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.
September 26, 2014 | John Stone | Now is the time to renew your pesticide certification if it expires Dec. 31, 2014.
September 18, 2014 | Dennis Stein | Farms that have seen good commodity prices and profits along with Dairy and Beef prices at all-time highs are vulnerable for some real tax issues in 2014.
September 3, 2014 | Ben Phillips | Join us Sept. 12 or 19 to learn about honey removal from bee hives, mites and wintering strategies.
August 25, 2014 | Diane Brown | Magnolia scale is entering the crawler stage, the stage most vulnerable to control.
August 21, 2014 | Tom Dudek | Bagworms are becoming an insect pest that Michigan nurseries need to scout for. Lifecycle, damage and control measures are discussed.
August 21, 2014 | Hal Hudson | Fall is an excellent time to tune up your garden or lawn for the coming year by taking a soil test.
August 15, 2014 | Jill O’Donnell | Extra moisture this summer may cause springtails to be abundant in nursery beds. The majority of springtails are beneficial eating bacteria, fungi, algae and decaying vegetation.
August 13, 2014 | Terry Gibb | Stormwater runoff can be reduced through changes to your property’s hardscape and landscape.
August 11, 2014 | Julia Darnton | Learn to stay safe in the garden.
August 11, 2014 | Julia Darnton | How to pick the best day for gardening.
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Date: Oct 4, 2014
Location: Ramada Inn, 412 W. Washington St., Marquette, MI
Date: Oct 13, 2014
Location: Fruitful Orchard & Cider Mill, 5740 W M-61, Gladwin, MI 48624
Date: Oct 15, 2014 - Oct 16, 2014
Location: DCPAH at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
- 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