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 7, 2014 | Jeff Andresen | While milder weather and some moderation are expected in the short term, medium and longer lead forecast guidance suggests a general continuation of colder than normal temperatures.
March 5, 2014 | Jane Herbert | How heavy snow pack can reduce ice push on inland lake shorelines.
February 26, 2014 | Mary Wilson | If you have property on a waterfront, native trees and shrubs help protect shorelines and provide beauty.
February 24, 2014 | Bob Bricault | Landscape plants can still bring color to your landscape in the winter and attract wildlife.
February 14, 2014 | James DeDecker | Pesticide applicators in Michigan can now keep their certifications current with minimal investment in time and travel.
February 13, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Day 3 of inaugural Michigan Inland Lakes Convention will showcase current natural shoreline research findings and the latest in Phragmites management and control.
February 7, 2014 | Rebecca Finneran | Reduce the need for watering your landscape by using simple but smart tips.
January 31, 2014 | Bert Cregg | Proper care is needed to ensure long-term health of damaged trees.
January 31, 2014 | Bert Cregg | Heavy ice accumulation caused widespread damage, but not all trees were affected the same.
January 28, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | Looking to brush up on your pest management skills or expand your expertise to new cropping systems? Register now for the 2014 Integrated Pest Management Academy designed to serve specialty crop, field crop and landscape professionals.
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Date: Mar 24, 2014
Location: Macomb Co. MSU Extension Building, 21885 Dunham Rd., Clinton Twp., MI 48036
Date: Mar 29, 2014
Location: Oakland County Executive Office Cenference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd. Waterford, MI 48328
Date: May 1, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Location: Boyne Mountain Resort, 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, MI 49713
- 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
- 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