Native pollinators have evolved close associations with the plants specific to their native regions.
Encouraging and maintaining healthy native bee populations in your yard requires the presence of nesting habitat in addition to forage.
If we manage our lawns correctly and use proper cutting practices, we can have nice lawns and rarely be bothered with clippings. Learn how to leave clippings in place without creating problems for your lawn. (PDF format only)
Vines for Louisiana Landscapes is a new full-color, 16-page publication from the LSU AgCenter about how you can use vines in your landscapes. With 19 photographs, it covers everything from Confederate jasmine to Chinese wisteria and includes recommendations for selecting the right type of vine for your situation, as well as tips on planting and maintenance. Cost: $5 plus tax and shipping.
This new full-color, 20-page publication includes 19 photographs of some of the favorite ground covers for our area. It covers such topics as choosing the right ground cover, preparing the planting area, planting recommendations, maintenance advice and more. Cost: $5 plus tax and shipping. You can order this book through the online store. Click on link below.
Rainfall sensors are necessary for automatic in-ground irrigation systems to bypass irrigation events during rainfall to conserve water resources and maintain plant health. (pdf format only)
Summers in Louisiana are warm and humid, perfect conditions for growing tropical hibiscus. Information on soil and bed preparation, fertilization, culture and insect control included.