Category: Outdoors

Blog articles about outdoor gardens, outdoor gardening tips and information by Eugene Garden Design in Eugene, Oregon.

Five summer perennials for June

After skyrocketing in spring, many summer perennials will now be beginning their summer show. (more…)

Dealing with a Rising Rat and Rodent Population

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How to build a butterfly garden

How to attract monarch butterflies to your backyard — and help save the endangered species (more…)

How much does Landscaping really add to a home’s value?

Research shows that upgrading a property’s landscaping can significantly increase the value.


Why a Pre-Planned Garden Really Works

Pre-planning gardens helps plants thrive by creating an arrangement that accounts for their full-grown size and spread with tall plants in the back, and tiny things where they won’t be smothered.

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Keep it or Kill it? Deciding in your garden

Deciding whether to keep or remove trees, shrubs and other plants in your yard can be a tough choice.

Learn the unique micro-climates of your Eugene property in a one-on-one class!

Learn about the unique micro-climates that exist only on your property, and how to plant and grow to work with these micro-climates rather than struggle against them.

Raised Garden Beds – Planning and Construction

How to build raised garden beds that feed your plants and save your back, including tips on best designs, soil mixes, watering and more. (more…)

Small Yard, Big Potential!

Many newer subdivision homes may be built on as little as 0.10 of an acre. But don’t be discouraged if your yard is tiny! There’s LOTS of potential in that small yard! (more…)

Creating a new garden from nothing but patchy grass and weeds

We all spot those houses with infrequently mowed patchy lawns of unsightly dry grass and weeds. Or maybe that’s your yard we’re talking about?

Gardening with children

Children can learn new skills, have fun, play and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden tending plants and growing their own food. Most children enjoy being outdoors and love digging in the soil, getting dirty, creating things and watching plants grow. (more…)

4 Steps to Improve Your Lawn

Follow these seasonal steps to help your lawn grow more healthy over time with minimal effort and expense. Good lawn advice from Eugene Garden Design

How a Slow-Grow Garden Plan can work for you

For those who have always dreamed of having a beautiful and productive garden, Eugene Garden Design can use the Slow-Grow Garden Plan to meet up with you in your garden and work with you, beside you, getting you involved in the process of making and tending your garden as we grow and expand it according to your ideas.

What to do in the garden in January

January is the beginning of the gardening year  a time for fresh starts, renewed energy, and grand plans for the twelve months ahead. (more…)