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Proper Mulching
Redwood Rubber Mulch

The guidelines and benefits of mulching

Purchasing Soil
Hands with dirt

Learn the difference between topsoil and garden soil and what materials are blended together to create the soil you are purchasing.

What is a Perennial
Homestead Purple

What are perennials and what's the difference between a perennial and an annual?

Controlling Oxalis in the Landscape
Oxalis

This article discusses the best method of controlling oxalis in lawns and garden beds.

Ground Covers for Louisiana Landscapes
Liriope ground cover
Information on Ground Covers
Hummingbird Garden Infographic
Hummingbird garden infographic
Infographic with tips for your own hummingbird garden
Gardening For Birds
Cardinal photo courtesy of USDA
Gardeners can design and plant gardens that are attractive to birds.
Butterfly Gardening
Butterfly
Imagine a garden full of beautiful flowers. Now, add the fluttering movement and brilliant color of butterflies and you have one of nature’s most enchanting combinations.
Hummingbird Gardens
Hummingbird photo courtesy of USDA
The most satisfying method of attracting hummingbirds is to plant a hummingbird garden and provide them with their accustomed food, a concept has proven quite effective in our area.
Cool Garden is Cool
Redbor Kale
(Distributed 11/01/01) November in Louisiana means cooler weather, but LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske says it doesn't mean you have to hang up your garden tools for the year. "Some garden plants withstand cold weather, so you can keep your garden filled and growing until spring," the horticulturist explains.
Daylily Rust Problem Continues
daylily rust
In the summer of 2000, daylily rust was reported for the first time in the United States. It has since spread across most of the country and continues to present problems for home gardeners, commercial landscapers and daylily growers.
Micro-Irrigation for Home Landscape Plantings
Information on benefits of micro-irrigation systems for a home landscape and basics/guidelines on installation and ideas to consider.
Reduce Stormwater Runoff
Louisiana Yards & Neighborhoods: Reduce Stormwater Runoff
Rain that falls in your yard should soak into your yard. It's good for the landscape and protects waterways.
Landscapes for Wildlife
Louisiana Yards & Neighborhoods: Landscapes for Wildlife
As our communities expand, we lament the loss of birds and other wildlife, but often our own yards are partly to blame. You can provide habitat for wildlife in your landscape.
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