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 4, 2013 | Jane Herbert | Study compares two natural shoreline erosion control techniques suitable for moderate to high energy lakefront properties.
December 4, 2013 | Jane Herbert | When managing water features, contractors and water gardeners can prevent the introduction of Aquatic Invasive Species into natural waterways by using proper disposal methods.
November 18, 2013 | Bert Cregg | When in doubt, always consult with a professional arborist before working around damaged trees.
November 15, 2013 | Lyndon Kelley | Broken pipes from freeze damage and electrical equipment failure are results of poor winter preparation of irrigation equipment. Spending time now on your irrigation equipment can help avoid irrigation start up repairs and delays next spring.
November 14, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | Looking to brush up on your pest management skills? Register now to ensure your spot at this pioneering workshop designed to serve specialty crop, field crop and landscape professionals.
November 8, 2013 | Faith Cullens | The Internet is a valuable source of information, however caution must be taken to assure the information is correct.
Expand your business at the water’s edge: Become a Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional
November 4, 2013 | Jane Herbert | Registration now open for natural shoreline certification training program located in Traverse City, Mich. In February 2014.
November 3, 2013 | Bindu Bhakta | If you have a private drinking water well, your Water Well and Pump Record can help you understand what potential drinking water contaminants may exist in your area.
November 1, 2013 | Erin Lizotte | MSU Extension is now offering Integrated Pest Management Academy Online, a series of online prerecorded webinars. Commercial and private core pesticide recertification credits are available for Michigan applicators.
October 31, 2013 | Bindu Bhakta | Planting appropriate vegetation over the drain field is key to allowing a septic system to properly treat household wastewater and ensure the safety of your family and the environment.
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: Jan 7, 2014
Location: County Conference Rooms 37 Austin Street, Sandusky, MI, 48471
Date: Jan 16, 2014 - Apr 10, 2014
Location: MSU Extension-Livingston County meeting room in the East Complex, 2300 East Grand River., Howell, MI 48843
Date: Feb 18, 2014 - Jun 11, 2014
Location: Grand Traverse County Civic Center
- 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