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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").
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Louisiana Master Gardener Program
The Louisiana Master Gardener program is a service and educational activity offered by the LSU AgCenter. The program is designed to recruit and train volunteers to help meet the educational needs of home gardeners while providing an enjoyable and worthwhile service experience for volunteers.
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.
Louisiana Master Gardener online hour reporting help
Step by step instructions on how to set up and report volunteer hours, contacts, and program impacts.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator License
Phase 1 of the Advanced Master Gardener Program requires applicants to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicator License.
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.
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