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Event date: Oct. 18, 2022
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Organic materials available in our gardens or farms such as grass clippings, fallen leaves and kitchen scraps can be utilized to make a valuable product, compost. Compost provides valuable organic matter to gardens, can improve soils, and provides a ...
News & articles
- Published: Thursday, May 19, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Quality landscapes begin with quality topsoil.Topsoil is the top 3-10 inches of the soil. Most surface soils have higher organic matter content than subsoil, but not all surface soil is ideal for gardens or lawns, says Manjula ...
- Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri Extension is offering a webinar series to help specialty crop growers improve their business skills.During the Specialty Crop Business Management Series, new and established farmers will learn how to make ...
- Published: Monday, Nov. 8, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Some gardeners take a hands-off approach to leaves. But leaves left on lawns can pack down into a tight mat, preventing sunlight from reaching the grass, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Leaves ...
- Published: Thursday, July 1, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The invasive emerald ash borer may eliminate the ash tree from North America. In Missouri, EAB is present in 89 counties and the city of St. Louis.“Just like the Dutch elm disease that killed our native American elm trees, EAB is ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2022
Many gardeners view shade as a challenging situation for growing plants. While some plants do not grow well in low light, numerous others thrive under these conditions. Just as moisture, temperature, and soil conditions may limit plant growth, the ...
Publication date: July 1, 2016
Residential landscaping can be defined as the art and the practice of improving the appearance and aesthetic appeal of the area surrounding a home. Each home and its landscape should be a reflection of the people who live there. It represents a ...
Publication date: June 1, 2016
Welcome to the Missouri Master Gardener program. In this program, you will receive classroom training to become a Master Gardener volunteer in partnership with University of Missouri Extension. More than 2,000 active Missouri Master Gardeners are ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2016
Trees and shrubs add beauty and value to residential and commercial properties. Well-placed plants can provide color, movement and interesting textures and also reduce energy costs. However, success with woody plants requires care in plant selection, ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2015
Figure 1A typical plan for windbreaks. The high cost of home heating and air conditioning often prompts homeowners to explore ways to reduce home energy use. Outdoor landscape plants, which help control erosion and are pleasing in themselves, can ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2014
The most highly prized landscape plants are broad-leaved evergreens. They are the true aristocrats of our gardens. However, many of them require special attention if they are to develop into attractive, long-lived plants.Wide fluctuations in ...
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