Laura Jull, UW-Extension Revised: 8/13/2012 Item number: A3877 This publication focuses on recognizing and preventing plant damage caused by deicing salts, evaluates the pros and cons of alternatives to rock salt, and provides an extensive list of salt-tolerant plants. Download Article
Starting your garden from seeds might be easier than you think. Check out this article to get practical tips on starting your plants from seeds.
Some plants can survive colder winter temperatures than others. Zone of cold hardiness refers to the plant’s ability to survive the winter. It plays a key factor in selecting landscape plants for the region. USDA has classified the entire United States into 13 plant hardiness zones based on their average, annual minimum temperature during 30 […]
Dan A. Wilson, Thomas J. Wilson, Wayne G. Tlusty Revised: 5/10/2010 Item number: G1923 This publication explores landscape planning: putting the plan on paper; selecting, placing, and planting trees and shrubs; and maintaining the home grounds. Download Article
This publication can help you identify some of the most common lawn problems you may encounter, and how to manage them.
Authors: PJ Liesch, Annie Deutsch, and Christelle Guédot, UW-Madison Division of Extension Last Revised: 11/13/2019 X-number: XHT1098 Managing fruit crop insect pests can be very challenging. Pest control involving multiple approaches (referred to as “integrated pest management”) is generally the most effective and safest strategy. Before taking any management action, make sure to correctly identify any insect pest. […]
The blueberry is a wonderful fruit rich in vitamin C, dietary fiber, and vitamin E. Due to its popularity, there is a growing interest among gardeners to plant blueberries in backyard gardens.
Brian R. Smith, Teryl R. Roper Revised: 7/5/2010 Item number: A2488 Find out which fruit cultivars are recommended for your area of Northern Wisconsin. Describes flavor, ripening date, winter hardiness, and more. This 16-page fact sheet covers the following: – tree fruits (apples, pears, crabapples)– stone fruits (apricots, tart cherries, plums)– small fruits (strawberries, raspberries, […]
S.W. Abler, G. Jung Revised: 5/11/2010 Item number: A3187 Want to know what’s ailing your lawn, park, or golf course turf and how to cure it? Turn to Turf Diseases of the Great Lakes Region. Click here to view this 32-page publication which is packed with crisp color close-ups and detailed descriptions to help you […]
John C. Stier Revised: 5/11/2010 Item number: A3434 Tips for establishing your turf to give your new lawn the best chance for success. Click here to view this publication Download Article
Chris Williamson, John Stier, Jeff Gregos, Roger Flashinski Revised: 5/11/2010 Item number: A3714 Turfgrasses cover more than 30 million acres in the United States. The majority of this acreage is comprised of over 50 million lawns, the remainder is divided among golf courses, athletic fields, sod farms, cemeteries, and other related sites. In its many […]
John C. Stier Revised: 5/11/2010 Item number: A3435 Fertilizing, watering, and mowing all help you maintain a healthy lawn. This fact sheet covers these, plus how to deal with lawn problems such as diseases, weeds, soil compaction and renovation of old lawns. Download Article