Articles related to Yard & Garden

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.

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 10:02

Iowa State University Extension offers a publication, “Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases,” that focuses on the three ticks species that commonly attack humans: American dog ticks, lone star ticks and blacklegged (deer) ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 09:15

This week Iowa State University Extension garden experts respond to common questions related to growing and caring for blueberries.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:45

Rhubarb can easily be grown in Iowa for pies, tarts, sauces, jellies, puddings and punch; learn where to plant and how and when to harvest rhubarb. 

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 08:42

Storms that cause tree damage often leave homeowners wondering if they need a tree care professional and how to select one. ISU Extension Forester Jesse Randall outlines steps for making those decisions.

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:52

Horticulture specialists answer questions about the care of modern roses, such as teas, floribundas and grandifloras.

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 09:11

Whether driven by economics, food recalls or simply the desire to “do it themselves,” 20 new Iowa State University Extension Master Food Volunteers are trained, certified and ready to share their knowledge about safe and efficient methods of home food preservation.

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 11:18

The Iowa State University Extension hotline for consumer horticulture questions serves an ever-increasing number of gardeners.