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Grasses and small bushes adorn a landscape bed in front of a building.
October 3, 2023 - Filed Under: Landscape Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design

Landscape design and natural landscape enthusiasts will gather at Mississippi State University to perfect their craft and learn from other experts, an annual event happening this year on Oct. 18. The 68th Edward C. Martin Landscape Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Bost Auditorium at MSU.

A black lawn mower mowing a yard.
April 28, 2023 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape and Garden Design

May is here and you know what that means, it’s go time! 

White daisies.
March 31, 2023 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Landscape Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design

After an unseasonal cold snap in March, spring has officially started and the warmer weather is here to stay– at least for a little while. Hopefully, the cold didn’t damage your plants! Working on your yard is a great excuse to spend time outside now that the weather is nice. Here are a few things you can work on in your landscape for the month of April:

Bradford pear tree blooms
February 24, 2023 - Filed Under: Landscape and Garden Design, Trees

If you have Bradford pear trees on your property, you are quite familiar with the odor they release. How could such a beautiful tree smell like rotting fish? The odor isn’t the only thing that makes this tree undesirable.  

A crape myrtle in the landscape
January 26, 2023 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Landscape and Garden Design, Trees

Crape myrtles are popular for their low-maintenance beauty, but they can benefit from some light pruning this time of year.

Lush green plants.
November 22, 2022 - Filed Under: Landscape Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design

If you have an area in your yard where you want to create a border between property lines, reduce noise from busy streets, or soften a fence line, we have a solution

A man and a woman pose in a garden.
October 22, 2021 - Filed Under: Landscape Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design, Smart Landscapes

Participants in a Mississippi State University landscape symposium learned tips for preserving the life in their own backyards and contributing positively to the larger, regional ecosystem. The 66th Edward C. Martin Landscape Symposium was held Oct. 20 at MSU.

A few trees remain standing among an area with snapped off pines.
March 31, 2021 - Filed Under: Landscape Design and Management, Landscape and Garden Design, Landscape Management, Landscape Resources, Landscape Plants and Trees Diseases, Trees

Mississippi weather can damage trees in many ways, making it crucial to select wisely when choosing trees for the landscape.

A tall, thick layer of mulch around the base of a tree.
March 8, 2021 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape and Garden Design, Landscape Plants and Trees Diseases

The glorious gardening weekend we just enjoyed was certainly welcome after the recent cold weather that kept us out of the landscape.

I took advantage of the perfect weather and started on garden chores I’ve been putting off. My main accomplishment, which has been on my list for a while, was putting down fresh layers of mulch. It felt good because I have been accumulating bags of mulch, and the neatly stacked pile was pretty big.