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planting guide
Louisiana Vegetable Planting Guide
Use this guide to plant a successful vegetable garden. The information has been developed after considerable research and practical experience. (PDF Format Only)
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").
Prune spring bloomers sooner than later
(Distributed 02/22/08) Most spring and early summer flowering shrubs break the usual rule for pruning. Unlike trees, which normally should be pruned in winter, spring bloomers should be pruned after they finish flowering.
bedding plants
Annual Bedding Plants for Louisiana
In addition to flowers, bedding plants may be grown for their colorful foliage or interesting forms or textures. With proper selection, they can be used to provide color throughout the year. Use this publication to help you with bedding plant selection and proper care. (PDF Format Only)
Senorita Rosalita Cleome
Senorita Rosalita, new ‘cousins’ shine in flower beds
(Distributed 04/17/15) HAMMOND, La. – Every few years, a new variety of bedding plant comes along that takes the country by storm. Greenhouse growers instantly fall in love; retailers cannot sell enough once they get it on the shelves; and home gardeners go crazy when they truly realize how great of a new plant it is.
Tree with oak leaf blister disease.
Oak Leaf Blister Disease
This article identifies the cause of oak leaf blister disease, weather conditions that are favorable for disease development, symptoms and when control is warranted.
Caladiums
Growing Caladiums
How to grow Caladiums
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)
Scab lesions on nuts
Pecan Disease Synopsis
This document describes the diseases that occur most frequently on pecan trees in Louisiana.
Best Management Practices - Composting
Best Management Practices for the use of compost in the home landscape.
Louisiana Lawns Fact Sheet: The Centipede Decline Problem
Centipede grass is a popular lawn grass in Louisiana. Although centipede is a low-maintenance grass, proper management is still important. This publcation covers factors that contribute to centipede decline: improper plant nutrition, cultural practices, and soil and water conditions. (PDF Format Only)
Louisiana Lawns Fact Sheet: The Centipede Decline Problem
Centipede grass is a popular lawn grass in Louisiana. Although centipede is a low-maintenance grass, proper management is still important. This publcation covers factors that contribute to centipede decline: improper plant nutrition, cultural practices, and soil and water conditions. (PDF Format Only)
Gardening In Shade Can Be Enjoyable
When the proper plants are selected for shady areas, the results can be beautiful and enduring.
Gardening In Shade Can Be Enjoyable
When the proper plants are selected for shady areas, the results can be beautiful and enduring.
Figure 1. Fear of damage from falling branches or trees prompted this case of "chainsaw backlash". This Louisiana homeowner removed all ten live oaks from her property. Photo by Hallie Dozier.
Make Wise Tree Removal Decisions before a Hurricane
This article reviews recent research on urban and community trees and their ability to stand up to hurricane strength winds.
azaleas in woodland garden
Early April is azalea time in Louisiana
(Distributed 04/02/15) HAMMOND, La. – Early April is here, and that signifies the peak flowering season for azaleas across the state. Some years, flowering is earlier; some years, flowers come later.
Crabgrass infesting bermuda grass
Preemergence Options for Crabgrass Control in Louisiana Lawns
Discusses various types of preemergence herbicides for lawns.
Redwood Rubber Mulch
Proper Mulching
The guidelines and benefits of mulching
Liriope ground cover
Ground Covers for Louisiana Landscapes
Information on Ground Covers
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