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Success with Summer Tomatoes
Louisiana summers are a tough time for tomatoes to set and hold fruit. The heat causes irregular flower growth in most cultivars, and the result is poor fruit set, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.
Native Tree Growing guide
Native Tree Growing Guide for Louisiana
This guide will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about tree planting in the area. It suggests native and well-adapted trees for our region and describes how to grow them successfully. The tree illustration fold-out can also be used as a poster (22" x 34").
Bermudagrass Can Be Blessing Or Curse
Bermudagrass may be the plague of flower beds and gardens, but is an important turfgrass species, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.
Southgate Brandi rhododentron
AgCenter research gardens feature new trees, shrubs
(Distributed 08/15/14) HAMMOND, La. – Since the debut of a landscape horticulture research and extension program at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station eight years ago, gardens supporting the research continue to expand.
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Terrific Turfgrass for Louisiana
From Saturday night in Tiger Stadium to golf courses, lawns, cemeteries, sod farms, airports, roadsides and parks, turfgrasses provide environmental, economic, recreational, employment, health, safety and aesthetic benefits to Louisiana.
Julia Child rose
Care now will improve fall roses
(Distributed 08/08/14) HAMMOND, La. – Late summer is the time to begin preparing for spectacular fall blooms on your roses. Roses need proper disease management and fertilization in August through early September for best fall performance.
Why Sod Your Lawn?
Of all the reasons for solid sodding a new lawn, some of the best ones are those everyone can appreciate.
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Marigolds, zinnias offer fall flower color
(Distributed 08/01/14) HAMMOND, La. – Marigolds and zinnias for fall flowers? Yes! Zinnias and marigolds are two excellent examples of warm-season bedding plants to try from August through the first killing frost.
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Garden Cucumbers
A short slide show from a garden lecture on cucumbers. Also see our VEGETABLE GARDENING TIPS series for Cucumbers under related articles in the right-hand column.
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Warm Season Lawn Grasses
All warm-season grasses can thrive in Louisiana. This collection of photos and descriptions can help the home gardener select the right species.
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Centipedegrass Turf
It is called the “lazy man’s grass” because it thrives with less care and requires less mowing than many other grasses.
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Fireplace Ashes on Your Soil
Fireplace wood ashes are a lime and potassium source, but watch out for the rise in soil pH.
Bare areas
Thin Areas in Summer Lawns
When attempting to determine the cause of dying patches of grass during the summer, always check the soil first.
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Investigating Problem Turfs
Turf problems can be categorized as cultural (man-made), environmental or pest-related. Often two or more of these factors contribute to the problem.
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Planting Dormant Sod
Dormant-season sodding can be successful. Planting dormant grass is simply more risky; winter environmental conditions may end up taking some of the sod. In some cases, risks have to be taken.
Culture Calendar for Warm Season Grasses
Culture Calendar for Warm Season Grasses
The cultural activites for lawn care may be the same on warm-season and cool-season grasses, but they are often 180 degrees opposite in timing. This chart covers Louisiana with its two cold hardiness zones. Recommended cultural activities in north vs. south Louisiana will vary by two to four weeks in when they start and end because of the start of spring and fall seasons.
Culture Calendar for Cool Season Grasses
Culture Calendar for Cool Season Grasses
The cultural activites for lawn care may be the same on warm-season and cool-season grasses, but they are often 180 degrees opposite in timing. This chart covers the entire state of Louisiana with its two cold hardiness zones. Recommended cultural activities in north vs. south Louisiana will vary by 2 to 4 weeks in when they start and end because of the start of spring and fall seasons.
damaged turfgrass
Cold Damages Turfgrass
Our warm-season grasses don’t like low temperatures. Some may show off colors because of chilling injury. Don't confuse this with disease and don't make it worse.
Fall leaves
Falling Leaves – Pretty, But Dangerous To Waterways
Grass clippings are a constant in yard maintenance, but fall introduces leaves into the mix.
Photo of Blackeye pea
Southern peas & Yardlong or Asparagus bean
The southern pea is also known as cowpea and field pea and various names like blackeyes, crowders, peas, etc.
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