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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 16:53

Native plants can give home landscapes a unique, varied look when paired with the current flora and fauna that already dot landscapes across Iowa. Which are best for specific landscapes and gardens, and how should they be treated for best results?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 11:41

Gardeners participating in the Growing Season webinar series will learn about benefits of shade in landscape, tree problems and native garden insects.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 12:32

Attracting insects such as butterflies or bees is a simple process that can add beauty to any outdoor space. Extension and Outreach has resources for homeowners wanting to attract pollinators.

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 14:57

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach turfgrass specialist Ryan Adams has written a series of five publications designed to help turfgrass managers keep their fields healthy and safe.

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:18

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has published four publications to serve as guides for residential yardwork.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 15:47

Spring has finally sprung across Iowa, and with it, growing green grass on lawns everywhere. The hum of lawn mowers is beginning to fill the air, and that hum brings questions about proper mowing practices. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 15:27

Spring and warmer weather have arrived, and that means it’s time to think about planting annual flowers and vegetables in Iowa. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 11:47

Blueberries are attractive shrubs with flowers in spring, edible berries in summer and fall foliage in shades of yellow, orange and red. Blueberries can be grown in any home garden but there are some special growing needs that must be met.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 15:11

With spring here, it’s time to think about planting peas. Multiple pea cultivars are a good fit in Iowa gardens, and April is prime time to give peas a chance in the garden.