Master Gardeners to discuss preparing landscapes for spring March 9 in Zachary

(02/15/23) ZACHARY, La. — The East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners want to help you get your yard ready for spring by offering presentations on lawns, turf and Louisiana Super Plants.

These talks will be held at the Zachary Branch Library at 1900 Church St. on Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. They are free and open to the public.

LSU AgCenter agent Bert Hammett will provide the latest information on growing the best lawn in your neighborhood. As an extension agent in East Baton Rouge Parish, Bert assists both homeowners and commercial producers with issues on pest and disease management as well as soil fertility.

In this presentation on lawns and turf, Hammett will discuss how to get the most out of your lawn and what to do when things go wrong. Topics will include fertilizer use and best management practices, plus a look at diseases and pests commonly found in our area.

The second speaker will be Master Gardener Donna Montgomery. She worked for the LSU Ag Center Cooperative Extension Service for 37 years and became a Master Gardener as soon as she retired. She loves to talk about Super Plants.

Louisiana Super Plants are plants that have gone through months of testing from north to south Louisiana. They are evaluated by LSU AgCenter horticulturists, nurseries and people who grow plants for nurseries. Each year they vote on which plants they think they can propagate, will do well in Louisiana and what plants gardeners will want to plant.

Once a plant is named a Louisiana Super Plant, it is always a Super Plant. Montgomery will be eager to show you the newest of the Super Plants so you can run to your local nursery and add them to your gardens. They have been proven to please.

For more information on the 2023 Library Series and other outreach activities, visit the East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association website at

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