Learn about greenhouses, ponds, farming, agriculture, & more.
A greenhouse is one of the best ways to grow healthy, happy veggies and fruits right in your own backyard.
A greenhouse is a beautiful, ideal place for young and vulnerable plants.
There are many different types of ponds you can build in your backyard in Oregon.
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.
Aquatic plants are used for aesthetic appeal–they stay afloat on ponds, adding beauty.
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.
Oregon’s need for water storage and good stormwater management is substantial.
There are many amazing waterfalls in Oregon, which gives the perfect opportunity to add that aesthetic appeal to your property!
The state of Oregon is known for its beautiful natural landscape, abounding in countless waterfalls, mountains, lakes, and forests.
Deer absolutely need water, and while they can satisfy a lot of their needs for moisture by consuming juicy plants
Any serious wildlife conservationist, rancher or hunter is aware of the deadly EHD (epizootic hemorrhagic disease) affecting primarily whitetail deer
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
People in many industrialized countries, and especially we, as Americans, have historically viewed natural resources as commodities to be either bought and sold
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.
The location and particular characteristics of your hunting pond will dictate how well it is used by deer, particularly those elusive mature bucks.
Deer, even mature bucks, don’t show any real preference between natural or constructed ponds
Traditionally, land enhancement practices to attract deer have focused on food sources and food plots, but water is the most critical requirement
Are you an outdoorsman, a nature enthusiast, or a homesteader intent on supplying your own food?
Mature bucks are a different animal than your average doe or even young buck.
Plants are essential players when it comes to properly oxygenating, aerating, and filtering your pond’s water.
Marginal and emergent plants are essential parts of any healthy pond garden. These plants are partially submerged in water
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.
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.
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.
Consider the whole year. Will the plants you’re choosing be able to last through cold winters?