University of Illinois Extension

Garden

Grasses

Turfgrass Selection

University of Illinois Extension Lawn Challenge University of Illinois Extension Lawn Challenge

"Take the LAWN challenge" – This web site contains information concerning types of lawn grasses, dealing with shady sites, seeding, sodding, watering, mowing, fertilizing, thatch, grubs and other pests, weeds, and diseases.

Planting Site Preparation

Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Visit the Ohioline for information on turf selection, lawn care, diseases, weeds and insects.

Mowing

Penn State Center for Turfgrass Science Penn State Center for Turfgrass Science

For further information on mowing turfgrasses, refer to the Pennsylvania State turfgrass site.

Weeds in Turfgrass

Midwestern Turfgrass Weed Identification and Control Midwestern Turfgrass Weed Identification and Control

For pictures to aid in the identification and control of Turf grass weeds, link to University of Illinois Midwest Turf grass Weed Identification and Control site.

Houseplants

Factors Affecting Plant Growth

Texas A and M University Container Gardens Texas A and M University Container Gardens

For more information on container growing media consult the Texas A&M University online Texas Greenhouse Management Handbook.

Ventilation

Air Cleaning House Plants Air Cleaning House Plants

For a list of plants shown to improve air quality check out the link above.

Repotting

Home Propagation of Houseplants Home Propagation of Houseplants

Information on how to propagate houseplants at the University of Missouri guide sheet.

Insects and Diseases

Plant Disease Clinic Plant Disease Clinic

For a listing of common disease problems on indoor plants see the Penn State University web site on interiorscape plant diseases

Indoor Plant Guide

Care of Flowering Potted Plants  Care of Flowering Potted Plants

For specific care instructions for flowering potted houseplants see the University of Missouri guide sheet.

Texas Master Gardener House Plants Texas Master Gardener House Plants

For a listing of houseplants for particular situations see tables at the end of the online Texas Master Gardener Manual, Houseplants Chapter.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Publications and Educational Resources Virginia Cooperative Extension Publications and Educational Resources

For guides to care of over 70 different indoor plants check the Virginia Cooperative Extension publication.

Household Plants Dangerous to Animals

LIST OF PLANTS BY COMMON NAME LIST OF PLANTS BY COMMON NAME

For information on Household Plants that can be Dangerous to animals, check out the Univ. of IL has a web site.

Plants Poisonous to Livestock and other Animals Plants Poisonous to Livestock and other Animals

Cornell University's Department of Animal Sciences site.

Vegetable Gardening

Preparing the Soil

Major Crops

Plant Disease Reference List: A guide for rotations of vegetables Plant Disease Reference List: A guide for rotations of vegetables

For more information on Vegetable crop rotation to prevent diseases, see the North Carolina State University web site on Sustainable Vegetable production.

University of Illinois Extension Watch Your Garden Grow University of Illinois Extension Watch Your Garden Grow

For a guide to growing, storing, and preparing vegetables, see the University of Illinois Urban Extension site.

Landscaping

Landscape Values

The Value of Landscaping The Value of Landscaping

For more information on the value of landscaping, see the Virginia Cooperative Extension guide sheet on the topic.

The Design Process

Energy Efficient Landscaping Energy Efficient Landscaping

For more information about Energy Efficient Landscaping see the online booklet from Kansas State University on that topic.

Native Plants, Natural Landscapes Native Plants, Natural Landscapes

For a national website dedicated to planting with natural landscape materials.

Low-Maintenance Landscaping

Naturalistic Landscaping Naturalistic Landscaping

For more information about naturalistic landscaping see the online booklet from Kansas State University on that topic

University of Missouri Extension: Low-Maintenance Landscaping University of Missouri Extension: Low-Maintenance Landscaping

For more information on low-maintenance landscaping see the University of Missouri Extension guide on that topic.

Water-Efficient Gardening and Landscaping Water-Efficient Gardening and Landscaping

For more information on low-water use landscaping see the University of Missouri Extension guide on that topic.

Weed ID Resources

University of Illinois (C-FAR)

Weed Identification Weed Identification

Excellent interactive site for identifying weeds. As you describe the weed by selecting from the given characteristics, the list of 172 possible weeds narrows down for you. If you aren't sure about a term, click on "learn more". Contains nice color pictures.

Midwestern Turfgrass Weed Identification and Control, University of Illinois

Midwestern Turfgrass Weed Identification and Control Midwestern Turfgrass Weed Identification and Control

Nice site containing information about and pictures of common turf grass weeds.

Weed Science Society of America

Weed Science Society of America Website Weed Science Society of America Website

Has a nice photo herbarium of over 200 common American herbs, plants, and weeds.

Rutgers University Cooperative Extension Weed Gallery

New Jersey Weed Gallery New Jersey Weed Gallery

Nice weed ID site with a little information about each weed. You can search by name or thumbnail image which is nice when you have no idea what the weed is.

Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide

Viriginia Tech Weed Identification Guide Website Viriginia Tech Weed Identification Guide Website

Follow the useful, interactive, on-line key for identification aid or click on a given weed for detailed plant characteristics and nice pictures.

Common Weed Seedlings of Michigan

Common Weed Seedlings of Michigan Website Common Weed Seedlings of Michigan Website

This is a great site for seedling identification. Contains pictures and brief descriptions for about 30 species.

Purdue University, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology

Iowa State University Weed Identification Resources

Iowa State Weed Science: Weed Seedling ID Iowa State Weed Science: Weed Seedling ID

This is a growing site for seedling identification. Contains links to other weed ID sites.

University of California, Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program

How to Manage Pests: Weed Photo Gallery How to Manage Pests: Weed Photo Gallery

Contains pictures and brief descriptions of many weeds. However, best used if weed name is already known, since many weeds on this site are uncommon to Illinois.

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

Dictionary of  Botanical Epithets Website Dictionary of Botanical Epithets Website

Interesting site for those times you can't remember your Latin.

Gallery of Illinois Plants

Gallery of Illinois Plants Website Gallery of Illinois Plants Website

Excellent site by Dan Busemeyer, Illinois Natural History Survey Botanist. It contains 850 species so far, but is a work in progress so check back often for added plants.
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