Lawn and Garden

Home Gardening

Flowers The WVU Extension Service horticulture and gardening program emphasizes sustainability of agricultural practices and quality of life for West Virginians. Some major areas addressed include:


Winter is coming!

Get Yard, Garden Ready for Winter – With the onset of winter just around the corner, now is the time to prepare your lawns, gardens, and landscapes for the months ahead…

Prepare Drought-plagued Lawns and Gardens for Winter – Plants suffering from drought stress exhibit a variety of symptoms. They may display decreased growth, wilting, and discoloration…

Beat Gardener’s Winter Blue – Grow Sprouts For Your Salad and the Birds – Many West Virginia home gardeners get itchy green thumbs during the slow passage of the winter months when gardens are clothed in winter costume…


General Home Gardening Information

small garden lot Home Horticulture from the Ground Up… (PDF) – Landscaping your home may be a major challenge, but following a well thought out plan or design will help you create the landscape you want. Illustrations addendum (PDF).

Gardening With Raised Beds – This growing technique, centuries old, remains popular and useful to the home gardener to get maximum crop yields from input…

Did You Test Your Soil? – If you didn’t get a soil test, your garden plan has omitted a vital step…

Seed Saving Tips – Seed saving is not always feasible with all types of vegetables, but collecting your own seed can be an exercise in self-sufficiency and a lesson in plant biology…

Continue on to the Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Service Lawn and Garden web site