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Yard and garden

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The best plants and gardening practices for Minnesota gardeners, homeowners and hobbyists to grow healthy lawns, landscapes and gardens.

Solve a problem

Plant diseases

Recognize and treat common fungal, bacterial and viral diseases of plants

What's wrong with my plant?

Learn what has damaged your plant or lawn - such as insect, disease or weather

Is this plant a weed?

Identify and manage common and invasive weeds

What insect is this?

Identify insects found in Minnesota yards and gardens

Find plants

Flowers

Annuals, perennials and native flowers for northern gardens

Fruit

How to grow fruits in a northern climate

Houseplants

Light requirements, pests and diseases, forcing bulbs, fertilizing

Trees and shrubs

Selecting, planting, watering, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, disease and insect pests

Vegetables

Planting and growing everything from asparagus to zucchini

Native plants

Native grasses, pollinator habitat, teaching materials

How-to

Growing guides

Guides to planting, growing and caring for plants year round

Flowers for pollinators

Bee lawns, pollinator friendly plants, pollinator health

Managing soil and nutrients

Composting, soil testing, and nutrient management for home gardens

Using your harvest

Harvesting and storing fruits and vegetables, food safety, canning and preserving

Water Wisely

Water conservation; watering lawns, gardens, trees and shrubs

Lawns and landscapes

Landscape design

Plant selection, maintenance, environmental benefits, bee lawns, special projects

Lawn care

Planting, growing, fertilizing, watering, dethatching, repairing

Flowers for pollinators

Bee lawns, pollinator friendly plants, pollinator health

For professionals

Resources and information for pesticide applicators and people working in lawn care, landscaping and nursery and greenhouse management

Water Wisely

Water conservation; watering lawns, gardens, trees and shrubs

Find plants

Trees and shrubs, native grasses and flowers

Master Gardeners

Ask a Master Gardener

Master Gardeners will answer your yard and garden questions by email, in person or over the phone.

About Master Gardeners

Master Gardener volunteers promote healthy landscapes, healthy people and a healthy planet.

Become a Master Gardener volunteer

Find out how to apply to be a Master Gardener and register for the core course.

Events

Find the latest garden tours, landscaping seminars and other fun and educational activities to ignite your love of gardening this season.

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