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Fall Back to Basics: What/How to Plant & Prep

From the ground up: Soil preparation for fall planting When planting in containers, choose a good quality potting soil or container mix. Some may have a slow release fertilizer in them. When planting in established beds, refresh soil with compost, bed builder, soil conditioner, etc. When starting new flower beds or vegetable beds, start with

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Prepare Your Garden for Fall

Assess the Damage A flower garden can tell you a lot at the end of the growing season. You’ll want to assess the results of all your spring and summer work, and prepare the garden for next spring. First, take a walk around your garden and look at how all the plants did over the summer. Track successes

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Starting a Fall Butterfly Garden

Thinking about starting a butterfly garden, or just trying to figure out which flowers to add to maximize for full impact this fall? Read this article by the LSU AgCenter, whether you are trying to deepen your knowledge of these backyard beauties, or just refresh and search for new ideas. Top flowers for fall will

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Pollinator Educator: Urban Pollinator Conservation Series @ LSU

Pollinator Gardening in Louisiana Pollinators are animals that transfer pollen from one plant to another. They are essential for the production of many crops and wildflowers. The honey bee is arguably the most important, but bumblebees, solitary native bees, butterflies, moths, flies and even beetles can also serve as pollinators. Pollinator declines have gained much attention

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