Just as you would child proof an indoor room, it's important to take precautions in the yard.
Named for the island in Hawaii and native to the forest of tropical Southeast Asia, the Kauai series torenia thrives in the Louisiana summer.
Many cucurbits -- vegetables that belong to the cucumber family -- can be planted in April.
The reason why we wait till late March to feed the grass is it's best to allow it to wake up, grow a strong new root system, and fungal diseases tend to be worse if we fertilize too early.
A community garden is taking root in Federal City. One goal is to unite established West Bank neighborhoods with 200 families living at the former Navy base.
Early February is an excellent time to prune repeat-flowering roses.
During the late winter and early spring, we can continue to plant cool season vegetables, including Swiss chard.
Raising your own transplants is not overly difficult, and it is a fun, rewarding activity for home gardeners.
This has been a really hard winter in Louisiana. An unusual amount of sub-freezing temperatures has caused a lot of damage to the landscape.
The Baton Rouge area, like most of Louisiana, has experienced a colder than average winter. Severe freezes in January have caused extensive damage to tropicals, citrus trees, and palms in the landscape.