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.
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.
December 3, 2014 | Gretchen Voyle | How to stop serving your fresh produce to the deer herd.
November 21, 2014 | Diane Brown | Protect your landscape plants from Old Man Winter by following these tips.
November 17, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | MSU Extension is offering Integrated Pest Management Academy Online, a series of online prerecorded webinars. Commercial and private core pesticide recertification credits are available for Michigan applicators. No registration or fees required.
November 14, 2014 | Kevin Frank | The Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science Online begins Jan. 7, 2015, with instructors from eight universities in the Great Lakes region.
November 14, 2014 | Rebecca Finneran | Indian pipes are a plant lacking chlorophyll that hitchhike with native Michigan trees like oaks.
November 13, 2014 | Rebecca Finneran | A beautiful plant along the roadways in late fall, Oriental bittersweet is a threat to native environments by aggressively choking out other woody plants. Collecting can cause spreading.
November 11, 2014 | Matt Grieshop | You may have experience with two and four footed livestock but how about livestock with six or no legs?
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Date: Jan 7, 2015 - Mar 25, 2015
Date: Jan 8, 2015
Location: Branch County MSU Extension, 570 Marshall St., Suite C, Coldwater, MI 49036
Date: Jan 22, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015
Location: Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328
- 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