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Home, Yard and Garden 


Purdue Extension is interested in all areas of the home, yard and garden.   

For general questions check out  some of Mark's favorite Horticulture Sites below.

We have added these to aid you in finding answers and more information for your use at home. 

You are welcome to download any of these publications for your use.

Fulton County Extension Office always welcomes your home, yard and garden questions. 

Please call our office @ 574-223-3397 or e-mail Mark @ mkepler@purdue.edu .



Lawn Care Tips-A series of links to help you maintain your lawn.

Vegetable Gardening-A series of publications from Purdue University.  We have also included information about Organic Gardening.

Flower Gardening-A series of publications from Purdue University, Ohio State, Clemson University, and the University of Kentucky. 
There is  an informative link to the Indiana Native Plants and Wildflowers site.
There is a section on Ponds in this set of information, the Purdue publication: "Identifying and Managing Aquatic Weeds" is available here.

Pest Identification and Control-General Information.  This will include the Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab site, Fungi and Mulch information from Ohio State, and Gardening with Fewer Pesticides a guide from Oregon State University.

Pest Identification and Control-Diseases. Features some Ohio State Introduction to Plant Disease Fact Sheets, plus sites from University of Missouri, Alabama Extension Service, and Purdue University.

Pest Identification and Control-InsectsInformative sites about Entomology, Emerald Ash Borer, Caterpillars, Butterflies, and Moths.

Pest Identification and Control-WeedsIncludes websites with publications from many universities, plus the website for the Weed Society of America.

Pest Identification and Control-WildlifeIncludes the DNR website, publications from Purdue and University of Nebraska.  There is an informative site about Snakes of the Midwest.

Trees and ShrubsWe have included information from generalities to specific selection and conditions for trees and shrubs. 


Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information on Home, Yard & Garden horticulture:

Purdue Consumer Hort Extension - Home yard and garden articles, publications, and resources from the Purdue Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and links to other resources.

Purdue Master Gardener Program - Volunteer educators trained by Purdue Extension share their knowledge while providing leadership and service in educational gardening activities within their communities.

Purdue Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory - Purdue's central facility for receiving both physical samples and digital images submitted for identification of insects, plants and plant diseases or diagnosis of plant and pest problems.

Purdue Wildlife Conflicts Information Hotline - ID, prevention/reduction, and additional resources regarding nuisance wildlife, sponsored by Purdue Extension, USDA Wildlife Damage, and IN DNR.

Purdue Turf Tips - Home lawn and commercial turf grass establishment and maintenance

Purdue Junior Master Gardener Program - National program that provides a hands on approach to learning horticulture, environmental science, leadership, and life skills; helping young people become gardeners and contributing citizens.

Purdue Entomology Extension - ID and management of insects and related arthropods, nematodes, and vertebrates.

Purdue Botany & Plant Pathology Extension - ID and management of plant diseases and weeds

Purdue Wildlife Extension - Information and resources for wildlife management

Purdue Forestry Extension - Educational programs & products on managing trees and forests, whether you are managing one tree, trees in your community, or large woodlands.

Purdue Education Store - Order/download Purdue Extension publications, videos, interactive media, and more.