Okra has always been a popular vegetable for southern gardeners and is the perfect choice for Louisiana’s hot summer climate.
In this issue: Candelabra bush, Collecting seed and growing native plants, Large Milkweed Beetle, Ruellia nudiflora, beneficial fungi.
In This Issue: Caesalpina Pulcherrima, Successional Planting with Cool Weather Crops, Tropical Sod Webworms, Ragweed parthenium, Entomopathhogenic nematodes.
Our COVID-19 Victory Garden Issue with articles on growing fruit and vegetables in containers and raised beds. Plus more on finding fresh produce garden centers
Articles on Crane Flies, Fight the Bite, Microbial Biopesticides, Super Plants, planting guide, lawn care tips.
Articles on Rabbiteye blueberries, insecticidal soap, citrus leafminers, balled-and-burlapped tree and shrub care.
Articles on healthful benefits of plants, horticulture oil, citrus rust mites, redbor kale, tips on gardening and lawn maintenance.
Introduction of "bark lice" and how they are beneficial to your trees.
This fungal disease infects the leaves by causing water soaked depressions to develop on the underside of the leaf that in turn promotes blister-like bulges to develop on the upper surface of the leaf.
Four classes are being offered by the LSU AgCenter through the St. Charles Parish Community Education Program. The classes are Successful Gardening with Raised Beds and Containers, Pruning Landscapes After Winter, Controlling Insects in the Home Landscape and Plant Propagation.
Mid to late summer is the time of year we typically encounter a greater level of damage to southern lawns from grass eating insects that include chinch bugs, armyworms and sod webworms. All three of these pests are currently on the move and homeowners should remain vigilant by inspecting their lawns on a regular basis, at least until the end of September.
Because tropical hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, produces large, colorful flowers from mid-spring throughout the fall, certainly our growing conditions in Louisiana are ideal for growing hibiscus plants.
The new Louisiana Home Fruit and Nut Production handbook is filled with 84 full-color pages of useful information, including detailed information about fruits and nuts commonly grown in Louisiana, as well as those to avoid planting.
Tropical sod webworms are one of the most destructive pests of St. Augustine grass. The good news is that control is possible, and the same insecticides that kill armyworms work well on tropical sod webworms.
Three insect pests that can be quite troublesome for trees during the late summer months include bagworms, fall web worms and pine sawfly caterpillars. Here are ways to control them.
Crape Myrtle varieties and their descriptions for Louisiana landscapes.
The cloudy wet weather in Louisiana provides the ideal climate for various plant organisms such as algae, lichens and morses to grow profusely on trunks, limbs and twigs of many trees and shrubs in the home landscape.
This article highlights instruction on how to begin timely gardening practices for spring.
A common weed found to infest most home lawns during early spring is dollar weed. This article gives advice on how to control dollar weed.
Citrus tree maintenance is important to influencing quality production and early spring is the perfect time of year to conduct pruning, weeding, and fertilization of citrus trees. This article gives advice on how to properly care for your citrus trees.
Two classes are being offered by the LSU AgCenter through the St. Charles Parish Community Education Program. The classes are Spring Lawn Care and Maintenance and Successful Gardening with Containers and Raised Beds.
Advice on how to successfully kill poison ivy.
Advice on how to manage weeds in winter.
Advice on how to control fire ants in the home landscape.
Advice on how to properly care for your oversaturated landscape.
This articles addresses how to get rid of South-Virginia Button Weed.
The LSU AgCenter and affiliated groups offer numerous educational opportunities for home gardeners. Listed here are various gardening events planned for 2014.
List of horticulture programs being taught by LSU AgCenter Agents and Master Gardeners through the St. Charles Parish Schools Community Education Fall Program.
This article gives tips on how and when to use granular and liquid herbicides.
This article gives tips on how to properly plan for a successful garden.
This article gives instructions on how and when to have your soil tested.
This article gives home gardeners tips on how to care for their citrus trees during the cold weather.
This article gives tips on how to properly plant and care for spinach during winter months.
This chart indicates which pesticide to spray, when to spray the pesticide, and which insects are controlled by the pesticide.
This article describes the different varieties of zinnias and how to care for them.
People commonly take their longest vacation in summer and quite often return home only to find significant damage has occurred to unattended plants.
Information on identifying and treating trees for bagworms and fall webworm caterpillars.
Tips for growing an attractive and healthy lawn.
The storm season is here and for home owners with trees, some light pruning may be necessary in preparation for heavy winds. Here is a guide to a variety of pruning tools.
Instructions on how to plant a pumpkin patch.
Irises are among the easiest of perennials to grow and provide an abundance of beauty to the home landscape design.
Anyone who has walked through the woods and kicked the leaves probably has noticed the rich layer of humas that has formed on the ground as a result of many years of leaves falling and decomposing. This is nature’s way of returning organic matter to the soil. The same is true of a homemade compost pile.
A popular resource guide for many Louisiana gardeners is the LSU AgCenter’s “Horticulture Hints.” This quarterly publication which includes a spring, summer, fall and winter edition, provides up-to-date information and recommendations on the seasonal care and maintenance for ornamentals, shade trees, vegetables, fruit and nut trees, turf grass and more.