Increase your knowledge of plants by joining the Master Gardener class and have fun being a part of the group. To register for August class, call 318-251-5134.
2018 calendar of continuing education events for Louisiana State licensed arborists and International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists.
A pre-emergence herbicide application can save you time, money and effort by killing the weed shortly after the seeds germinate.
Anyone with a willingness to learn and desire to help others can become a Master Gardener.
The Louisiana School Garden electronic newsletter is designed to help educators and students use the school garden.
Information for controlling crabgrass in Louisiana lawns.
This is the idea of incorporating plant material that is edible into the landscape, instead of an isolated or defined food-growing area.
Don't wait until you see stickers in your yard to start doing anything about it. Now is the time to treat them before they start coming up.
The term ground cover is applied to low growing plants other than turfgrass used to cover areas of the landscape.
Christmas tree growers face many obstacles to growing healthy trees with the largest challenge being pests.
Winter freezes often damage tropical plants in our landscapes.
Blackberries are a good addition to the home fruit garden and can be grown with fewer inputs than most other fruit crops.
A Master Gardener's humorous out-take on "The Night Before Christmas."
Christmas Trees, Bedding Plants, Small Spaces, Pruning, Christmas Cactus, Ground Covers, Vegetables, Turfgrass, Tree Care, Yellowing of Palms, Blackberries
The 2018 Get It Growing Lawn & Garden Calendar offers monthly tips for Louisiana gardeners from LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill.
Louisiana is part of the farm to school movement. The schools listed are all growing gardens with students.
Lawns and Other Turf Areas Chemical Weed Control.
Home Garden Chemical Weed Control.
Chemical Weed Control for Herbaceous and Woody Plants.
Managing crape myrtle bark scale
Maintain an inviting atmosphere to attract birds into your yard by providing bird baths, shelters and feeders and enjoy watching them!
The Hammond Research Station host the Master Gardener Appreciation day, where the Master Gardeners voted on their favorite plants in the trial gardens.
Bacillus thuringiensis as a biopesticide
Native plants provide sources of pollen and nectar for insects and help our ecosystem. Plant natives in your garden and enjoy watching the bees and butterflies.
This document describes the diseases that occur most frequently on pecan trees in Louisiana.
October's one of the greatest months of the year to get out into the vegetable garden and get some possibly long-needed maintenance accomplished.
The main reason to plant grafted tomato plants is to protect the plants from soil-borne diseases such as bacterial wilt, root knot nematode, and Fusarium wilt.
Fall gardening tips for Louisiana homeowners
The monthly newsletter of the St. Tammany Parish Master Gardeners Association.
In recent years, the idea of planting native plants has swept through the gardening world.
Many of these underground organs can be difficult to distinguish from each other. So let’s shed some light on this underground world.
Forms available to the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners.
Listing of current officers & board members of the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners (NWLAMG).
The LSU AgCenter Vegetable Specialist had the opportunity to visit Mendel University in the Czech Republic.
The Louisiana Master Gardener Updates page is designed to keep LMG volunteers statewide informed.
The 2018 Master Gardener class for Caddo, Bossier, Red River and DeSoto parishes will begin mid-January, 2018.
It is easy to build your own inexpensive compost bin using an old trash can or cinder blocks and adding leaves and sticks from your yard.
Get your garden ready to plant for spring by cleaning plant beds and transplanting bulbs. Prime your fall garden for broccoli, cabbage and carrots and others.
The Louisiana School Garden electronic newsletter, Veggie Bytes, is designed to help educators and students.
The hydrangea’s reliably charming and large flowers make it one of our beloved summer-flowering shrubs of Southern garden.
Ligularia is an excellent addition to any gardener’s shade garden. Consider incorporating ligularia as a great, course-textured addition.
(Video 08/07/17) Zinnias are beautiful flowers for Louisiana landscapes. But, some of the typical varieties are prone to disease.
The Adv. LMG Program is open to current Louisiana Master Gardeners in good standing who have completed at least 3 years of volunteer service.
FAQs relating to the Advanced Louisiana Master Gardener Program.
Peppers are a popular crop in the home garden, especially in Louisiana. These colorful fruit range from sweet and mild to hot in flavor.
Tips for the home gardener on planting onions, shallots, garlic and leeks, plus information on their pests and diseases.
Tips for planting broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower in the home garden.
The eggplant is believed to be a native vegetable of the Far East. Nutritionally, it is a good source of fiber and is high in Vitamin B and K. (PDF format only)
Squash and pumpkins are among the most popular and productive warm- season vegetables in Louisiana. This publication includes information on the varieties, culture, pollination and pest problems of both squash and pumpkins. (PDF Format Only)
The tomato is one of the most popular vegetables grown in home gardens. It requires little space when staked and tied and can produce 5 or more pounds of usable fruit per plant. Find information on varieties, soils, cultural practices and common pests and diseases. (PDF Format Only)
Irish potatoes are a cool-season vegetable grown in the late winter and spring in Louisiana and, to some extent, in late summer and fall. This publication includes information on varieties, insects, diseases, harvesting and storing of Irish potatoes. (PDF Format Only)
Recommendations on sweet corn varieties, cultural practices, diseases and pests for the home gardener.
Cucumber is a warm-season vegetable that yields a high return for the space it occupies.
By midsummer, many adults are thinking of ways to provide something for children to do until school begins. Why not start a gardening project?
The LFVGA and the LSU AgCenter work together to promote best management practices of Louisiana-grown fruit and vegetables. These photos are from some of our past fruit and vegetable field days.
Bell peppers were grown at Burden to determine a good-quality sweet peppers that readily matured into a color other than green.
The application period for the 2017 Louisiana Master Gardener Class of 2017 is now open.
In this issue: Trees; Flowers; Vegetables; Snails and Slugs; Vacation Care; Deadheading; Turf; Fruits; Butterflies; Southern bacterial wilt; Soil-less Mixes
Want to learn more about LSU AgCenter's "Greauxing Gardens" program? Simply, watch the attached video links!
A brief guide on how and when to grow vegetables for small scale gardeners.
Louisianians take pride in the appearance of their landscapes, and weeds detract from this beauty. Along with being aesthetically displeasing, weeds in flower
Stickers poke or stick uncovered feet later this spring and summer but the time to control them is now.
Information about the Louisiana Master Gardener (LMG) program and the commitment of Louisiana Master Gardeners.
(05/05/17) Summer bedding plants can quickly and economically help create the colorful landscape that so many gardeners crave.
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens.
Virginia buttonweed (Diodia virginiana) the number one weed problem in Southern turfgrass.
Description and management of Virginia buttonweed in home lawns.
A Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners Publication.
(04/07/17) Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow is a native shrub that adapts very well to landscape cultivation and is reliable and easy to grow.
Spring is one of the busiest seasons for vegetable gardeners
Spring is one of the busiest seasons for vegetable gardeners. Vegetables to Plant in March, April and May.
Herbs can be grown throughout the year in Louisiana. Some do better in warmer temperatures and others in cooler temperatures.
Summer flowering bulbs are generally planted in April and May, although plants growing in pots can be planted through the summer.
In south Louisiana you can plant warm-season bedding plants in late March or early April, and in north Louisiana around April or early May.