This fungal disease of turfgrass loves heat and moisture. As the name implies, it shows up as a brown patch of grass. It kind of tricks the homeowner into providing what it needs. Listen to the audio.
Wet spring makes plants, trees and shrubs vulnerable to drought. Listen to the audio.
With the memory of water-logged gardens from abundant spring rains fresh on our minds, now is a good time to consider raised-bed gardening.
When excessive rainfall occurs, soil pores that had been filled with air suddenly become filled with water.
Keep weeds from making seeds now. This will mean less weeding next year.
Anthracnose is a group of fungal diseases that cause dark, sunken lesions on leaves, stems, flowers and fruit of many deciduous trees.
The Missouri Soil Testing Association (MSTA) Approval Program is designed to assure that results provided by participating public and private labs serving the citizens of Missouri agree with allowable statistical limits.
Most people who are active in caring for their lawns and landscaped plants are aware of and concerned about the decline of insect pollinators, such as certain types of bees and butterflies.
It takes less than 30 minutes of operating a chain saw without hearing protection to cause permanent damage.
Like surgeons and dentists, gardeners should work with clean tools.
The best way to make sure your plants get the right nutrients is to have the soil tested.
If you can't remember, you need From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar. This journal will keep you organized with the details of your garden in one handy place.
If you have the sniffles or a bad infection, a visit to your doctor can usually put things right. Plants can get sick too and the lant Diagnostic Clinic is where you can turn for help. Watch the video.
Any grass can be grown in Missouri, but none grow well.
If your garden is more clay than loam, not all is lost. You can improve clay soil. Listen to the audio.
University of Missouri Extension has released a free app for iPhones, iPads and Android devices to help people easily identify weeds in the field, lawn or garden. Watch the video.
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