Articles related to Yard & Garden

Monday, June 27, 2011 - 11:07

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

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 09:44

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 - 12:59

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

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 07:29

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 - 10:40

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 - 07:31

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 - 13:28

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

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 09:02

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 - 08:15

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