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Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 09:32

Putting the garden to bed for the winter is a matter of cleaning up and covering up. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have recommendations on cutting foliage as part of fall clean up.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 14:21

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach point out types of trees and plants that have colorful fall foliage.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 08:32

Two informational meetings concerning the presence of emerald ash borer will be held in Cedar Rapids on Nov. 7. The 1 p.m. meeting is for people in the Green Industry and the 6:30 p.m. meeting is for homeowners.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 14:07

To enjoy the beauty of daffodils in spring, gardeners must plant daffodils in the fall. There are several thousand daffodil varieties, but standard planting practices, including how to force daffodils indoors.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 08:16

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Mechanicsville in northern Cedar County, making this the fourth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa.

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 08:54

Tender perennials such as tuberous begonias, gladioli, cannas and dahlias will not survive Iowa's harsh winter weather outdoors and must be dug in the fall and stored indoors through the winter months.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 08:30

While gardeners are busy with late summer garden chores and arranging mums for fall displays, they should also be planning ahead for Christmas blooms. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to achieve perfectly timed Christmas cactus, poinsettia and amaryllis blooms.

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 14:55

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released a revised publication on how to protect ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer damage. Emerald Ash Borer Management Options, PM 2084, is available for free download from the Extension and Outreach Online Store.

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 13:29

Proper lawn care in the fall helps maintain a healthy, vigorous lawn and can revive a declining lawn. This year, lawn dormancy needs to be considered before completing important fall chores include mowing, fertilization, weed control and aeration.