Garden problems

By Katherine Noble / March 12, 2024

Metro offers tips and tricks for dealing with garden pests

An infographic explaining Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with four steps. Prevention involves maintaining the lawn. Set thresholds means deciding when to act. Monitor entails keeping an eye on pest levels. Control involves using methods if necessary. OakTree Landscaping logo at the bottom.

Integrated Pest Management

By Mariah Jiang / March 8, 2024

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a multi-step pest control approach that aims to reduce pests while minimizing the use of pesticides. It involves identifying potential pests and implementing plans to…

Buying Bee-Safe Nursery Plants 

By Dennis Vieira / October 21, 2023

Handout by the Xerces Society.

Healthy Lawn and Garden Pledge & Pesticide-Free Zone sign

By Dennis Vieira / October 21, 2023

Pledge Metro-area residents can take to reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides in their yard and receive a pesticide-free zone ladybug sign

Natural, Pesticide-Free Lawn Care

By Dennis Vieira / October 21, 2023

Handout by City of Gresham

What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

By Dennis Vieira / October 21, 2023

Handout to help you think through “pest” solutions and how to resolve them as naturally as possible.

A screenshot of a website,, showing a section on pests and weeds control. The zoomed-in segment highlights the navigation menu with tabs for "Pests," "Good Bugs," "Resources," and "Glossary." Results of a search are displayed on the right.

Grow Smart Grow Safe handout 

By Mariah Jiang / October 21, 2023

Handout to help you use the Grow Smart Grow Safe website.

Grow Smart Grow Safe

By Susie Peterson / October 10, 2023

Backyard Habitat references this website in our certification criteria that helps you select methods and products that are less toxic.

Xerces’ Searchable Systemic Insecticides Reference

By Dennis Vieira / October 10, 2023

A website by the Xerces Society that lists dozens of insecticides currently registered in the U.S. that are designed to permeate plants from within.