Start your barbecues: Joel Porter has a smoky chicken burger recipe for you.
If your yard or garden is looking a bit bare, some vines will quickly add some color.
But if you're not careful, they can quickly run wild.
That’s why building your own trellis can keep your plants under control.
Flowers and vegetables are fast growing at this time of year - and so are the weeds.
Targeting weeds becomes a bigger job during warmer months.
May is a good month to give your lawn a boost.
And if the grass is always greener in your neighbor's yard, there are things you can do to improve your grass.
Jerry’s Home Improvement offers a new seed variety made special for the Willamette Valley.
It's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work tidying up your yard.
People in Springfield get a one-day pass to throw out any clutter and the city will take it off their hands.
Plenty of yards around Springfield are in need of some TLC.
And this weekend, a line will be forming off A-street for the big spring clean-up.
This week Joel talks tomatoes, soil temps and meets the hosts of a Mother's Day plant sale in Walterville.
Many families will head to the greenhouse on Mother's Day weekend to find some color and some veggies for mom's backyard. Walterville's Late Bloomers Garden Club is hoping to raise some big money while helping people with their last-minute Mother's Day gifts.
“My dad used to tell me, don't put tomatoes in the ground before Memorial Day,” said Late Bloomers member Kay Kleven, “But when the sun comes out, we get anxious.”
Just as you're looking forward to some fresh fruit and veggies from the garden, others will want to take a bite out of it too.
Bugs and other pests like to help themselves to your plants, and if you're not careful, it can be a costly problem.
Gardens in the Willamette Valley are getting a good drink of water this week.
But once the rain stops, more people will begin planting everything from flowerpots to green beans.
And you don’t need a big backyard to have your own green space.
With even more daylight and average temps in the 60s, it's a good time of year to start dressing up your yard. But backyard doesn’t have to mean back-breaking.
Watch Joel in the Garden on KMTR NewsSource16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays
Now is a good time of year for gardeners to start burying potatoes.
No matter how big your growing space is, you can quickly run out of room if you try burying them all.
That’s why you can build your own potato towers that your plants can climb.