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- Published: Monday, March 15, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Be mellow until the forsythia turns yellow.That’s the advice from University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Lee Miller for applying crabgrass pre-emergent herbicides to lawns.“The forsythia bloom has been used as a ...
- Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – How does your garden grow? No grow or slow grow? It could be your H2O.How and when you water your garden often makes the difference between healthy or diseased plants, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Tom ...
- Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Fuligo septica, also known as “dog vomit slime mold,” is the latest slimy woodland thing to slither into 2020’s wet spring and summer.When it first appears, this peculiar species of plasmodial slime mold looks like bright ...
- Published: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Follow the food.That is the mantra of moles as they follow their favorite food, earthworms, and tunnel throughout your yard.A molehill creates an upheaval of soil surrounding a vertical tunnel shaft, which often occurs after big ...
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, ...
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 ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2014
Plant pieces severed from a parent plant and rooted to form new plants are called cuttings. New plants formed from cuttings have the same characteristics as the parent plant. The process of rooting cuttings is simple and inexpensive and requires ...
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