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Little lime hydrangea

Irrigating Tree and Shrub Beds

Trees and shrubs need water too. In reality, they need just as much water as the lawn. However, most …

Lawn irrigation

Irrigation for a Healthy Lawn

Irrigating the lawn is something that is often either done too frequently or not at all. Studies have shown …

Pollinator in the flowers

Creating a Pollinator Garden

I read an article recently from National Wildlife Federation announcing that June is Pollinator Month. Of course, they were …

Squash bug

Squash Vine Borer Prevention

I was out inspecting a garden recently and noticed a couple of insects that I thought were worth noting. The …

Fertilize Your Lawn Sign

Start Fertilizing Your Lawn

Although our lawns may have suffered a little setback from April frost, if they aren’t already completely greened up …

Cucumber

Plant What You Like to Eat

It’s not too late to plant a vegetable garden. There are still lots of plants in the garden centers. …

Hydrangea

Blooming Plant Gifts

Many people like to give live plants to their mothers for Mother’s Day so I did a little looking …

Calico scales on dogwood.

Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

Cover on crop to protect from frost

Cover Tender Summer Crops

Quite often I’ve heard the saying from long time gardeners that Good Friday is a great time to start …

Lawn mower cutting the grass

Sharpen Your Mower Blade

I took the lawn mower out for the first time since November and mowed down the weeds in the …

Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Preemergence Herbicide Efficacy in Nursery Crops and Landscape Plantings

Efficacy of preemergence herbicides labeled for use in nursery crops and landscape plantings

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Diseases of Cool-Season Grasses

This guide is designed to help identify the most troublesome diseases associated with cool-season turfgrasses. …

3 days ago
Septoria leaf spot on tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

Knockout rose treatment.

Glyphosate

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a glyphosate herbicide injury.

Figure 1. Fall armyworm larva.

Fall Armyworms in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of fall armyworms and addresses how to control them as …

2 weeks agoTurfFiles
Small corn plants growing up through yellowed hairy vetch

Winter Annual Cover Crops

This publication discusses production of winter annual cover crops, their benefits and management. Research has …

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Figure 1. Black twig borer damage.

Black Twig Borer

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the black twig borer, an …

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Carpetgrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

This factsheet provides instructions on how to properly care for carpetgrass year round. It also …