Articles related to Yard & Garden

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 08:06

With help from ISU Extension and Outreach groups, community gardens, including a large one at Mulford Evangelical Free Church, are taking root across the Muscatine community.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 08:42

The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in the spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing session. If given a good site and the right care, an established peony will flower for many years. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide helpful instructions on how to care for peonies all throughout the year.

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 09:03

SDSU Extension veterinarian Russ Daly answers questions on what urban citizens should know about highly pathogenic avian influenza.  This article is part of a cooperative effort of ISU Extension and Outreach, SDSU Extension and University of Minnesota Extension to provide resources for families struggling with the human challenges brought on by avian influenza.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 14:50

Cucumbers are a widely cultivated plant and grow well in warmer weather, making them a perfect summer plant in any home garden. As it gets time to harvest, there can be a few problems that may arise. Follow these tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on what to look out for when harvesting cucumbers. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 09:00

Perennials are beautiful plants that live three or more years, die in the ground each fall and return in the spring. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify different types of perennials and planting sites where perennials can grow successfully.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 08:18

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Fort Madison, bringing the number of confirmed counties in Iowa to 26. This makes Lee County the latest victim of EAB, a highly destructive insect of ash trees.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 13:37

The Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station is host for the annual Iowa Turfgrass Field Day, July 23 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 10:53

Visitors can enjoy a horticulture tour through the Lyon County Fair Grounds gardens and taste locally-sourced food at the Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Garden Tour and Local Food Tasting Tuesday, July 21, in Rock Rapids.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 15:17

The summer months are the perfect time to enjoy homegrown fruits. With varying weather and temperature, maintaining a healthy fruit plant can sometimes be a struggle. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to properly maintain fruit plants in the summer months to ensure high fruit production.