Articles related to Yard & Garden

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 14:48

Daffodils make any garden or flower bed more beautiful, but like many plants, care must be taken to optimize their production and life in any garden.

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 10:55

The International Master Gardener Conference, co-hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, will be Sept. 22-25 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 13:53

Gardeners have the opportunity this summer to learn about theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 09:51

Millions of trees are planted in Iowa on both private and public lands. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions related to successful tree planting.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 13:54

Tomatoes are a popular part of many Iowa gardens, and with spring here, the time to plant them is approaching. But when is too early to plant? Where should they be planted? Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 16:17

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in the southeast corner of rural Dallas County, making this the 21st county in Iowa where this invasive beetle has been found. The Iowa EAB Team will host a press conference at Grey’s Lake southeast parking area, 2101 Fleur Dr. in Des Moines at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 09:52

Weeds can cause trouble for asparagus, raspberries and strawberries. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the proper way to control weeds in home gardens.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:42

Perennials are commonly divided for three reasons: to control size, to rejuvenate plants and to propagate a prized perennial. Learn when to divide your perennials.

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:37

A new publication providing information on suitable tomato varieties for commercial field and high tunnel production in Iowa is now available at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Online Store. Home gardeners also will find the variety descriptions helpful.