Category: Gardening

Scope Out the Pests Harming your Dream Garden

Your gardening hard work provides tangible payouts, including therapeutic benefits and an aesthetically pleasing outdoor space. So, what can you do to protect this reward from unwanted pests? When identifying and treating garden pests, it’s important to note your region may be more susceptible to certain pests than others. An integrated pest management (IPM) approach … Continued

Plant a Bee-Friendly Garden

With more than 75 percent of flowering plants in need of pollination, it’s important to know how you can support pollinator health. One way we can attract pollinators, like bees, to our own backyards is by creating an inviting habitat for them to thrive. In honor of Pollinator Week – June 17-23, we’re sharing tips … Continued

5 Steps to a Garden Re-Do After Summer Scorch

Scorching summer temperatures are quick to turn your once colorful garden into a brown and rigid eye-sore. Give your green thumb a second chance with these tips to help your late-summer and early-fall garden come back strong: Master the Art of Watering During warm months, watering plants can be a balancing act, especially when peak … Continued

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

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