Gardening Websites

  • Fabulous Foliage: Looking for a spot of color or unusual foliage in your garden? Fabulous Foliage offers many valuable suggestions
  • Gardening with Annuals: Find out how annual flowers can brighten your garden
  • Gardening with Perennials: Plant and care for a garden that will bloom year after year
  • Hort Answers: Learn more about the plants and their problems in your yard and garden
  • Adventures of Herman: Squirmin' Herman the Worm teaches students all about worms and how to make their own worm bin in this interactive curriculum. (Intended for 1st-3rd grade students)
  • Great Plant Escape: Join Detective LePlant and his partners Bud and Sprout as they uncover the mysteries of plant life. (Intended for fourth and fifth grade students)
  • Garden Calendar: A helpful monthly guide to know what to do in your garden

Landscaping Websites

  • Groundcovers to Know and Use: Select the perfect groundcover for your project
  • Illinois Tree Selection: Buying and selection tips for your homeowners
  • Lawn FAQs: Answers to our most frequently asked questions about lawn care
  • Lawn Talk: Learn about grass varieties, dealing with shady areas, and when to fertilize your lawn
  • Natural Lawn Care: Work with nature to grow a healthy landscape and protect water resources.
  • Selecting Shrubs for Your Home: Find the right shrub for your home landscape
  • Dr. Arbor Talks Trees: Dr. Arbor teaches all about trees! (Intended for 6th-8th grade students)
  • Secret Life of Trees: Learn all about the parts of a tree and why trees are important to us! (Intended for 3rd-5th grade students)
  • Trees Are Terrific: Travel with Pierre as you learn all about how trees are important to us! (Intended for K-2nd grade students)
  • Vines: Climbers and Twiners: Diverse applications for using vines in your home landscaping

Flower Websites


Fruit and Vegetable Websites

Insect and Plant Disease Websites

  • Let's Talk about Insects: Join C.P. to learn the benefits of insects, their basic anatomy, and what makes an insect an insect. You can even create a new insect! (Intended for third and fifth grade students)
  • Turf Diseases & Insects: Learn more about the helpful and harmful insects and diseases in your yard
  • Focus on Plant Problems: Is disease affecting your plants and trees? Tips for diagnosing and treating common problems
  • Bug Review: Learn everything you ever wanted to know about common insects in Illinois

Composting Websites