Smart Gardening Resources


Smart Gardening is MSU Extension’s campaign using earth-friendly messages to help gardeners make smart choices in their own backyards. The goal is to equip gardeners with a “tool kit” of research-based knowledge to use immediately at home. Whether choosing plants, using garden chemicals, fertilizer or applying water, gardeners need to understand the long-term impacts on their communities.

These videos and tip sheets are a quick reference for Extension Master Gardeners and home gardeners alike. Visit our Online Garden Classes page for a list of free online classes on tree fruits, gardens, ornamentals, vegetables and turfgrass.

Smart Gardening videos 

Going Native PDF cover

Smart Gardening tip sheets


Smart Fruit

Smart Vegetables

Smart Plants

Smart Lawns

Smart Soils

Smart Gardening Press

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