Have you heard about “No Mow May?” Many people have committed to not mowing their yards in May, allowing flowering plants to grow to help provide food for pollinators. Before you stow away your mower for May, let’s look at what options you can take to help pollinators this Spring.
Plant selection is one of the most important decisions a gardener, landscaper or designer makes. Learn more about selecting plants in this publication.
If deer visit your property, before planting (or replanting), check out this list of trees, shrubs, flowers, herbs, and grasses that deer tend to avoid.
This beautifully illustrated 38-page publication provides an extensive (though by no means comprehensive) list of commercially available woody plants that offer spectacular fall color.
Ideas and information about woody plants that flower in summer, to create a landscape with year-round interest.
Find suggestions for which trees to plant to replace ash trees, which are being devastated by Emerald Ash Borer.
Learn about the best-rated lilacs for Wisconsin’s cold climate, and how to care for these plants for years of enjoyment.
This factsheet provides information on some of the most ornamental, disease resistant crabapples available for landscaping in Wisconsin.
Learn to recognize and prevent plant damage caused by deicing salts. Learn about alternatives to rock salt and which plants are salt-tolerant.
This linked website provides information for trees and shrubs suitable under powerlines.
Maps related to cold hardiness zones so you can choose plants that can survive winter in your area.
This publication explores landscape planning: putting the plan on paper; selecting, placing, and planting trees and shrubs; and maintaining the home grounds.