Landscape plants do more than beautify our homes and workplaces; they purify our air, reduce stormwater run-off and provide a host of other ecosystem services. Landscape design, installation, and maintenance involve both art and science. Landscape principles and practices are constantly evolving and staying current can be a challenge. Whether you are a professional landscaper or homeowner, Michigan State University Extension’s landscape specialists and educators are your connection to the most up-to-date and reliable information on designing, installing and caring for the environments where we live and work.
February 26, 2015 | Rebecca Finneran | Choosing plants and designs that are inspired by nature helps home gardeners achieve goals for smart, biodiverse and sustainable landscapes. Learn more at the 2015 West Michigan Home and Garden Show, March 5-8.
February 20, 2015 | Diane Brown | Take an early step into spring at the Lansing Home and Garden Show and get great money- and time-saving tips for smart gardening.
January 27, 2015 | Lyndon Kelley | Agricultural water users in both Indiana and Michigan with the capacity to pump 70 gallons per minute or more need to report their water use by April 1.
January 21, 2015 | Jane Herbert | Conference to highlight speakers from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and private design firms.
January 19, 2015 | Tom Dudek | Michigan State University’s Horticulture Demonstration Garden’s list of the Top Performing Annuals can give greenhouse growers, landscapers and gardeners some great performing plants to choose from in 2015.
January 16, 2015 | Heidi Wollaeger | Learn how consumers, landscapers and commercial nurseries and greenhouses can protect pollinators in the landscape. The session will also cover 2014 marketing research on the public perception of conventional and alternative pest control practices.
December 29, 2014 | Mike Schira | Snow fleas, Hypogastrura nivicola (Hypogastrurida), are tiny creatures that we usually only notice while there is snow on the ground. These little creatures are uniquely adapted to cold weather conditions.
December 17, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Check out the “Best of the Best” varieties from the 11th Annual Michigan Garden Plant Tour. The young plant producers share the top five plants that visitors talked about the most from their host sites.
December 8, 2014 | Gretchen Voyle | Give your landscape and garden a fighting chance from hungry deer by knowing the facts.
December 5, 2014 | Mary Bohling | Traditional and alternative shoreline design options explored in new manual released by ERCA.
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Date: Mar 7, 2015
Location: Monroe Meeting Rooms DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Date: Mar 12, 2015
Location: Oakland County Extension 1200 N. Telegraph Road #26 E Pontiac, MI 48341
Date: Mar 17, 2015
Location: Montcalm Area Career Center, 1550 W Sidney Road, Sidney, MI 48885
- Fertilizing Home Lawns to Protect Water Quality (E0005TURF)
- Gardening in Michigan
- Integrated Pest Management Resources
- Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry fact sheets
- Lawn and Garden Soil Sampling
- MSU Diagnostics Lab
- MSU Turfgrass Science
- Natural Shoreline Landscaping (E3158)
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Turfgrass Pest Management: Training Manual For Comm Applicators - Category3A (E2327)
- Weather - Drought