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Small greenhouse in a snow-covered yard.

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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Freshly harvested apples on a countertop

Fruit

View information to grow, harvest and enjoy fruit.

Variety of vegetable seedlings growing in small containers near a windowsill.

Vegetables

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

Snowdrop flowers blooming in a garden in late winter.

Flowers & Ornamental

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

Lawn covered with frost.

Lawns

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

Winter-frosted ponderosa pine tree.

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.

Underside of a snow flea.

Problems & Solutions

Throughout the year, 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.

Master gardener holding a tomato seedling outside a greenhouse.

Master Gardeners

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

Snow-covered raised beds ina community garden.

Community Gardens

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