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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").
Amazon dianthus
Louisiana Super Plants – 5 years old with more coming
(Distributed 11/21/14) HAMMOND, La. – It’s hard to believe, but the LSU AgCenter Louisiana Super Plants program is now 5 years old.
photo of healthy tomatoes
Blossom-end Rot
Blossom-end rot can occur when sunny days follow a cloudy, wet period. It is a symptom of calcium deficiency in the plant.
Bounce impatiens
AgCenter names top bedding plants for 2015
(Distributed 11/14/14) HAMMOND, La. – Since the debut of a landscape horticulture research and extension program at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station eight years ago, we have continued to expand the gardens supporting research. One of the largest efforts each year is evaluating new annual warm-season bedding plants and perennial flowers in the sun garden and shade garden.
2015 LSU AgCenter Get It Growing Calendar
2015 Get It Growing Lawn & Garden Calendar
The 2015 Get It Growing Lawn & Garden Calendar offers monthly tips for Louisiana gardeners from LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill, beautiful photos from Louisiana photographers and a special section on roses. Full color. 13 1/4” x 9”. Monthly tips. How to section on composting. Louisiana Super Plants. Zone map.
bulk landscape soil
Bed preparation key to long-term landscape success
(Distributed 11/07/14) HAMMOND, La. – Whether renovating an existing landscape or starting from scratch, we need to remember that soil pH and proper bed preparation will be essential in assuring top performance of our ornamental plants.
Get It Growing Calendar Call for Entries 2016
Get It Growing Calendar Call for Entries
Get It Growing Calendar Call for Entries
Japanese maple
Japanese maples make good small specimen trees
(Distributed 11/03/14) HAMMOND, La. – Japanese maples have the potential to be one of the most outstanding small trees for specimen plantings and focal-point use in residential landscapes in the Southeast. And fall and winter are the best time of the year to add Japanese maples to the landscape.
Backyard Fruit Makes Good Landscape Option
Late fall through winter in Louisiana is a great season for planting fruit trees, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Allen Owings. The horticulturist says several kinds of fruit trees and similar plants work well in backyard landscapes.
Slime Mold ‘Sinister,’ But Not Harmful To Lawn
Even though Louisiana falls are usually dry, rain eventually comes. After long, extended wet periods, a sinister looking fungus or slime may appear, attacking lawns in the cooler season ahead.
crape myrtles
Crape Myrtles for Louisiana Landscapes
This publication includes information on the planting, fertilization, pruning, failure to flower, insects and diseases, and varieties of crape myrtles. (PDF Format Only)
Amazon Neon Cherry dianthus
Dianthus shine as cool-season flowers
(Distributed 10/24/14) HAMMOND, La. – November is prime time for cool-season bedding plants, and dianthus have been among the plants in this group gaining considerable popularity the past 10 years.
lawn
Centipedegrass Turf
It is called the “lazy man’s grass” because it thrives with less care and requires less mowing than many other grasses.
Best Management Practices - Climate Considerations
Best Management Practices regarding climatical considerations in the home landscape.
Cool Wave pansies
Mid-October, November are time for planting pansies, violas
(Distributed 10/17/14) HAMMOND, La. – The ideal planting time for cool-season bedding plants in Louisiana runs from late September through early December. Some of our common cool-season flowers prefer the earlier planting dates, and some do better with the later planting dates.
test
Soil Test in Fall or Winter
Knowing what is in your soil and what it needs is a basic and first step to a good crop and plant health. This off-season time is a good time to get this information and find the products you will require.
Start Fall Vegetable Garden Now, Says LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
(Distributed July 2004) July typically signals the start of fall gardening in Louisiana. In some cases, though, it’s actually a month too late, says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.
Get Handle On Maintenance
Gardening is the most popular hobby or leisure activity in America, but many people still don’t want to spend all their energy on it. For those, there are lots of ways to reduce the time and effort required for landscape maintenance.
rabbiteye blueberries
Rabbiteye blueberry named Louisiana Super Plant
(Distributed 10/10/14) HAMMOND, La. – The LSU AgCenter’s Louisiana Super Plant program is now on its fifth year of educating, promoting, recommending and marketing truly great landscape plants that have performed well in test gardens at the Hammond Research Station and elsewhere around the state. Plant selections are announced each spring and fall.
Landscape Bed Preparation for Ornamental Plants
Landscape Bed Preparation for Ornamental Plants
Several factors need to be carefully considered when you’re developing landscape beds for ornamental plants. Learn about soil texture, what to do for poorly drained soils and soil amendments. (PDF Format Only)
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