(For Release On Or After 09/29/06) Lawn care definitely changes as the weather begins to cool, and by October the growth of warm-season grasses like St. Augustine, centipede, bermuda and zoysia begins to slow down.
(For Release On Or After 09/22/06) Many summer-blooming annuals, perennials and vegetables are setting seeds now, and you can harvest the seeds, store them and then grow a new crop of plants for your garden next year. This can be fun, save a little money and allow you to share seeds with gardening friends.
(For Release On Or After 09/15/06) Anyone cleaning out overgrown areas or even just weeding should beware. Poison ivy may be growing among the plants you are handling.
(For Release On Or After 09/08/06) Some of the most beautiful irises we can grow in our gardens are the hybrids of several species that grow right here in Louisiana. Called Louisiana irises, they are becoming increasingly popular in gardens all over the world.
(For Release On Or After 09/01/06) Labor Day often is touted as the traditional "end of summer," and according to the calendar, fall officially will begin with the fall equinox at 10:03 p.m. Sept. 22. In Louisiana, however, we know good and well that our summer season extends a good bit longer.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture