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Garden & Yard

Gardening is good for the mind and body. South Dakotans who garden provide healthy, nutrient-rich produce for themselves and those they care about. Working outside with plants and soil can also be therapeutic. 

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View information to grow, harvest and enjoy fruit.

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Whether you are a beginner or have a green thumb, our tips will help your garden flourish.

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Flowers & Ornamental

Everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of flowers and ornamental plants with some simple recommendations.

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Lush, green and healthy - that's what we all desire for our lawns, but it's not always an easy goal to achieve.

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Trees & Shrubs

The United States is the world’s leading producer and consumer of forest products and accounts for about one-fourth of the world’s production and consumption.

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Problems & Solutions

Throughout the growing season, our team of experts bring you research-based solutions and best management practices to garden and yard challenges. Not finding what you need? Use the Ask An Expert tool to submit your question.

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Master Gardeners

SDSU Extension Master Gardeners volunteer more than 10,000 hours each year answering questions and hosting programming.

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Community Gardens

Community gardens, organized by SDSU Extension staff and community volunteers, bring fresh produce to many rural communities and designated food desserts across the state.