Lodgepole Pine

Identifying Conifer Trees in the Pacific Northwest

There are 588 species of conifer trees and shrubs in the world. Being able to identify each and every one could take a lifetime. Thankfully the list of evergreens that grow in Oregon and Washington is not quite as lengthy. As you head out for an outdoor adventure this summer, take notice of the trees [...]
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Coastal Fencing Giveaway WInner

Coastal Fence Makeover Giveaway Winner: Wechter Family

  Life is quiet when you live on 50 acres just outside Roseburg, Oregon. That is, until you get a call that you’ve won the Coastal Fence Makeover Giveaway. When Coastal showed up on her property with her prize, her family was thrilled. We were too! We had a chance to chat with Missy Wechter […]

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Lawn Spots

Fixing Spots on Your Lawn

  It’s easy to love your dog. But what isn’t as easy is loving what your dog can do to your lawn. If you’ve ever seen brown or discolored spots on your grass, It’s likely from canine urine. While it’s not the end of the world, there are some things you can do to curb […]

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Stock Tank Planters

Making a Stock Tank Planter

  Here in the Northwest, it’s easy to grow veggies, flowers and more just about anywhere. But to add some country flair to your yard and garden, nothing beats a stock tank planter. To help get you started on making your own, we’ve compiled some quick tips and a few suggestions. Choose Your Stock Tank […]

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Avoiding Summer Pet Health Problems

Pet Health: Avoiding Summertime Hazards

  Enjoying the great outdoors with your family and pets is a must-do this time of year. To keep everyone happy and healthy, including Fido, we’ve compiled some summer pet health hazards and ways to avoid them. Update Vaccinations Most veterinarians urge dog owners to have their dogs fully vaccinated before camping, hiking, or spending […]

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Ag News Roundup

Coastal Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

  In today’s Ag News Roundup, landscaping the key to protecting homes from wildfires,  farmers to receive aid amid trade war, federal court sides with water rights for farmers, landowners could soon clean more ditch debris on Oregon lands, and reservoir draining helps eliminate invasive fish. OSU Offers Advice on Protecting Homes from Wildfires With […]

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Harvest Right Freeze Dryer

Harvest Right Freeze Dryers

  For decades, freeze dried foods have been one of the best long-term food storage options for emergencies and a lot more. Now, you can bring that technology home to freeze dry your own food for camping trips, disaster preparation, and healthy eating for a fraction of the price. It’s called the Harvest Right Freeze […]

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Garden Art

Decorating Your Yard & Garden

  Green, lush yards and gardens are a wonderful sight. But with fading summertime flowers and blooms that come and go, one of the best ways to add color and whimsy to your yard and garden is with some outdoor decorations. We’ve compiled a few for you to try on your property. More Birdhouses Adding […]

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Mason Jar Herb Garden

How To Plant Your Own Mason Jar Herb Garden

Grab a set of Ball mason jars, some soil, herb seeds and other supplies at your nearby Coastal and you’ll have everything you need to make a fun-to-grow mason jar herb garden. You’ll find a list of supplies below the how-to video.                                                                                                       List of Supplies Ball canning jars (various sizes) Potting soil Sand […]

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Ag News

Coastal Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

  In today’s Ag News Roundup, wolves kill another calf in Oregon, more women working in farming, OSU shares sustainable gardening tips, economists examine tariff effects on farming, and cap and trade debate continues in Oregon legislature. Oregon Wolf Pack Kills Calf in Baker County The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) says the […]

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Gene Peery

Spending a Morning with Gene Peery of Scio, Oregon

  Helping others has always been a part of Gene Peery’s DNA, whether he was flying a helicopter in Vietnam, retraining vets for new careers, or guiding at-risk youth toward a brighter tomorrow. With that kind of life resume, we were eager to chat with Gene about his experiences and see the Century Farm Equestrian […]

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Which Pan to Use

Choosing Cast Iron or Nonstick

  While it might not be worthy of a philosophical debate, there are strong feelings about cookware – specifically, when it comes to cast iron versus nonstick. Which one is right for you and your cooking techniques? For most of us, both come in handy. Here’s why. Cast Iron is the King When you buy […]

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Plants that Repel Mosquitoes

Repelling Mosquitos with Plants and Planning

  Here in the Northwest, we get a reprieve from mosquitoes and other irritating (and disease-carrying) insects most of the year. However, they come back every summer. During those times, certain plants and a little planning can help keep mosquitoes away from your outdoor activities. Prevent Mosquito Habitat and Contact According to Oregon State University [...]
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Xylitol and Dogs

Protecting Your Pooch from Xylitol

  Dogs are wonderful creatures. They protect, love unconditionally, and will do just about anything for a yummy treat. However, with several brands of peanut butter now containing xylitol, those treats could poison your dog and cause severe liver damage. Here’s what to look for and how to keep xylitol out of your dog’s diet. […]

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Camping Permits

Outdoor Adventures: Camping Permits and Passes in Oregon and Washington

  The great outdoors is there for everyone to enjoy. However, because it takes money to maintain our forests and campgrounds, both Oregon and Washington sell special permits and passes for any outdoor adventures. Here’s a quick look at those permits and passes, and where you can get yours. Camping and Hiking in Your State […]

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Getting Started at Your Farmers Market

Farmers Market: How to Start Selling Your Products

  Life as a farmer or rancher doesn’t always involve a lot of weekends off. So, if you’re already legally selling some of the things you produce on your land, a table at your local farmers market might be a great way to make some extra money and find new customers who love what you […]

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Roughing It 21st Century Style

Roughing it 21st Century Style

  Back in 1957, a handbook called Camping and the Outdoors was published in the U.S. and became a camping guide for countless families. According to that guide, a small army (or at least a large station wagon) was needed to lug all of the gear necessary for a weekend away among our natural wonders. […]

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Ag News

Coastal Ag News Roundup

Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports

  In today’s Ag News Roundup, Northwest agriculture industry continues to grow, Washington state to fund faster rural internet, the future of frogs may be in jeopardy due to stressed tadpoles, huge Oregon dairy wants to harness natural gas, and OSU shares ways to control apple scab. Northwest Ag Continues to Grow From the Capital […]

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Planning Your Camping Trip

What to Pack on Your Camping Trip

 

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Hanging Baskets for Mothers Day

Choosing and Caring for a Mother’s Day Hanging Basket

At Coastal, we carry amazing hanging baskets and a huge selection of flowers and plants that can brighten any outdoor space. Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get over to your nearby Coastal and pick up a basket or two. Then check out these special tips from […]

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