Month: August 2019
2019 Recycling Guide for Lane County
The 2019 Recycling Guide for Lane County. This guide contains 19 pages of information and resources for how and where you can recycle, donate and compost in Lane County. It has the information you need to make your life a little greener. The guide is available here as a full PDF to download and print.
20x21EUG Mural Project
20x21EUG Mural Project aims to bring color and life to Eugene’s urban landscape to foster pride and contribute to a sense of identity. Do you have any suggestion for where there should be community murals in the SHiNA neighborhood?
Send ideas to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the mural map: www.20x21eug.com/MuralsMap-2018.pdf
Ways to Conserve Water in the Garden
The Oregon State University Extension Service offers the following tips to conserve water in gardens and yards during dry summer months:
- Water your lawn more deeply and less frequently. If you typically water three to four times per week, it’s okay to cut that to one to two times per week.
- Plant drought-tolerant turf grass. Tall fescue is hardy, wide-bladed and deep-rooted. Perennial ryegrass and creeping fescue can also tolerate some dryness.
- Choose drought-tolerant plants such as creeping zinnia and sea poppy for your landscape. Native plants such as the Oregon iris and Pacific wax myrtle tolerate dry summers well.
- For most plants, watering deeply and close to the roots is more important than frequency. Study each plant’s watering requirements. For vegetables, soak soil about six inches deep. Water to a depth of about a foot and a half for shrubs. Trees need water about two feet deep.
- Mulching is critical because it improves soil structure, helps retain water in the ground and reduces weeds. Use compost-based mulches for vegetables and woody mulches for ornamental plants. Spread the mulch about two to three inches thick on the soil around your garden.
- Water early in the morning before the day heats up.
- Use an efficient irrigation system, such as soaker hoses or drip irrigation. If you choose a sprinkler system, select a low-pressure, in-ground system that does not shoot up in the air.