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 Home>News Archive>2011>April>News You Can Use>
Mowing habits affect lawn growth
(Distributed 04/29/11) Midspring is here, and it’s time to mow, mow, mow.

Some bedding plants like it hot
(Distributed 04/21/11) We are approaching the time of spring to get your heat-loving, warm-season bedding plants into the ground. Anytime from mid-March through May in Louisiana is a great time to add new flowers to your landscape beds.

Handle Easter eggs with care
(Distributed 04/15/11) Although dyed Easter eggs may look like decorations, they are a perishable food. Improper care of perishable foods can trigger foodborne illness, says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Beth Reames.

Proper landscape watering is important
(Distributed 04/15/11) Who knows how much rain we’ll get during spring and summer? We need to keep in mind that many areas of Louisiana are experiencing below-average rainfall amounts. And it’s common to get significant rain events followed by three to four weeks of dry weather. How do we irrigate our landscapes under these conditions?

Double forms add diversity to Knock Out roses [Image: pink double knock out flower]
(Distributed 04/08/11) Most Louisiana gardeners are familiar with Knock Out roses. They have introduced roses to many home gardeners who otherwise never would have grown them. And they fit perfectly into a sustainable, low-maintenance landscape.
Lantanas offer summer flowers, attract butterflies [Image: Chapel Hill Yellow lantana]
(Distributed 04/01/11) Lantanas continue to be one of the most popular herbaceous perennials for Louisiana landscapes. Many varieties – some old and some new – offer a multitude of growth forms and flower colors. Lantanas can be added to the landscape from now through summer for great color into late fall.