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.
March 24, 2015 | Bert Cregg | Frequently asked questions about spruce decline.
March 20, 2015 | Gretchen Voyle | Native trees and shrubs are low maintenance and a great addition to the landscape.
March 20, 2015 | Morgan Stulpe | Signing up for MSU Extension news digests will help professionals and consumers learn about specific topics and interests.
March 19, 2015 | Howard Russell | Honey bees take advantage of any food source after a long, cold winter, including bird feeders.
March 9, 2015 | Gretchen Voyle | Browning or missing needles and severed branch ends are being noticed on many landscape trees. Find out why your evergreens are not so ever-green.
March 5, 2015 | Bert Cregg | Extreme weather for the past two years follows nearly two decades of mild winters.
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.
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Date: Mar 28, 2015
Location: Cranbrook Institute of Science West Entrance, Multipurpose Room 39221 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Date: Apr 11, 2015
Location: Dahlem Center 7117 S. Jackson Road Jackson, MI 49201
Date: Apr 16, 2015
Location: Gladwin High School, 1400 N. Spring St, Gladwin, MI 48624
- 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