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July To-Do list:

July is the time to cut faded flowers from flowering annuals & perennials to encourage new growth and blooms. Old blooms and seed heads left on the plants can negatively affect the flower's continuous production. There are a number of...

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Patriotic Plants

The colors red, white, and blue are always on our minds during summer, as the anniversary of our nation’s independence approaches. What better way to celebrate your pride than by planting a red, white, and blue garden? Blue is one of the most...

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Tired Summer Annuals

Halfway through the summer – have you taken a vacation yet? When you were at that condo, beach club, resort or casino did you notice the landscape?  Did you notice if their annual flower beds looked pristine?  Maybe you felt one of...

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Getting Figgy with it

It’s fig season in Louisiana! Figs (Ficus carica) are native to the Middle East and Western Asia but have become naturalized here in North America. The trees are deciduous and can grow to an average of 10 to 30 feet with branches typically...

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Don’t Commit Crape Murder

We’re all enjoying Louisiana’s “Summer Tree,” the Crape Myrtle blooming in bright tones all around Acadiana. Unfortunately, these are among the most abused trees in Louisiana’s residential and commercial landscapes....

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Use summer to plan your fall garden

Summertime is the best time to just sit back and enjoy your garden. And while you’re at it, you can start thinking about fall gardening. Other than watering, occasional fertilizing and weed upkeep (mostly mechanically because chemicals can no...

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5 Reasons Not to Mow Wet Grass

Can you mow wet grass? Many homeowners have asked themselves that very question after a gentle rain seemingly spoiled their weekend yard work plans, or after they awoke to a lawn damp from a heavy dew. Answer: It's not a good idea to cut...

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Colorful Caladiums for Shady Summer Spot

Adapted from article By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Caladiums are an A+ selection for reliable color in areas that get some shade. And one investment can provide years of color. Easy enough for the casual gardener to expect routine...

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Shade-Loving Container Garden Ideas

Looking to add color to a shady spot in the yard or under a covered patio or porch? Here is our list of plants that love life in the shade. Succulents You may think all succulents love the sun, but the truth is there are several that do better in...

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Top 10 Heat-loving Summer Annuals

We love annuals! They add something special to a landscape, border and/or container for seasonal color. With our summers about to heat up, it’s important to select annuals that love heat as much as our state does. Here are 10 of our all-time...

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