Grounds for Gardening Guide Book

Grounds for Gardening coverEditor's note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available for purchase. A link to ordering information is on this page.

This book is a compilation of MU Extension publications on topics concerning gardening, home landscaping and houseplants.


The table of contents linked to above was updated in November 2014. A list of new, revised and discontinued guides will be maintained on this page.

To update your binder, go to each publication's page listed below and print the PDF or order a printed copy.

Please discard old versions of guides that have been revised or discontinued, as recommendations may have changed.

Changes in 2015-16


Changes from 2012 to 2014

These publications were developed or revised between the time the 2012 and the 2015 Grounds for Gardening Guide Books were assembled.




  • Composting
  • Flowers
  • Fertilizer
  • Fruits
  • Garden soils
  • Hotbeds and coldframes
  • Indoor gardening
  • Landscape design
  • Lawn and turf
  • Mulches
  • Pests and diseases
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Trickle irrigation
  • Vegetables
  • Watering
  • Woody ornamentals