Linda Chalker-Scott

Linda Chalker-Scott is an extension urban horticulturist at Washington State University and the author of How Plants Work.

  • How-To

    How to Make a More Sustainable Lawn

    Patience is the key ingredient when creating sustainable landscapes that include lawns. The “quick and easy” approach—tilling the soil, working in amendments, rolling the soil to create a level base,…

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    Fungi Are a Sign of Soil Health

    A great indicator of soil and plant health is the appearance of fungi in a lawn. The fruiting bodies of an important underground community, they often appear in the fall…

  • How-To

    Root Washing: Why and How to Wash Roots

    By now you’ve undoubtedly heard fellow gardeners talking about “root washing” their trees, shrubs, or even perennials before planting. The thought of removing all the protective coverings from the root…