems. Fortunately, gardeners … Continued

Bees Play an Important Role with the Plants We Grow

Bees pollinate more than 16 percent of flowering plant species[i], including those found in yards, landscapes and parks in our communities and across our country. During Pollinator Week – June 16-22, 2014, and all year long – each of us can take action to understand the many factors contributing to bee health, and make a … Continued

The Bee’s Knees

All of us care about the environment and about using lawn and garden pesticides in the safest and most environmentally sound way when dealing with home and garden pest problems. One way to ensure lawn and garden pesticides do not harm pollinators is to read and follow all insecticide product instructions. With the spring planting … Continued

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