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Grounds for Gardening Guide Book

Grounds for Gardening coverEditor's note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available for purchase. A link to ordering information is on this page.

This book is a compilation of MU Extension publications on topics concerning gardening, home landscaping and houseplants.


The table of contents linked to above was updated in November 2014. A list of new, revised and discontinued guides will be maintained on this page.

To update your binder, go to each publication's page listed below and print the PDF or order a printed copy from our store or from the individual publication's page.

Please discard old versions of guides that have been revised or discontinued, as recommendations may have changed.

Changes in 2015


Changes from 2012 to 2014

These publications were developed or revised between the time the 2012 and the 2015 Grounds for Gardening Guide Books were assembled.




  • Composting
  • Flowers
  • Fertilizer
  • Fruits
  • Garden soils
  • Hotbeds and coldframes
  • Indoor gardening
  • Landscape design
  • Lawn and turf
  • Mulches
  • Pests and diseases
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Trickle irrigation
  • Vegetables
  • Watering
  • Woody ornamentals

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