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UT Extension

Advancing Tennessee

Lawn, Garden & Landscaping

UT Extension provides programs to help homeowners and nursery owners with plant, turf and landscape issues. Whether it is planting a tree in your yard, identifying an insect that's gnawing on your plants, treating a fungus in your lawn, or deciding which fertilizer to use, UT Extension has the knowledge and expertise to help with garden, lawn and landscaping questions and problems. Contact your county UT Extension office for more information on what Extension lawn and garden programs are available in your area.

Educational Programs and Services

Bees and Beekeeping — Programs provide vital information on beekeeping as a pleasing and profitable occupation.

Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Program — Program information relative to endemic and exotic pests which might occur in Tennessee

Distance Diagnostics — Program focuses on identification of many of the fungal, insect, nematode and viral pathogens which occur across the state. County Extension faculty submit plant disease or pest images and information for rapid diagnosis by resource professionals at the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Center in Nashville, TN.

Dogwood Information Exchange — The University of Tennessee Dogwood Research Group studies and disseminates information about diseases, culture and breeding of Cornus florida and other dogwoods.

Master Gardeners Program — The program consists of trained volunteers that assist UT Extension staff by sharing research-based information with the general public that improve community garden/landscape programs and activities.

Soil Plant and Pest Center — The Center provides farmers, nursery growers, researchers and homeowners with information to assist in all areas of production.

Tennessee Pest Management Information Network (TNPMIN) — This nationwide pest network provides information that will contribute to environmentally and economically sound pest management decisions.

Tennessee Turfgrass — This Web site provides information on managing turfs in Tennessee.

Tennessee Turfgrass Weed Science — This Web site provides information on all turfgrass weed science research and Extension activities at the University of Tennessee.

UT Weed Science — This Web site provides high quality and current information on weed management issues in the state of Tennessee.

Value-Added Resources for Farmers and Entreprenuers: Fruit and Vegetable Production — This Web site provides information on specialty fruits and vegetables, organic production and new crop opportunities.

Departments and Units Related to Lawn, Garden and Landscape

For more information related to the topic of lawn, garden and landscape, please visit the following departments' and unit's homepages:

Publications Related to Lawn, Garden and Landscape

Publications are also available in print format from your county Extension office. Departmental publications and newsletters are available from department Web sites.

Tennessee Master Gardeners