Articles related to Yard & Garden

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 14:24

Aeration is an important part of lawn care, but take care to aerate properly and at the correct time of the year. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on the proper way to aerate a yard.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 14:22

Producers interested in retail sales at farmers markets and food stores will learn how Iowa State research experts are helping growers with their crop management, profitability and quality of produce.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 13:26

Creating a beautiful, functioning landscape depends on putting the right plant in the right place at the right time. As the seasons begin to change it’s important to think about what plants should be planted when. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists describe the correct plants and care to give for late summer and early fall plantings.

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 14:19

Two new publications, "Fall Tips to Ensure a Healthy Green Yard in the Spring" and "Selecting a Grass Species for Iowa Lawns," include many tips for selecting a grass species and keeping it green and healthy.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 07:24

Those that fly, crawl, slither and leap will have their days at the Iowa State University exhibit, “Camp Cy – A Statewide Adventure,” in the Varied Industries Building at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Camp Cy takes place under cardinal and gold tent tops where special guests and activities will showcase the many ways ISU Extension and Outreach is Iowans’ 99-county campus.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10:13

The potato is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world and a popular plant in any home garden. However, there’s a lot to know about growing and storing potatoes properly. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists have some tips on how to grow and store potatoes.

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.