Extension Resources


The Mississippi State University Extension Service provides research-based information and educational programs. Below are articles prepared by landscape architecture faculty to help with your home landscaping needs. Click on a topic to be redirected to the article on the MSU Extension Service website.


Garden Types

Garden Types

Careful landscape planning can increase your family's enjoyment of your property, save money, solve difficult site problems, and add significantly to the value and beauty of your home. Landscape architecture faculty have prepared articles on different garden types. The links below will redirect you to these topics on the MSU Extension Service website.




Healthy Soils and Water

Healthy Soils and Water

Streams and waterways contribute greatly to the quality of life and can enhance the landscape. Landscape architecture faculty have prepared articles on different types of water features and protecting water quality. The links below will redirect you to these topics on the MSU Extension Service website.




Landscape Design and Management

Landscape Design and Management

Developing a beautiful landscape for your property doesn't need to be burdensome or expensive. Landscape architecture faculty have prepared articles to help you navigate the design process. The links below will redirect you to these topics on the MSU Extension Service website.




Plants for Gardens

Plants for Gardens

Plants are the essence of a garden. As opposed to non-living materials that form our exterior landscape spaces, such as wood or stone, plants are the living beings through which we form our partnerships with nature. Landscape architecture faculty have prepared articles to help you choose the right plant for the right place. The links below will redirect you to these topics on the MSU Extension Service website.




Plants for Wildlife

Plants for Wildlife

When designed properly, residential gardens can attract a wide array of songbirds and other wildlife. Landscape architecture faculty have prepared articles to help you choose the right plant to provide wildlife habitat and food. The links below will redirect you to these topics on the MSU Extension Service website.




Smart Landscapes

Smart Landscapes

A Mississippi Smart Landscape is not just a good-looking and low maintenance yard, it's an environment that encourages wildlife, uses water wisely, lowers our energy costs, and benefits both our home and our neighborhood. A Mississippi Smart Landscape uses tried and trusted methods with a little artistic flair to create an attractive and ecologically sound garden that will complement your home and neighborhood. Landscape architecture faculty have prepared articles to help you develop smart landscapes. The links below will redirect you to these topics on the MSU Extension Service website.




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