Additional Resources

Environment and Natural Resources Publications

Looking for publications on lawn care, general horticulture topics, insects, plant diseases, water quality and the environment? The Environment and Natural Resources team of Virginia Cooperative Extension provides the following links for your convenience. Most of our Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech publications can now be found on the internet. We suggest viewing and printing the PDF version of a publication when available.

Links to Virginia Cooperative Extension Publications:


Gardening Topics

Growing Fruits and Vegetables

Pest Management Guide - Home Grounds & Animals

Pest Management Guide - Field Crops 

Pest Management Guide - Forest Crops ​

Cook's Gardening Planting Dates


Publications on General Gardening Topics:

Prince William County Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Virginia Plant Hard​iness Zone Map

Horticultural Best Management Practices

Habitat Gardening for Birds, Butterflies
and Hummingbirds

Ground Covers Comparison Chart 

Lawn Alternatives

Publications on Insects and Plant Diseases:

Japanese Beetles

Plant Disease Fact Sheets

Emerald Ash Borer


Publications on Lawn Care Turf Grass and Soil Testing:


VT Turfgrass Publications 

Warm Season Turf Calendar / Cool Season Turf Calendar 

Three Options for Fall Lawn Renovation 

Lawn Best Management Practices Lawn Care 

Simple Lawn Care Schedule by the Holidays 

​Mulch Out Not Up


Weed Identification resources:


Virginia Tech Weed Identification Guide  


Turf and Garden Podcasts: Virginia Tech Turf and Garden Podcasts


Publications on Trees and Shrubs: Deciduous Tree Pruning Calendar  


Virginia Cooperative Extension Tree Care Publications:


Shrub Pruning Calendar

​24 Ways to kill a Tree

​A Guide to Successful Pruning: Stop Topping Trees! Updating

​A Guide to Successful Pruning, Deciduous Tree Pruning Calendar

​A Guide to Successful Pruning, Evergreen Tree Pruning Calendar

A Guide to Successful Pruning, Pruning Deciduous Trees

A Guide To Successful Pruning, Pruning Evergreen Trees

​A Guide to Successful Pruning, Pruning Shrubs

​A Guide to Successful Pruning, Shrub Pruning Calendar

A Guide to Successful Pruning: Pruning Basics and Tools​


Publications on Water Quality (including well and septic): VT Information Resources for Water Quality

General Information on VCE Programs (Websites):

Master Gardener Volunteer Program Info (State)

Virginia Cooperative Extension Website 

​​Virginia Cooperative Extension - Prince William

​​Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District  

Pesticide Information: Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services 



Rain Barrels


VCE Wildlife Fencing


Turning Composting - NO SOUND!!


Double Dig Video