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A large tree looms over a white house and a brick patio area.
Filed Under: Smart Landscapes March 8, 2019

A smart landscape can play a key role in efficiently heating and cooling homes while reducing energy costs.

Blue signs stating “absorb” and “delay” mark brick tiers in a landscape growing pink flowers and reed-like stems.
Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Landscape Architecture, Smart Landscapes December 19, 2018

A well-designed landscape can subtly slow down and filter excess water, an important job for Mississippi gardens.

A man in a baseball cap reaches into a patch of grass, while a tractor and a white, high-tunnel structure stand behind him.
Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Landscape Architecture, Smart Landscapes November 5, 2018

The notion of a rooftop garden may inspire images of ancient architecture, big city green spaces or homestead cabins in the American West, but the idea is feasible for modern construction.

Bob Brzuszek, Mississippi State University Extension Service professor of landscape architecture, said building green roofs is an innovative way to include green spaces in urban areas and increase biodiversity.

An arched entry of a red brick building is behind a colorful garden of flowers and bushes.
Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Landscape Architecture, Smart Landscapes October 16, 2018

Plant diversity is critical to the health of an ecosystem, but a single landscape can significantly enhance biodiversity.

A single hummingbird stands out against a blurred background as it feeds on homemade nectar at a feeder.
Filed Under: Plants and Wildlife, Places for Wildlife, Urban and Backyard Wildlife September 25, 2018

It’s September, and that means hummingbirds are preparing to migrate to warmer climates for the winter.

These tiny creatures need lots of energy to make this trip. You can help by providing feeders for them to visit as they pass your way. (Photo by Jonathan Parrish)

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