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The term ground cover is applied to low growing plants other than turfgrass used to cover areas of the landscape.
Home Garden Chemical Weed Control.
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.
Many of these underground organs can be difficult to distinguish from each other. So let’s shed some light on this underground world.
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.
By midsummer, many adults are thinking of ways to provide something for children to do until school begins. Why not start a gardening project?
Virginia buttonweed (Diodia virginiana) the number one weed problem in Southern turfgrass.
(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.
Herbs can be grown throughout the year in Louisiana. Some do better in warmer temperatures and others in cooler temperatures.
This article will give you more information on Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens).
A number of common vegetable and fruit plants can serve a dual function of providing food and habitat specifically for native pollinators.
Virginia buttonweed is widely considered the most invasive weed infesting turfgrass in the South.
(07/22/16) When you think of shade trees in your landscape, you most likely focus on the shade they create outside.
A hosta trial was conducted at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station from 2009 to 2013 with the objective of selecting hostas for southern Louisiana and similar climate. Top 10 varieties were selected based on four years of evaluation. Varieties that do not return from winter dormancy and those exhibiting stresses are noted as well.
Landscape design combines art and science to create functional, aesthetically pleasing and ecologically sound surroundings that complement a home or other structure.
This handbook forms a solid resource for do-it-yourselfers, but what if you lack the time, desireor ability to tackle your own landscape work? Landscaping companies offer varying types ofmaintenance services.
Landscapes damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita can be revitalized. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill talks about what can be done to repair the damage.
Summer pruning of blackberries is an important management tool. It is helpful in fruit harvesting, controlling insects and controlling diseases, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. John Pyzner.
More varieties and sizes of crape myrtles are available than many people realize. One group of crape myrtles being used more because of its smaller size and excellent flowering performance is the semi-dwarf, says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Allen Owings.
Louisianians take pride in the appearance of their lawns and landscapes. Weeds, however, can detract from that appearance and frustrate homeowners. Information on adaptation, light, soils and mulch can be found in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
(Distributed 02/28/14) HAMMOND, La. – One of the programs the LSU AgCenter offers is “Louisiana Yards and Neighborhoods.” It was developed several years ago as an educational program to teach home gardeners about sustainable landscaping and home horticulture practices.