Articles related to Yard & Garden

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 15:47

Winter has officially arrived in Iowa, and with it comes snow. How will it affect landscapes? Are there steps that can be taken to alleviate winter’s effects? 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 09:33

Some plants are so beautiful that it’s worth the extra effort to spread them around. That’s where propagation comes in. With a little work and the proper cuttings, certain plants’ beauty can be easily shared.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 16:01

The holiday season is here, and so are holiday plants. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to handle seasonal plants this holiday season.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:39

The poinsettia is one of the most popular potted flowers in the United States. These colorful plants can be found in nearly every household or business during the December holiday season. However, taking care of this festive flower can sometimes be tricky. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists give tips on how to care for poinsettias for a perfect holiday display.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 15:09

Even though the weather has been unseasonably mild, winter is in the air and snow is inevitable. Rural landowners can be better prepared to deal with drifting snow if they erect snow fences, according to Greg Brenneman, agricultural and biosystems engineering specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:59

Paperwhite narcissus makes for great home decoration during the holidays. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information on paperwhite narcissus to help brighten Iowans’ homes this winter.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 12:26

With the holiday season approaching fast, many families choose to use evergreen trees to make their homes more festive. Evergreens are popularly used as Christmas trees in many people’s homes. However, their use can extend beyond the holiday season, if managed properly.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 11:37

Master Gardeners will sow the seeds necessary to combat hunger and provide healthy food for struggling Iowans through a new program set to begin this winter.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:39

As the temperatures start to drop, some gardeners wonder how to prepare their garden and plants for the winter months. All plants need attention going into winter and there are many methods to provide winter protection. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach give tips and suggestions on how to prepare the garden for an Iowa winter.