Articles related to Yard & Garden

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 09:00

Emerald ash borer, a very destructive, exotic insect pest of ash trees, has been confirmed in Iowa County. This finding brings the total to 35 counties in Iowa.

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 09:37

Fall is the right time to plant, dig and divide lilies for optimal performance in spring. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists explain what to do now to help lilies reach their full potential.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:26

Tulips are a welcome part of the spring landscape, but to enjoy their benefits in warm weather, work must be done during fall to maximize their potential.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 14:56

While flowering plants have a limited growing season outdoors, the 2017 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Garden Calendar showcases plants that can keep a home bright and beautiful throughout the year.

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 13:48

Results of the Iowa DNR annual August Roadside Survey showed little change in gamebird populations from last year. Previous results have shown population declines in most years of the survey’s 55-year history.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 15:58

Fall is almost here, and one of the best parts of the season is the apple harvest. Apples are a delicious, fun part of autumn, but care must be taken with harvest time, storage and potential blotches.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:27

Fall is an excellent time to reap the benefits of home gardens. Produce harvested from personal plots can make for a bountiful feast. But storing and keeping produce including potatoes, onions and carrots fresh can become an issue.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 15:29

Master Gardener trainees will come to the Iowa State campus in October for the program’s annual class. The course, which will be held on Oct. 8 and 22, provides a full day of training as part of the required 40 hours of education for Iowa Master Gardener training.

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 09:29

The recent issue of Acreage Living is available online and contains articles covering late summer topics.