(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.
(07/29/16) Native plants are not used as much as they could be in our landscapes.
(07/21/16) 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 07/13/16) 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.
(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.
(05/20/16) A number of misconceptions surround how we prepare soils for planting. Sometimes the advice may sound reasonable, but it may really not be correct.
(Audio 04/11/16) Learn how to control insect and pest problems in the spring.
(Video 05/16/16) If the green foliage and stems on your plant began to turn yellow, they may have nitrogen deficiency issues.
(Video 05/23/16) Some plants have flowers that really catch the eye. The marigold is one of them, demanding attention with its brilliant orange and gold blooms
(05/12/16) When choosing palms, hardiness is a major concern, particularly in north Louisiana.
(05/06/16) The LSU AgCenter has named Serenita Raspberry angelonia a Louisiana Super Plants selection for spring 2016.
(Audio 05/02/16) If you're worried about weeds in your lawn, now is the time to apply weed killers before temperatures get too high.
(Audio 05/02/16) Tomatoes, an extremely popular plant in home vegetable gardens, are susceptible to diseases that affect both their foliage and their fruit.
(Audio 05/02/16) If you're thinking about planting a new lawn this season, you might want to consider using solid sod.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture