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Lawn & Landscape Maintenance: Part I and Part II
Speaker: Dr. Mengmeng Gu, Texas A&M Horticulture




Session:  Lawn & Landscape Maintenance Part I: Issues & Mistakes

Thursday, August 5  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM .... CEU: TNLA 1

Description:   From plant material selection, to planting spot selection, planting, pruning and other landscape maintenance practices, we have seen many mistakes. How to avoid those mistakes next time? Are they all avoidable? How to correct the wrongs? One of the reasons that some mistakes are so common is simply because people do not realize they are not the right practices. We will discuss ‘symptoms’, ‘diagnostics’, and ‘cure’, of common landscape maintenance mistakes.


Session:  Lawn & Landscape Maintenance Part II: Correcting & Troubleshooting

Thursday, August 5  9:50 AM - 10:50 AM .... CEU: TNLA 1

Description:   From plant material selection, to planting spot selection, planting, pruning and other landscape maintenance practices, we have seen many mistakes. How to avoid those mistakes next time? Are they all avoidable? How to correct the wrongs? One of the reasons that some mistakes are so common is simply because people do not realize they are not the right practices. We will discuss ‘symptoms’, ‘diagnostics’, and ‘cure’, of common landscape maintenance mistakes.


Dr. Mengmeng Gu

Associate Professor and Extension Ornamental Horticulturist - Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
Mengmeng Gu earned her BAgr in Landscape Horticulture and MAgr in Ornamental Horticulture from Beijing Forestry University. She received her PhD in Plant Science/Horticulture from the University of Arkansas. From 2006-2011, Dr. Gu served as Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at Mississippi State University and in January of 2012, Dr. Gu became Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at Texas A&M University. She is also a member of the Graduate Faculty of Texas A&M University and can serve as a Chair, Co-Chair or Member of Graduate Student Advising Committees. Dr. Gu’s specializations are ornamental horticulture, landscaping, plant stress physiology, and sustainable agriculture.

Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Department of Horticultural Sciences
Texas A&M University
2134 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-2133
PH: 979.845.8567 | FAX: 979.845.0627

mgu@tamu.edu


EDUCATION SPONSOR: Landmark Nurseries, Inc.  
Landmark Nurseries is dedicated to continually supplying top quality plant material while maintaining superior customer service. These goals and focus allow Landmark to continue to provide a strong foundation for their continued growth and support of the green industry. In addition to its wholesale locations, Landmark operates four growing facilities located throughout Texas in Edgewood, Grand Saline, Kirbyville, and Round Rock. From annuals, perennials, shrubs, ground cover, to trees, each operation specializes in different aspects of Landmark’s goal to service the green industry as a whole. The farms encompass over 900 acres allowing Landmark to grow quality products while being able to maintain fair pricing.

HISTORY -- Landmark Nurseries, Inc. was founded over 20 years ago by Jim Prewitt. Jim began his landscape career doing jobs for friends and neighbors and soon after opened his first wholesale nursery in Garland, Texas. In 1992, Landmark moved from Garland to Coppell, Texas to set up new corporate headquarters and begin a long term goal of expanding facilities to service landscapers across the state. Since then, four other wholesale distribution locations have been added to major markets in Texas.

Address:     1510 Royston Ln, Round Rock, TX 78664
Email:    jprewitt@landmarknurseries.com    
Contact:   Jim Prewitt
Phone:    (512) 251-9238   FAX:  (512) 251-7117

 




The World is Our Campus!  
Horticulture encompasses a unique blend of art, science, and technology. The Texas A&M Department of Horticultural Sciences offers two undergraduate and three graduate degrees that prepare students for a myriad of diverse career opportunities.



Address:     TAMU 2133 College Station, TX 77843-2133
Email:    hortweb@tamu.edu     Contact:  
Phone:    979.845.5341   FAX:  979.845.0627


             



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