(03/24/17) The initial step in deciding how to control a pest is to correctly identify the insect causing the damage.
(03/17/17) Ground covers will add beauty and interest to the home landscapes as well as reduce maintenance.
(Video 03/15/17) If you’re looking for transitional plants that can survive freezes but also stand tough in hot weather, calibrachoa would be a good choice.
(03/10/17) More gardeners should know that herbs are easy to grow and can add flowers, fragrance and texture to the landscape.
(Video 03/08/17) Japanese magnolias are beautiful spring flowering trees and now is a good time to plant them.
(Video 03/06/17) Dreary, overcast winter days can get us down. But bright, beautiful flowers can lighten the mood.
(03/03/17) Many plants are excellent choices because they have proven records of thriving in our climate. But many other plants will not do well here.
(Video 02/27/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains how to choose and grow the right flowering bulbs for your individual taste.
(02/24/17) There is a need for people – particularly those with children and pets – to be aware that poisonous plants exist in our landscapes and our homes.
(02/17/17) Every year, Louisiana gardeners see amazingly beautiful beds of pansies, violas, dianthus, snapdragons and many others.
Gardeners are often faced with small spaces when landscaping.
(Video 02/06/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains how to detect and combat the destructive spider mite.
(02/03/17) “Crape murder” is the term that has been coined to describe severely cutting back crape myrtle trees.
(Video 01/30/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces you to a new cultivar of bald cypress that resembles a weeping willow.
(01/27/17) Most roses need at least some annual pruning in the last week of January in south Louisiana through mid-February in north Louisiana.
(Video 01/23/17) Freezes may have killed your favorite plants, but unfortunately, weeds in your lawn don’t go away as easily.
(01/20/17) If you are considering planting a hedge, now is a great time to get it done.
(Video 01/16/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains how to prune back damaged tropicals and how to protect them for the rest of the winter.
(01/13/17) Container gardens provide a way to grow vegetables when suitable land is not available.
(01/06/17) What should be done for the landscape after a freezing episode is over? Here’s some general information on what to do and not do.
(Video 01/02/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill warns gardeners not to prune back their hydrangeas in the winter.
(12/30/16) The next few weeks are an important time for planting tulips, hyacinths and other bulbs.
(Video 12/26/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains intercropping
(12/23/16) During this busy time of year when giving and receiving gifts are so much part of the season, it’s good to consider the gifts our gardens give us.
(Video 12/19/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains the importance of determining proper placement and spacing before you put them in the ground.
(12/16/16) Dormant-season sodding can be successful but it's a little riskier.
(Video 12/12/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to care for your Christmas cactuses during the holiday season and throughout the year.
(12/09/16) Winter vegetable gardening in Louisiana is tremendously rewarding. Many of the vegetables that we planted earlier are ready to harvest.
(Video 12/05/16) Dan Gill explains how the beautiful Get It Growing calendar is an ideal resource to keep gardeners on track every month of the year.
(12/02/16) What we generally do with leaves that fall from deciduous tree this time of year is a shame.
(Video 11/28/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how pansies can stay beautiful a long time.
(11/25/16) Our gardens are full of plant materials that can add unique beauty to holiday decorations.
(Video 11/21/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces you to a plant that looks and smells similar to the wisteria but is not as troublesome.
(11/18/16) October to March is the prime season for planting hardy trees in Louisiana, and November through early December is an especially good time.
(Video 11/14/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill talks about American beautyberries.
(11/11/16) There is more to flowers than meets the eye or the nose. You can eat many of them.
(11/04/16) Fall is an outstanding time to plant many of the hardy culinary herbs, and one of the most popular is parsley.
(10/28/16) Using weed killers or herbicides should be approached very carefully by the gardener.
(Video 11/07/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces you to some popular new dwarf nandinas.
(Video 10/31/16) The Confederate rose is a hibiscus that grows quickly and creates beautiful double blooms.
(Video 10/24/16) On this edition of Get It GrowingLSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains sun damage on tropical plants.
(Video 10/17/16) If you want squash or cabbage and broccoli on your Thanksgiving table, you better start planting cold season vegetables in October.
(10/21/16) Pansies and violas are popular cool-season bedding plants used to beautify gardens in Louisiana.
(10/14/16) If you want to punch up the color level in your garden from late September to early December, here are some trees, shrubs and perennials to consider.
(Video 10/10/16) Dan Gill explains how to select mums that can provide nice color for your fall landscape.
(10/07/16) Harvesting properly and at the right time is critical to getting the best quality vegetables from your garden.
(Video 10/03/16) It may officially be fall, but warm temperatures don’t always reflect the season.
(09/30/16) Lawn care definitely changes as the weather begins to cool. By October, the growth of warm-season grasses begins to slow down.
(09/23/16) Louisiana irises can be divided and transplanted anytime from August through early October.
(Video 09/14/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains why all roses are not the same.
(09/16/16) Birds can contribute wonderful things to the enjoyment of a landscape, such as movement, color, sounds and even pest control.
(Video 09/07/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how new crossandra varieties bring months of colorful flowers to the outdoors as well.
(09/09/16) For those of us living in the Deep South, it would be wishful thinking to think fall weather is a certainty in September.
(Video 09/12/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to the Bird of Paradise.
(Video 08/15/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to newer ornamental sweet potatoes.
(Video 08/08/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains why geraniums are struggling now and what you can do to get them ready for fall.
(Video 09/05/16) Some roses will bloom beautifully in the fall, if you take care of them now.
(09/02/16) It’s time to finish up fertilizing a variety of landscape plants as well as time to prune many shrubs.
(08/19/16) Be on the lookout for pests such as lace bugs, aphids, leaf hoppers, scales, spider mites and whiteflies.
(08/12/16) August is a month when gardeners should think about two important aspects of landscape maintenance – fertilizing and pruning.
(08/05/16) If you maintain a landscape, you deal with weeds.
(Video 08/01/16) Dan Gill explains that now is an ideal time to go to your nursery to select flowers that will add great color to your landscape.
(07/29/16) Native plants are not used as much as they could be in our landscapes.
(Video 07/25/16) Figs are a popular fruit in Louisiana and now is the time to purchase fig trees.
(07/22/16) When you think of shade trees in your landscape, you most likely focus on the shade they create outside.
(Video 07/18/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how pots serve an important role in helping plants reach their potential.
(Audio 07/15/2016) No matter how well you weed your garden, you are always going to need to weed it again.
(07/15/16) In Louisiana we’ve been gardening in the tropical style as long as anyone can remember.
(Audio 07/14/16) Despite the intense heat of Louisiana summers, there are plenty of heat-tolerant plants that can be added to your garden this season.
(Audio 07/13/16) Caladiums are an extremely popular bedding plant here in Louisiana.
(Audio 07/12/16) Too much shade in your landscape may be preventing grass from growing in certain areas.
(Audio 07/11/16) Leaf miners are insects that can cause damage to a wide variety of plants such as flowers, vegetables plants, and fruit trees.
(Video 07/11/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains how different styles of caladium can brighten up shady areas.
(07/08/16) Whether we admit it or not, heat and humidity this time of year make gardening outside less enjoyable.
(07/01/16) In our mild climate, snails and slugs are active and cause damage virtually year-round.
(06/24/16) Although summer can take a toll on landscape plants, especially those planted in the past year or so, most plants manage to make it.
(Video 07/04/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to this dependable, shade-loving plant that sounds like a chip dip.
(Video 06/27/16) Asian jasmine has no insect or disease problems, keeps weeds out and is great to grow as a ground cover in shady locations.
(06/17/16) Fire ants inflict painful stings and create unsightly mounds in our landscapes, so most of us would be happier if there were no fire ants around.
(06/10/16) It’s not too late to add colorful bedding plants to your landscape, but it’s important to choose plants that are able to thrive in the intense heat.
(Video 06/20/16) Dan Gill demonstrates how to properly train vines to grow and spread to cover the trellis.
(Video 06/13/16) The Sunshine privet is a tough, small shrub that adds colorful foliage.
(Audio 05/27/16) When selecting palms trees to plant in your landscape, it is very important to pay attention to their hardiness.
(Audio 05/30/16) The best part about homegrown tomatoes is being able to let them vine ripen.
(Audio 05/31/16) During the summer it is very important to mow our lawns regularly.
(Audio 06/01/16) There are several great vegetables to plant right now that will be able to withstand the summer heat.
(Audio 06/02/16) June marks the beginning of hurricane season; make sure your trees aren't a risk.
(Audio 06/03/16) Take advantage of grass clippings and other organic waste this summer.
(Audio 05/26/15) Although our favorite leafy greens tend to grow best in the winter, there are some alternatives to these plants that grow in the summer.
(Audio 05/25/16) The leading disease of roses in Louisiana is black spot.
(Audio 05/23/16) Blackberries should begin to ripen this month.
(Audio 05/19/16) Angelonia is an excellent summer bedding plant for Louisiana gardens.
(Audio 05/16/16) Now is the time to plant summer-flowering bulbs in your garden.
(Audio 05/18/16) Evolution violet salvia, a species of mealycup sage, is a beautiful Texas native plant that produces unique purple flowers.
(Audio 05/17/16) If you're one of many gardeners who grows plants in containers, keep in mind that those containers need to be cleaned occasionally.
(06/03/16) Trees with problems can be a liability during storms or hurricanes.
(Video 06/06/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to the fragrant jasmine plants.
(Video 05/30/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to grow container cucumbers on a trellis.
(05/27/16) While tomato harvest typically extends into July, high temperatures, diseases and insect problems often reduce the quality of tomatoes harvested.
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