Articles related to Yard & Garden

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:37

A traditional home garden is a popular way to grow vegetables, but it’s far from the only way. Growing vegetable plants in containers can also produce a bountiful crop, although care must be taken to ensure meaningful growth. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 08:38

Iowans who want to protect their ash trees have options for a brief time this spring. However, the options apply only to valuable and healthy ash trees within 15 miles of a known infestation of emerald ash borer.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 14:04

Raspberries are a delicious part of any home garden, and growing them can be rewarding. But care must be taken to ensure that they develop properly, grow disease-free and produce a bountiful harvest. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 09:45

Aquaponics, a union of hydroponics and aquaculture, provides a fast, efficient method of producing both plan and fish crops, allowing fresh produce to be grown indoors throughout the year.

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 14:08

Thirty years ago this week the first issue of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Horticulture and Home Pest Newsletter arrived in mailboxes across the state.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 09:37

Planting small fruits in gardens is a popular part of spring. But some need more support than others. When is it right to fertilize small fruits? Or should it be done at all?

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 09:02

The emerald ash borer can now be linked to 45 counties in Iowa as Fayette and Madison counties are the most recent to be added to that growing list. EAB is a destructive wood-boring beetle that attacks and kills all ash tree species. This exotic pest was first discovered in Iowa in 2010.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 14:28

Carrots are a great part of any garden vegetable crop and an excellent addition to a homegrown garden bounty. Where do you plant them? When is the best time? Which varieties work well in this climate? 

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:22

Spring is here, and hostas are a popular part of outdoor landscaping plans. They are easy to grow, but certain steps in planting and dividing them must be followed in order to ensure optimal performance.