Horticulture Agent

Janet Laminack
is the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulture Agent for Denton County.
  Janet began working for Denton County as the county Extension agent in horticulture in September 2008. She received her B.S. in horticulture from Texas A&M University as well as a Masters of Education in agricultural education.  Her previous experience includes working as a horticultural therapist at Denver Botanic Gardens for several years and as the horticulture Extension agent in Taylor County (Abilene, Texas).  Most recently, Janet served 28 months in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, South America where she provided technical assistance to impoverished families in fourteen communities in organic vegetable gardens.  Janet is a native Texan who has lived in many small towns around the state.


Janet’s Videos
Janet’s videos on current gardening topics.

Janet’s Online Articles
Plant care, landscape maintenance  and problem solving recommendations for North Texans can be found in Janet’s articles in the  Denton Record Chronicle:

Latest Article:  Upcoming event to explain techniques, technologies used in food production  August, 2017

Past Articles:


Tips offered to make garden grow  Apr, 2012

Warm weather, rains fuel early emergence — wild flowers  Mar, 2012

Time to get ready to plant those tomatoes  Mar, 2013

Landscapes that use less water can be done  Apr, 2013

Key to gardening vegetables is timing  Mar, 2014

Not quite the time for some spring yard work  Mar, 2014

Area’s long winter could spell trouble for certain plants  Apr, 2014

Cultivation key to keeping lawns healthy  Apr, 2015

Proper care can help trees rebound from rough weather  May, 2015

Mow before fertilizing  Mar, 2016

Tips can help severe weather damage  Mar, 2017

There are plenty of ways to do water-conserving landscapes  Apr, 2017

Class on Fall Gardening set  May, 2017


Trees need deep, infrequent watering   July, 2012

Bug invasion  July, 2012

Summer brings bothersome bugs  July, 2013

Plan and plant now for fall vegetables  Aug, 2013

Trees deserve a proper drink  Aug, 2013

Earth-Kind landscaping good choice for region  Aug, 2014

Learn how to water during drier times  July, 2014

Herbs good for kitchen use, landscaping  Jun, 2015

Hands, mulch can help cure what ails your yard  July, 2015

Mysterious ailment damaging some evergreens in DFW Area  June, 2017

Learn more about nature by checking out Texas Master Naturalists program  July, 2017


Tree-planting time in North Texas is now   Nov, 2012

Use of mulch helps improve condition of plants, trees   Sept, 2012

Mulch helps lock in what plants need  Sept, 2013

Fall a good time to plant trees  Oct, 2013

Effective ways to trim trees  Nov, 2013

Get trees in ground now  Nov, 2014

Hackberry-chomping caterpillar in southern Denton County  Sept, 2015

Think about your trees when it is dry  Oct, 2015

When to Sow wildflowers, split up perennials and put down pre-emergent weed control  Sept, 2015

Books for plant lovers  Nov, 2015

Insect hurting crape myrtles  Oct, 2016

Fall is a great time to plant trees   Nov, 2016


Drought conditions hang tough  Dec, 2011

Gardening can be creative answer for New Year’s resolution  Jan, 2013

Steps can be taken to protect watersheds  Jan, 2013

Helpful tips to start vegetable garden offered  Feb, 2013

Trees do double duty  Dec, 2014

Time to prepare your yard for winter’s chill  Dec, 2014

Kissing bugs may not pose an immediate threat to all  Jan, 2016

Gardeners prepare for wintery time of year  Jan, 2016

Texas a surprising home to strong wine production  Feb, 2016

Pecans for the holidays  Dec, 2016

New Year’s Resolution:  Take Up Gardening!   Jan, 2017

Improve water quality by protecting Denton County’s watershed  Jan, 2017

Weather still cool, but it will warm up soon  Feb, 2017

Timing key to planting vegetable garden  Feb, 2017

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