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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").
History
The Louisiana Master Gardener™ program was started in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1994 as a means of extending the educational outreach of the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.
Blog
LMG Blog
This link will bring you directly to the Lousiana Master Gardener Blog.
Gray leaf spot on St. Augustine
Diseases of Southern Turfgrasses (PDF)
This is the presentation given at the LTA Conference in Baton Rouge on January 6, 2011, which covers the identification and management of common diseases affecting warm-season southern turfgrasses in Louisiana.
Louisiana Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program
LMG Program in EBR Parish: Background Information
Historical and background information pertaining to the Louisiana Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Specialty cut flowers
Cut Flower Production Basics
Cut flowers can be a profitable crop in the Southern U.S. This manual provides basic information on the production of specialty cut flowers.
Homeowners' Guide for Fertilizing Pecan Trees
Homeowners' Guide for Fertilizing Pecan Trees in Louisiana
The most important cultural practice the homeowner with pecan trees needs to consider is proper fertilization. This publication includes information and guidelines for fertilizing pecan trees. (PDF Format Only)
bunker
Sand Bunker Washout
Some sand bunkers are a nightmare to maintain. The structural stability of sand on a slope is a function of slope, type of sand and the amount of water. Knowledge of the following principles will show you where your problem lies and suggest what to do about it.
dress
Topdressing Turfgrass Sod
The term ‘topdressing’ is used for both the material used and the process of adding a thin layer of material to the surface of a sod or seed bed.
School Garden Grants & Resources
School garden grants and resources, updated deadlines and links
crape myrtles
Prune crape myrtles the right way
(Distributed 12/12/14) HAMMOND, La. – It’s late fall in Louisiana, and this is the time when people think about pruning plants in the landscape. One of the most commonly pruned plants in Southern landscapes is the crape myrtle. It is also the main plant in Southern landscapes that is pruned incorrectly.
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.
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.
LMG Programs in Louisiana by Parish
List of Louisiana Master Gardener Extension volunteer programs with contact information for each.
Welcome to the Northwest Master Gardener Program
The Louisiana Master Gardeners of the Shreveport/Bossier area of Louisiana welcome you to our webpages. We are a diverse group of people made up of all ages who share a common love. . . gardening!
mulched plant
Don’t neglect winter landscape, garden projects
(Distributed 12/05/14) HAMMOND, La. – Most of us relax during late fall and winter. Our minds turn more toward the holiday seasons and less toward our landscaping and gardening efforts. Many activities, however, should be included in a “to-do list” of gardening tasks for December, January and February.
Azaleas
Azaleas
Azaleas, the major ornamental plants in Louisiana’s residential and commercial landscapes, are available in many flower colors, growth habits and foliage characteristics. This publication includes information on planting and maintenance, pest control recommendations and details on popular varieties. (PDF Format Only)
Peas at a CSA near Shreveport
CSAs: Alternative Marketing for Growers
Community Supported Agriculture is an alternative marketing method for commercial vegetable growers. Growers sell a share of their anticipated harvest directly to consumers and deliver an agreed-upon portion of their crops to subscribers throughout the season.
Become an Advanced Louisiana Master Gardener
The Advanced Louisiana Master Gardener Program is open to current Louisiana Master Gardeners in good standing who have completed at least a year of volunteer service.
sod
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.
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