Articles related to Yard & Garden

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 08:59

The Iowa Master Gardener program is once again offering a series of summer garden webinars to be hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Because weather patterns over the past couple of years have moved rapidly from drought to flood, the theme of the 2013 series is "Moisture Extremes in the Landscape."

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 10:11

Fungi and molds are popping up and out in Iowa lawns and gardens thanks to cool, wet conditions the past few weeks. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell gardeners how to identify and manage some of the more common ones.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 08:36

Fresh strawberries, a favorite of almost everyone, are relatively easy to grow and hardy throughout Iowa. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share cultural practices to reduce damage and losses caused by insects and diseases

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 11:07

Available in nearly every color, bearded iris is a beautiful spring flower. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer questions related to blooming, dividing and controlling pests with irises.

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 13:48

Why is the ash tree in the front yard dropping leaves? What are those brownish, orange things in the cedar tree out back? Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about trees; to have additional questions answered contact Hortline at hortline@iastate.edu or 515-294-3108.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 14:10

Lawn mowing is the most time consuming practice related to lawn care – but when done properly mowing plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy, sustainable lawn. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer lawn mowing questions.

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 10:25

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides many resources on lawn care for homeowners to help maintain a healthy summer lawn.

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 14:09

What fruit varieties will perform well in Iowa? Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about selecting plum, pear, cherry and peach varieties. To have additional questions answered, contact Hortline at hortline@iastate.edu or 515-294-3108.

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:18

The 2013 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day at the Iowa State Horticulture Farm in Ames is set for Monday, Aug. 12. The field day will begin at 2 p.m. and feature research-based information on a variety of production topics of interest to fruit and vegetable growers.