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Choices for Summer Vegetable Gardens
Okra, Tomatoes

There are not a whole lot of heat-loving vegetable crops, laments LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske. In late spring, you can plant collards, vine crops such as squash, cucumber and pumpkins, or crops like okra, malabar vine spinach and southern peas.

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.
Manage Yard Pests
Louisiana Yards & Neighborhoods: Manage Yard Pests Responsibly
A responsible and environmentally friendly approach to pest management is Integrated Pest Management.
Common Landscape Diseases
Louisiana Yards & Neighborhoods: Common Landscape Diseases
Diseases occur on landscape plants when environmental conditions are suitable for pathogens to develop on them. Prevention is the key to management.
Weed Management
Louisiana Yards & Neighborhoods: Weed Management
Weeds are the No. 1 pest in Louisiana lawns. They are in direct competition with lawns for essential nutrients, water and light.
Water Efficiently
Louisiana Yards & Neighborhoods: Water Efficiently!
Adequate soil moisture is essential for a thriving landscape. Providing uniform moisture is critical for most plants to prevent drought stress during dry periods.
Fertilize Effectively
Louisiana Yards & Neighborhoods: Fertilize Effectively
Fertilizers provide mineral elements needed for plant health. Fertilizing can be done by applying composted organic material, packaged fertilizer or a specific mineral, such as iron.
Maximize Mulch
Louisiana Yards and Neighborhoods: Maximize Mulch
A mulch layer around trees, shrubs, planted beds and bare ground provides many benefits.
Right Plant, Right Place
Louisiana Yards & Neighborhoods: Selecting the Right Plant for the Right Place
Developing an attractive, properly functioning landscape is best done using a process.
LYN Introduction, long version
Louisiana Yards & Neighborhoods: Planning Your Louisiana-friendly Yard
The goal is to encourage homeowners to create and maintain landscapes in ways that minimize environmental damage/impact through educational programs and outreach activities.
LYN - Introduction, short version
Louisiana Yards & Neighborhoods: Planning Your Louisiana-friendly Yard
The goal is to encourage homeowners to create and maintain landscapes in ways that minimize environmental damage/impact through educational programs and outreach activities.
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