Anyone who has a home with a yard can help protect and improve water quality. This publication offers practical advice about reducing impervious surfaces, select proper landscape plants, effective management of lawns, in More... Free Download
Cover crops can improve soil quality and benefit the ecosystem. Farmers use cover crops extensively. This publication, by two Purdue University researchers, explains how home gardeners can benefit from the practice. Plan More... Free Download
Phytophthora diseases are among the most serious problems of ornamental plants in nurseries, greenhouses and in the landscape. These 'water mold' pathogens affect hundreds of types of plants, including annuals, perennial More... Free Download
This publication discusses the selection of seeds, containers, and soil mixes. Directions for seeding, transplanting, thinning, and moving plants are given. A table guide to sowing vegetable and annual flower seeds in More... Free Download
Discusses how gardeners can help address the growing landfill problem by reducing yard waste (leaving grass clippings on lawns) and by recycling yard waste through composting. Explains the ingredients of compost and ho More... Free Download
Early-flowering varieties of petunia may have different fertilizer needs than late-flowering varieties. However, fertilizer recommendations are usually not variety-specific. This fact sheet provides information on the op More... Free Download
Diplodia tip blight is a common fungal disease of stressed conifers caused by the fungus Diplodia sapinea. Two-needled pines are most commonly infected, including Austrian or black pine, Mugo pine, ponderosa pine, red pi More... Free Download
In this paperback, 750-page book, the author has created a quick and easy-to-use reference guide for choosing plant material for landscape designs. This reference manual includes comprehensive lists with search criteria More...
As the definitive identification guide to the shrubs and woody vines of Indiana, this book also provides coverage of 90% of the species to be found in surrounding Midwestern US states. As well as covering indigenous spec More...
Inspired by actual gardeners' inquiries, each chapter deals with such down-to-earth subjects as when to start seeds, why plants might fail to bloom, pruning techniques, identifying and controlling common pests, home f More...
England's Hampton Court Palace Gardens were first created during King Henry VIII's reign in the early 1500s, and was a model for royal estates across England. Designed for the student and garden enthusiast alike, this au More... Free Download
England's Corsham Court is a masterful blend of 16th, 18th, and 19th century architectural styles that join with the landscape to create a place of extraordinary beauty. Designed for the student and garden enthusiast ali More... Free Download
England's Sissinghurst Castle Garden is a pleasing contrast of formal structure and informal plantings that provide year-round interest. Designed for the student and garden enthusiast alike, this audio tour combines prac More... Free Download
This publication discusses the differences between hotbed and cold frame structures for growing out-of-season plants including the recommended dimensions, operating procedures, and the fall and winter uses for both. A More... Free Download
This publication discusses plant layering, a method by which new plants are started from existing ones. Six common types of layering are explored. They include air, simple, tip, trench, serpentine, and mound. Proper eq More... Free Download
This publication discusses precautions, label clearance, walks, patios, drives, and vegetable gardens. Tables are included listing the non-selective and selective weed killers, vegetables, fruits and nuts, flowering an More... Free Download