Articles related to Yard & Garden

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 15:44

More and more gardeners are dealing with Japanese beetles as these very hungry garden pests spread throughout Iowa and their populations increase. Japanese beetle adults feed on a wide variety of plants.

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 10:49

As Iowa sweet corn matures in the fields, extension specialists share tips on keeping the raccoons out of the patch and when to harvest.

Monday, June 27, 2011 - 12:07

Learn how to manage the bugs, beetles, worms and caterpillars that are showing up on home garden vegetables.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 10:44

Home gardeners can protect one of the most valuable assets in a landscape by identifying tree diseases and taking steps to properly manage the diseases.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 13:59

Learn how to identify beneficial insects and the native plants that attract them during this Aug. 4 workshop.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 08:29

An estimated 1,800 gallons of water runs off a 30 x 96 foot high tunnel with each inch of rain. ISU Extension demonstrates a system to collect the rain water and store it for reuse on the crops in the high tunnel.

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 11:40

The strawberry is the most popular small fruit grown in the home garden. It is relatively easy to grow, produces large quantities of fruit high in vitamin C without requiring extra equipment and can be grown in home gardens all over Iowa. Learn when to harvest and how to manage pests and diseases.

Friday, June 3, 2011 - 08:31

Bearded irises add many colors to spring gardens. Learn how to keep them healthy and blooming in this week's yard and garden column.

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 14:28

The overall appearance of a lawn is directly related to the maintenance, including the mowing, watering, fertilizing and grub control.