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Publication Number: P2330
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An orange butterfly on a yellow flower.
Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape Architecture, Smart Landscapes July 23, 2020

What are pollinators and why are they important? Bats, bees, beetles, birds, butterflies, and other mammals play a vital role in our environment. These creatures help move pollen from one flower to another, which helps fertilize plants so they can reproduce.

A bright green moss pathway with large pavers.
Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design and Management, Landscape and Garden Design, Smart Landscapes July 9, 2020

A moss pathway is an easy way to add a special touch of elegance, enchantment, and royalty to your landscape. A pathway covered with bright green moss seems like something a king or queen would have in their landscape, right? 

A close-up of a white-tail deer's face.
Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Resources, Smart Landscapes, White-Tailed Deer June 11, 2020

Oh, deer! White-tailed deer can be quite the nuisance in the garden. It’s disheartening to see deer ate the flowers in your back yard for a snack. 

A pond with green film at the top.
Filed Under: Healthy Water Practices, Pond and Lake Water Quality, Pond and Lake Topics May 22, 2020

In the age of COVID-19, we do not need more to worry about. However, the summer of 2019 proved that even recreating in your local pond, stream or beach comes at some risk.

We saw a nationwide outbreak of rare, yet severe, maladies that originated from the water. These problems usually start in the hottest part of summer.

Bright green sedums displayed in a gold picture frame.
Filed Under: Landscape Architecture, Smart Landscapes May 12, 2020

If you’re looking for an easy garden project this summer, look no further! Sedums, commonly referred to as succulents, are popular because they are relatively easy to care for. 

Success Stories

A white sign with dark green lettering reads, “Monarch Waystation: This site provides milkweeds, nectar sources, and shelter needed to sustain monarch butterflies as they migrate through North America. Certified and registered by Monarch Watch as an official Monarch Waystation. Create, Conserve, & Protect Monarch Habitats.”
Wildlife Youth Education, About Extension, Master Gardener, Insects, Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Herb Gardens, Places for Wildlife, The Story of Plants and People, Vegetable Gardens, Urban and Community Forestry, Urban and Backyard Wildlife, Wildlife Economics and Enterprises
Volume 4 Number 2

See what's new in Extension: a new monarch garden, a storytelling series will begin, the Garden Expo highlights Extension education, and Keep America Beautiful recognizes MSU Extension.

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Asst Ext Prf & Dir, Crosby Arb
Portrait of Dr. Eddie Miles Louis Smith
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