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Interest in gardening stretches across geographic borders and age levels. You'll find how-to tips and gardening guidelines at Yard and Garden Online.

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Identifying edible mushrooms, morels, and other fungi can be a challenge, even for a specialist. Eat only those you can identify without a doubt.

 

Yard and Garden News

Yard and Garden: Establishing a Lawn from Seed
(Posted on 8/14/2014)
Now is prime time to establish a lawn from seed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on selecting seed and planting a new lawn, as well as overseeding an existing lawn.
Yard and Garden: Tackling Common Summer and Fall Tree Issues
(Posted on 8/7/2014)
Trees can become afflicted with problems that change their appearance and health, but Iowa State University Extension and Outreach can help with those issues.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Boone County
(Posted on 8/4/2014)
Iowa now has 12 infested counties after two adult Emerald Ash Borer beetles were collected from a trap in Boone and have been positively identified as EAB by a federal identifier.
Yard and Garden: Manage Bearded Irises, Peonies, Daylilies
(Posted on 7/30/2014)
Mid-to-late summer is an excellent time to manage the flowers growing around the house, yard and garden. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on how to do so successfully.
Yard and Garden: Harvest, Dry and Store Onions, Garlic and Shallots
(Posted on 7/23/2014)
Onions, garlic and shallots can add a lot to the home gardening experience. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for harvesting, drying and storing these popular garden items.