LSU AgCenter
Go Local
   Home Gardening
 Home>Lawn & Garden>Home Gardening>
cherry tomatoes
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").
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.
Girl in Garden
Child Safety in the Garden
Spending time in the landscape with children, especially young ones, requires adults to pay careful attention. Just as you would childproof an indoor room, it’s important to take safety precautions in the yard to keep young ones safe.
American beautyberry
Beautyberry provides eye appeal in fall landscapes
(Distributed 09/12/14) HAMMOND, La. – American beautyberry is a great Louisiana native shrub that deserves o increased use. Plants have abundant fruit production in the fall, and with their wildlife benefit, they fit well into a woodland garden setting.
Sunfire coreopsis
Perennials do well when planted in fall
(Distributed 09/05/14) HAMMOND, La. – Perennials are plants that live for three or more years and often require two or more years from seed to flower. Gardeners are showing renewed interest in non-woody, herbaceous perennials because they often need less maintenance, less water and fewer pesticides than annual bedding plants.
Photo of early stages of brown patch on St. Augustinegrass.
Fall Is for Football... and Brown Patch!
Fall is the time to treat for brown patch, the most common disease on warm-season turfgrasses.
Big leaf tibouchina
Looking for tropical plants appropriate for Louisiana
(Distributed 08/29/14) HAMMOND, La. – A research and extension program at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station this year and next year – along with some work the past two years – is the evaluation of tropical and tropical-like landscape plants.
Titan Romance Mix vinca
Here’s what’s new for summer flowers
(Distributed 08/22/14) HAMMOND, La. – Since the debut of a landscape horticulture research and extension program at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station eight years ago, we’ve continually expanded the gardens that support research. One of the largest programs evaluates new annual warm-season bedding plants and perennial flowers in the sun garden and shade garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Augustinegrass
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.
Centipedegrass Turf
It is called the “lazy man’s grass” because it thrives with less care and requires less mowing than many other grasses.
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.
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.
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 | Next ->
Ask an Expert Gardening Questions