Articles related to Yard & Garden

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 10:24

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information about potato varieties that grow well in Iowa and when and how to plant them.

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 11:02

Homeowners can learn about professional certification and other Iowa requirements for contractors, as well as topics to discuss with a potential contractor in Choosing a Landscape Contractor (RG 0213), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 14:43

Strawberries are well suited to home gardens. They are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort. Early spring is the best time to plant strawberries in Iowa.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 16:40

Iowa gardeners can select vegetable varieties that perform well in their gardens with Suggested Vegetable Varieties for the Home Garden (PM 607), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 12:16

Bare-root plants begin their life growing in a nursery field and are harvested in the fall, when all of the soil is shaken from their roots. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain the advantages and disadvantages.

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:11

Celebrate the arrival of spring with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the University of Nebraska Extension during the three-day 2013 Siouxland Garden Show  on March 22–24 at the Sioux City Convention Center. The Siouxland Garden Show is a one-stop shopping and educational extravaganza for everything related to lawns and gardens.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 14:38

Gardeners can learn how to properly prune raspberries with Pruning Raspberries (RG 501), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 22:28

Early spring is a great time for amending the garden soil, and getting it prepared for the upcoming growing season. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach talk about changes to soil pH when adding ashes and lime to gardens, soil core aerification and soil testing.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 14:13

Gardeners can learn how to start annual flowers and vegetables at home and to enjoy them earlier in the growing season with Starting Garden Transplants at Home (PM 0874), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.