Access useful and practical information on a variety of subjects by downloading these informational PDF’s on common Michigan planting and lawnscaping solutions compiled from reliable sources in the Green Industry.

Plant Michigan Green Gardening Show with Host Dr. Bob Schutzki

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The “Plant Michigan Green” Gardening Show airs on WJR 760 AM every Saturday from mid-April through August. Below is the exciting lineup of topics, presented by a different Green Industry Guest each week in Spring/Summer 2021, planned to help the seasoned gardeners as well as those that have just started gardening.

Click on the Links below to listen to the 2021 Gardening Shows!

April 17th Show with Rick Vespa of English Gardens and Dr. Bob of MSU
April 24th Show with Theresa Miller of Ray Wiegand's Nursery and Dr. Bob of MSU
May 1st Show with Jim Moylan of Ray Wiegand's Nursery and Dr. Bob of MSU
May 8th Show with Ron Weingartz of Weingartz and Dr. Bob of MSU
May 15th Show with Eric Aube of Unilock and Dr. Bob of MSU
May 22nd Show with Jim Moylan of Ray Wiegand's Nursery and Dr. Bob of MSU
May 29th Show with Justin Morgan of Morgan Composting & DAIRY DOO and Dr. Bob of MSU
June 5th Show with Erma Rhadigan of Ray Wiegand's Nursery and Dr. Bob of MSU
June 12th Show with Amy Upton of MI Nursery & Landscape Association
June 19th Show with Dr. Deb McCullough, Forest Entomologist with MSU and Dr. Bob of MSU
June 26th Show with Dan Riddle, Trees of the Field/Parma Tree Farm and Adam DeLamielleure, Troy Clogg Landscape Associates
July 3rd Show with Dr. Bert Cregg, Tree Physiologist with MSU and Dr. Bob of MSU
July 10th Show with Stacey Hirvela of Spring Meadow Nursery and Dr. Bob of MSU
July 17th Show with Dr. Bob: Right Plant, Right Place
July 24th Show with Adam DeLamielleure, Troy Clogg Landscape Associates, LLC and Dr. Bob: Careers in the Green Industry
July 31st Show with Ian Warnock, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Dr. Bob
August 7th Show with Dr. Tom Fernandez, Professor of Horticulture, MSU and Dr. Bob
August 14th Show with Chuck Martin, Dow Gardens/Whiting Forest and Dr. Bob
August 21st Show with Dr. Kevin Frank, Professor/Turf Specialist with MSU and Dr. Bob of MSU
August 28th Show with Troy Clogg, Troy Clogg Landscape Assoc. & Dr. Bob of MSU


Resources for the Homeowner:

Deer Resistant Plants for the Landscape (August 2021)
A Guide for the Selection and Use of Plants in the Landscape
Plant Selection Check List
Planting Techniques: A Guide for Successful Plant Establishment
A Homeowner's Guide to Nutrition and Fertilization of Landscape Trees and Shrubs
Turfgrass Species and Cultivar Selection
Turgrasses of Michigan: Characteristics & Adaptation

Dr. Bert Cregg's Gardening Show links for additional information:

Site selection guide
Tree selections for Michigan
MSU Home soil test self-mailer
What is spruce decline?
Alternatives to blue spruce
MSU Hidden Lake Gardens
American Conifer Society

Dr. Bob's "Think Environmentally & Plant Responsibly" Videos

Think Environmentally & Plant Responsibly: What Should We Know About Invasiveness?
Think Environmentally & Plant Responsibly: Right Plant. Right Place.
Think Environmentally & Plant Responsibly: Responsible Plant Maintenance

Gypsy Moth Activity Expected Across Lower Michigan (May 13, 2021)

Gypsy Moth Caterpillar

Following defoliation by gypsy moth caterpillars last year across much of the northern Lower Peninsula, Michigan residents across the state may start to notice the loss of leaves on oak, aspen and maple trees again this year.


Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

Information on identification, treatment for Emerald Ash Borer and recommended alternatives to Ash trees for Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Healthy Lawns

Information for growing healthy and sustainable lawns in Michigan

Planting Techniques

Information and fact sheets on where and how to plant your plants

Benefits of Landscaping and How it Affects Home Value

Information about how landscaping influences home value and benefits associated with green industry products and services

Organic Mulches

Information on the types of mulches and how to calculate how much you need

Known Issues with Imprelis Herbicide

Information on identification and treatment of plants affected by Imprelis Herbicide

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Links & Resources






Selecting A Landscape Contractor

Selecting a Landscape Contractor