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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Junior Master Gardener

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

Publications

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Today Master Gardeners are active in all 50 U.S. States and eight Canadian provinces. The heart of the Texas Master Gardener program is the dedicated, passionate volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with anyone interested. 2019 Edition.

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Grasses are one of Texas’ most valuable natural resources and this publication gives you information on where to find grasses and identify them.

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It is important to select a turfgrass species that is adapted to the climate in your area and to the conditions of the site where it will be planted.

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.
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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.

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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.

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

Courses

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

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This online course will enable land managers to select and restore the best grasses for their goals.

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.

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

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    This 2-page publication explains how to propagate basil from cuttings.

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    This 14-page guide will help winemakers navigate problems that can arise during winemaking and find the best fining approach.

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    This 8-page publication details various methods of propagation in grapevines.

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    This publication offers advice on planting a garden.

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    This publication outlines ten practices that can easily be implemented to transform any existing landscape into one that is EARTH-KIND.

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    This factsheet instructs gardeners on the care of cilantro plants and provides two recipes that showcase cilantro.

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    This publication outlines Dallisgrass identification and cultural characteristics as well as physical and herbicidal control methods.

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    This guide was developed for professional turfgrass managers, county Extension agents, and others who maintain athletic, golf course, landscape, recreational, or utility turfgrasses. Resources include Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Faculty, Industry cooperators, published literature, and general knowledge of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides available to the turfgrass industry. (120 pages)

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    Yellowing of wheat leaves in Texas is a problematic symptom during winter and early spring. This publication will help you determine if it is caused by nutrient deficiency, herbicide injury, freeze damage, moisture stress, disease, and insect issues’ some combination thereof. You can then select an appropriate management strategy. (5 pages)

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    This Bermudagrass lawn management calendar details relevant aspects of selection, mowing, irrigation, fertilization, weed and insect control, and aeration. The document includes a month-by-month lawn care calendar indexed to in-depth explanations of each topic within the document. Included also are pre- and post-emergence herbicide references. (9 pages)

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