Lawn & Garden

We have lawn and garden resources for everyone from the hobby gardener to the athletic field turfgrass manager. County-based AgriLife Extension horticulturists and statewide specialists share their expertise through workshops, webinars and online information to assist those Texans with, and without, a green thumb.

Related Departments: Horticultural Sciences, Food Science & Technology, Entomology, Agricultural Economics

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The Junior Master Gardener program, JMG, is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network.
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Publications

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Performing a prescribed fire is a serious undertaking, and a burn plan is key to the safest and easiest way to accomplish a prescribed burn. Leading up to the day of the prescribed fire, a checklist should be thoroughly reviewed and assessed to determine critical elements such as: The weather conditions during which the burn […]

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Rosemary is an easy-to-grow, evergreen shrub that can be grown in any low-maintenance landscape or home herb garden. The plant is 18 to 48 inches tall when mature and produces small flowers in the spring, summer, and fall. This factsheet instructs gardeners on the care of rosemary plants and provides two recipes that showcase the […]

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Abstract: Diverse cucurbit vegetables (e. g., watermelon, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, and melon) are produced across all growing regions of Texas. However, diseases caused by viruses can be major limiting factors to their sustainable and profitable production. There are two major types of cucurbit virus diseases (based on foliar symptoms): mosaics and yellowing diseases. Cucurbit varieties […]

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

NCPN-Roses is a network of scientists, educators, state and federal regulators that act together to ensure that rose budwood and rootstock is clean and available.

Program

Preserving the Harvest is a program series that teaches ways to preserve foods with tested recipes and research-based methods, using “hands-on” activities to practice preservation skills.

Program

Texas Superstar plants are specially recognized for superior performance in tough growing conditions in Texas.

Courses

Course

This online course will enable land managers to select and restore the best grasses for their goals. Objectives:select plants native to Texas;explain biological characteristics of relevant grasses;describe soil factors;predict vegetation based on ecoregions;select seeds;prepare your seedbed;determine proper planting times;acquire necessary equipment;manage grasses once planted.

Course

Once you finish this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion shows that you have completed the course, but does not qualify for continuing education credit, or CEU. A separate version of this course will be made available for CEU credit. Once the CEU version of the course is available, a link will be added here.

This course is intended for professional turfgrass parks and recreation managers, sports field managers, or landscaping specialists.

Course

Once you finish this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion shows that you have completed the course, but does not qualify for continuing education credit, or CEU. A separate version of this course will be made available for CEU credit. Once the CEU version of the course is available, a link will be added here.

This course is intended for park and public works professionals, hourly workers, and volunteers.

Aggie Horticulture

Aggie Horticulture has served the gardening and horticultural crop production industry for over two decades. Our goal is to serve the students, producers, professionals and gardeners of Texas…and the World.

All Resources on Lawn & Garden

  • Publication

    Performing a prescribed fire is a serious undertaking, and a burn plan is key to the safest and easiest way to accomplish a prescribed burn. Leading up to the day of the prescribed fire, a checklist should be thoroughly reviewed and assessed to determine critical elements such as: The weather conditions during which the burn […]

  • Publication

    Rosemary is an easy-to-grow, evergreen shrub that can be grown in any low-maintenance landscape or home herb garden. The plant is 18 to 48 inches tall when mature and produces small flowers in the spring, summer, and fall. This factsheet instructs gardeners on the care of rosemary plants and provides two recipes that showcase the […]

  • Publication

    Abstract: Diverse cucurbit vegetables (e. g., watermelon, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, and melon) are produced across all growing regions of Texas. However, diseases caused by viruses can be major limiting factors to their sustainable and profitable production. There are two major types of cucurbit virus diseases (based on foliar symptoms): mosaics and yellowing diseases. Cucurbit varieties […]

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    This publication explains how home gardeners and small-scale farmers can increase their properties’Ao productivity by intercropping’growing two or more crops together on the same plot’ using species that perform specific functions to benefit their companion crop. Also discussed are the results of a 2-year study on intercropping okra, peanuts, peas, peppers, and watermelon. (4 Pages)

  • Publication

    Fall is an excellent time of year to prepare for a prosperous, successful spring growing season. This publication focuses on early sanitization practices to minimize the risk of plant disease in your garden. (2 Pages)

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