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All Seasons Blog

October To Do List

Fall for planting in your landscape this month! Most people plant trees, shrubs and ground covers in spring, but fall is really the best time to plant. By planting in fall, which is October through mid-December, you get to take advantage of the...

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Mum Questions Answered

LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT A FEW QUESTIONS OFTEN ASKED ABOUT FALL MUMS: ARE MUMS HARDY? Yes and no. There are both hardy and non-hardy mums. The mums we have are perennials, and if planted in your landscape, cut back to the ground after a freeze...

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Camellias: Crown Jewels for Fall/Winter Blooms

Camellia  are one of those old plants that have become a staple in the landscape. Leathery, glossy green foliage is adorned each winter and spring with a multitude of blossoms. Camellias have been a long time favorite for gardeners....

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Banish the Bugs

This time of year, we tend to think about "Creepy Crawlers!" However, while fine for Halloween, they are not fine in our gardens! Please enjoy this introduction on some of the best pest-repellant products on our shelf. All these products are...

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Fall Lawn Care

We know that you’ve been caring for your grass all throughout the summer and at this point looking after it has probably become a tedious task. However, caring for your lawn in the fall is just as important so your grass can stay healthy...

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Fall Mulch Tips

Mulch helps plants and keeps soil healthy. All plants greatly benefit from mulching.  The application or re-application of mulch is important to provide your garden once per year. Cedar or cypress bark is recommended due to its resistance...

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Lettuce Get Started with Seeds in the Garden

  All types of lettuce (romaine, butterhead, leaf, and head) all grow well in Louisiana. Purchase fresh seeds and the gear needed to plant them here. Seeds should be planted a one-eighth of an inch deep or less. Many varieties of lettuce...

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2021 LSU Super Plants

The Louisiana Super Plant program, which was established in 2009, is an education campaign of the LSU AgCenter that identifies superior plant material for Louisiana landscapes. The plants named as Louisiana Super Plants have gone through rigorous...

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Time to Harvest Caladium Bulbs

Fall provides cooler weather, so we can get back out into the gardens, lawns and landscapes comfortably. Fall marks harvesttime for many crops, such as pumpkins and other squash, persimmons, tangerines, Asian pears, apples and, of course,...

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Why Some Trees are Deciduous

If you’re a tree, you don’t get far in life unless you have a plan. Trees have developed some pretty ingenious strategies to compete for resources, deal with threats, and adapt to change. One plan that many trees have adopted is...

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