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A Plan to Grow By: Greenhouse Growing

A greenhouse is one of the best ways to grow healthy, happy veggies and fruits right in your own backyard. 

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Seedlings, Just Getting Started with Greenhouse Growing

A greenhouse is a beautiful, ideal place for young and vulnerable plants.

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Oregon Backyard Ponds

There are many different types of ponds you can build in your backyard in Oregon.

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Oregon Stormwater Pond

Oregon is known for its frequent rain, but the western part of the state is the region where torrential downpours can be a serious concern.

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Oregon Pond Plants

Aquatic plants are used for aesthetic appeal–they stay afloat on ponds, adding beauty.

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Oregon Agriculture Ponds

Oregon is a great place for owning big spaces of land, growing plants and crops, and having access to all types of water sources for ponds you may be designing.

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Oregon Retention and Detention Ponds

Oregon’s need for water storage and good stormwater management is substantial. 

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Water Features for your Oregon Ponds

There are many amazing waterfalls in Oregon, which gives the perfect opportunity to add that aesthetic appeal to your property!

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Oregon Ponds: Where to put my pond?

The state of Oregon is known for its beautiful natural landscape, abounding in countless waterfalls, mountains, lakes, and forests. 

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Top 8 Questions about Hunting Ponds

Deer absolutely need water, and while they can satisfy a lot of their needs for moisture by consuming juicy plants 

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Managing Midges in Your Hunting Pond

Any serious wildlife conservationist, rancher or hunter is aware of the deadly EHD (epizootic hemorrhagic disease) affecting primarily whitetail deer

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Algae in Your Hunting Pond

It’s easy to think of a constructed deer pond as essentially a bathtub full of water that will remain clear and pristine until it’s time to fill it up again

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Stewards of the Land

People in many industrialized countries, and especially we, as Americans, have historically viewed natural resources as commodities to be either bought and sold 

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Building a Hunting Pond: Finishing Touches

Your goal is to have a dependable supply of water that can be maintained year-round so that resident deer have no need to move on to greener pastures.

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Building a Hunting Pond: Preparations

The location and particular characteristics of your hunting pond will dictate how well it is used by deer, particularly those elusive mature bucks.

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What Makes an Ideal Deer Pond?

Deer, even mature bucks, don’t show any real preference between natural or constructed ponds

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Building a Hunting Pond - What Deer Need

Traditionally, land enhancement practices to attract deer have focused on food sources and food plots, but water is the most critical requirement

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Building a Hunting Pond: Just Add Water

Are you an outdoorsman, a nature enthusiast, or a homesteader intent on supplying your own food?

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Habitat Improvements to Attract Mature Bucks

Mature bucks are a different animal than your average doe or even young buck.

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Best Oxygenating Plants for your Pond

Plants are essential players when it comes to properly oxygenating, aerating, and filtering your pond’s water.

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Best Marginal Plants for your Pond

Marginal and emergent plants are essential parts of any healthy pond garden. These plants are partially submerged in water

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Best Bog Plants for your Pond

Bog plants, or terrestrial plants, are those which are perfectly satisfied with their roots in saturated, moist soil, but prefer to keep their stem and leaves dry.

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Common Pond Plant Diseases and Pests

Damage from spider mites can appear as small yellow or brown spots, or webbing on leaves that looks like it's been left by a spider. 

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Choosing Plants for your Pond

Just how many plants do I need? Maintaining around 60% plant coverage over and within your pond will help absorb and utilize any excess nutrients in the pond.

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Top Tips for Planting Water Gardens

Consider the whole year. Will the plants you’re choosing be able to last through cold winters?

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