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View Resource Colorado State University Extension

State university extension services have been helping farmers since the 1930s, as well as anyone who might need some help tending their gardens, canning vegetables, keeping a house in good repair, and a family in good health. Extension services still perform those functions, plus new ones. They have stepped up their knowledge of technology and reasserted their emphasis on conservation...

View Resource Topic in Depth - Gardening and Landscaping

As the presence of spring grows stronger, many people's thoughts drift towards their yards and gardens. The websites assembled below provide resources for, and information about, different aspects of gardening and landscaping.

View Resource Illinois Department of Natural Resources: Prairie Establishment and Landscaping

This site from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, offers a comprehensive article on Prairie Establishment and Landscaping by William E. McLain. This resource defines the types of prairies located in Illinois, and how to select a site for planting. Other sections are focused on topics like planting techniques, seedbed preparation, weed control, and transplanting techniques. A...

View Resource Firewise Landscaping and Construction Checklists

This publication provides two lists of items to consider when creating a firewise landscape and when building, renovating or making additions to a firewise home. Landscaping issues include fuel reduction, creating zones around the home, and creating a minimum 30-foot open area around the home to accommodate fire equipment. Construction issues include location, use of fire-resistant materials,...

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