Articles related to Yard & Garden

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 07:42

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 - 10:52

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

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 08:11

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 - 10:18

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

Friday, April 29, 2011 - 09:19

The Iowa Master Gardener program has a new look -- and a  new logo.

Friday, April 29, 2011 - 09:00

Annual Master Gardener plant sales are happening in many Iowa counties in the coming weeks, featuring a wide range of flowers and vegetables.

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 12:17

Tomato plants are the most popular vegetable in the home garden. Iowa State University Extension garden specialists explain varieties, growth habits and how and when to plant this vegetable of many sizes, shapes and colors.

Friday, April 22, 2011 - 11:35

Arbor Day April 29 is a reminder of the importance of trees in our landscape, and this week Iowa State experts provide tree planting instructions and tell how to care for newly planted trees.

Friday, April 15, 2011 - 07:58

As Iowa's spring and summer storms break and scatter tree branches and limbs, homeowners should know that some tree species are more susceptible to storm damage than others. Age and prior care of the tree are also factors contributing to the extent of damage caused by strong winds.