Horticulture is often defined as the art and science of growing plants – flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees and more!  Research shows an intimate connection between people and plants – fresh fruits and vegetables feed and nourish our bodies, trees shade and cool the places we live, flowers brighten our landscapes, and as research shows, our spirits too.

There is another side to horticulture as well.  Invasive pests destroy our natural resources at a large financial and environmental cost.  Additionally, the misuse and misunderstanding of pesticides causes pollution and health risks.  Popular press and media blur fact and fiction pertaining to these subjects, causing confusion and making matters worse. 

As the demand for horticultural products increase, Division of Extension programs aid in finding the appropriate, most cost effective and environmentally sound solutions that are best for the individual.

Rock County Horticulture News and Information:

  • Lawn Care Tips for a Healthy, Robust Lawn
    Do you have a lawn that is just beginning to green? While there’s nothing like that first flush of spring growth, following are a few tips to keep your lawn healthy all year long. Make sure to fertilize regularly over the growing season. Fertilizer helps keep your grass green and healthy. A healthy, robust lawn not […]
  • Learn about Gardening on the Rock County Gardening Blog!
    Interested in learning more about gardening, and gardening related topics? Follow the Rock County Gardening Blog, written by Horticulture Educator, Christy Marsden. Rock County Gardening Blog Today’s post: Pick a Better Pear

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