Published on 02/18/10

UGA offers free gardening publications online

By Amanda Swennes

If you’re looking for reliable, up-to-date, free information about how to landscape your lawn this spring, which ornamentals, vegetables, native species or herbs to plant or how to compost and mulch, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension likely has a publication that will answer your questions.

The CAES Publications Web site ( offers more than 200 research-based publications on gardening and landscaping. Another 400 publications cover subjects ranging from how to raise horses, cattle, pigs and chickens to how to control carpenter ants and termites. Below is a list of some of the free online publications that can help you prepare your garden for spring and start planning ahead for summer.

Indoor and Container Gardening

Spring Gardening -- Ornamentals

Spring Gardening – Vegetables and Herbs

Composting and Mulching

Landscape Design

Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Wildlife




For more free resources on topics ranging from gardening to raising backyard chickens to managing a dairy herd to getting rid of head lice, visit the Publications Web site at or contact your county UGA Extension agent by calling 1-800-ASK-UGA1.

Amanda Swennes is a publications editor for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.