HERMISTON — In the summer, homeowners whose lawn and garden soil is sandy often lament that their gardens and lawn require more watering than those growing in finer soil.
Actually it’s a myth that lawns and gardens in sandy soil need more water than other soils, said Don Horneck, agronomist at Oregon State University’s Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center. “The difference is not how much water the lawn or garden uses but how much and how often it needs to be applied in coarse-versus-fine soils.
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