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Home Landscapes

Shrubs and trees add beauty to grounds and homes if they are well placed and cared for. A good design is important in any landscape, but even the best design is worthless if it isn’t properly maintained. And some landscapes that don’t have an especially good design can look attractive if they are given a little extra care. The environmental condi- tions in Alabama make it possible to grow healthy ornamental plants throughout the state. Read More

Home Lawns

Home lawns are an integral part of the landscape—perfect for lounging, ball games, and cookouts—a real asset to any home. A beautiful lawn enhances any landscape not only by improving the aesthetic and economic value of the home but by providing many environmental benefits as well. Healthy turfgrass prevents soil erosion, reduces glare from the sun, helps cool temperatures on hot days, produces oxygen, and filters out contaminants in air and water. Perhaps the most important factor in establishing and maintaining an attractive and trouble-free home lawn is selecting the proper turfgrass. Read More

 

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Inspections for Produce Coming March of 2019

Inspections for the Produce Safety Rule are coming in March of 2019 … Have... more

2018 Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference and Tradeshow

The 2018 AFVGA Conference & Trade Show is just around the corner … Join... more

Grafting in Vegetable Crops

Grafting with resistant rootstocks offers one of the best methods to avoid soilborne diseases …... more

Fall is the Time to Make Garden Adjustments

Garden problems such as disease and insects can thrive on late season gardens and fields that are unattended... more

Soil Testing to Improve Your Next Garden

We receive a lot of questions at the Extension office each year from farmers and home gardeners with many kinds... more


Alabama Master Gardeners
Got questions about your home garden or grounds?

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Master Gardener Helpline:
877-252- GROW (4769)


Alabama Smart Yards - ANR-1359
Introducing Environmental Consciousness & Practical Management Options to our Yards & Neighborhoods


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For forms and instructions visit the Soil Testing Lab's publications page