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.
May 16, 2013 | Howard Russell | Plenty of snow over the winter and ample spring rains has provided plenty of standing water for developing mosquito larvae.
May 16, 2013 | Howard Russell | Consumers and landscape professionals need to be aware of three important pests that can plague the boxwood shrub.
May 15, 2013 | Jane Herbert | Recent flooding serves as a reminder that upstream stormwater management efforts can reduce impacts at home and downstream.
May 15, 2013 | Bob Bricault | Correct timing of pruning will preserve flowers on shrubs that bloom in the spring.
May 15, 2013 | Bert Cregg | Winter was long but produced mainly garden variety problems for landscape trees.
May 12, 2013 | Russell Kidd | Every spring, homeowners should inspect their property to eliminate hazards that can burn their homes and damage their property from spreading wildfires.
May 9, 2013 | Bert Cregg | Stress from 2012 drought likely to result in bumper crop of pollen cones.
May 8, 2013 | Duke Elsner | You’ll have to travel east to witness this remarkable flight of billions of noisy insects, the cicada.
May 2, 2013 | Howard Russell | Ticks are just plain nasty and they are out right now looking for a meal.
May 2, 2013 | Bert Cregg | As the weather warms and homeowners and landscapers become active, many questions begin to arise when it comes to mulching landscape beds.
To find an MSU Extension expert who covers your location or to find an expert in your area of interest, please visit the MSU Extension Expert Search. To reach an MSU Extension county office, call toll-free 1-888-678-3464.
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Date: Jul 9, 2013
Location: Hope College Grounds Dept., 200 E. 9th St., Holland, MI 49423
Date: Jul 11, 2013
Location: Applewood Estate, 1400 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503
Date: Aug 22, 2013 - Nov 14, 2013
Location: MSU Extension Washtenaw County Office, 705 N. Zeeb Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
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- Fertilizing Home Lawns to Protect Water Quality (E0005TURF)
- Gardening in Michigan
- Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (E3075)
- Integrated Pest Management Resources
- Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry fact sheets
- MSU Plant Diagnostics Lab
- MSU Turfgrass Science
- Natural Shoreline Landscaping (E3158)
- Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) test locations
- Soil Test Kit Self-Mailer (E3154)
- Turfgrass Pest Management: Training Manual For Comm Applicators - Category3A (E2327)