New EPA Lawn Care Videos
The EPA has created a series of new videos to encourage homeowners and communities to adopt healthy lawn care practices as
a means of reducing pesticide risk to human health and the environment. Healthy, environmentally friendly lawn and
landscape practices can reduce erosion, stream sedimentation, flooding and runoff of pollutants into local waterways as
well as risk of pesticide exposure to children, adults, pets and wildlife.
The video series was developed to educate homeowners, garden clubs, civic associations and others seeking a healthy,
environmentally friendly lawn. In addition, the video was created as an educational tool to assist federal, state and
local government agencies, Master Gardeners and community-based groups with their existing outreach and education efforts.
The series is available in a 4-minute format, an extended 11-minute format and several short, topic-specific versions.
Topics covered include soil testing, watering, mowing, weed and pest control, fertilizer use, aerating soil and
controlling runoff. To view the EPA's new healthy lawn care practices videos, visit:
Idaho Gardening Information
University of Idaho Extension's Idaho Landscapes & Gardens - If you need basic guidance on Idaho gardening or
expert advice, you can find it here. Idaho landscapes and gardens provides information on topics such as planning your
garden and and landscape, caring for lawns, growing fruits and vegetables, wildlife and also provides links to contact a
Master Gardener in your area.
University of Idaho eXtension: Gardens, Lawns and Landscapes - This site has information on basic lawn care,
composting, landscaping, plant selection, fruit and vegetable gardening and much more.
- Idaho Master Gardeners -
The Master Gardener website has information on how to become a master gardener, classes, and a handbook with information
on a multitude of topics such as growing fruits and vegetables, pest management, and plant propagation.
an Idaho Vegetable Garden (1996 BUL 775) - Your complete guide to starting a vegetable garden.
Pests and Problems
- Pest profiles - Information and pictures for common pests you may find
around your home or garden.
Approved Factsheets - Eddy Trout has a series of fact sheets on less-toxic methods of controlling ants, aphids,
cockroaches, fleas, gophers, mosquitoes, spiders, weeds and yellowjackets.
- Washington State
University Cooperative Extension's Hortsense - Hortsense provides information on a variety of problems that occur in
home gardens, from over watering to a specific pest, and how to manage them.
- Washington State
University Cooperative Extension's Pestsense - Pestsense covers information and treatment for a large number of
household pests, such as ants, fleas, mosquitoes, moths, spiders and stinging insects.
of California's Integrated Statewide Pest Management Program - Information and pictures of home and garden pests as
well as management guidelines using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques.
Bug - Nuisance Management for Homeowners (2008 CIS 1155)
Identification, Biology and Control (2004 PNW 186E)
of Vegetable Diseases in Home Gardens (1993 CIS 993)
and controlling Powderpost beetles in and around the home (1995 PNW 326)
Bug: A New Home-Invading Insect in Idaho (2007 CIS 1147)
Integrated Pest Management and Biological Controls