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Yard and Garden: Dividing Lilies, Daylilies and Peonies
(Posted on 8/26/2015)
Late summer and early fall is a great time to manage the flowers growing around the house and in the garden. The trick is to know the best times and ways to manage particular types of flowers, like lilies, daylilies and peonies. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on managing different types of flowers during the late summer and early fall.
September Field Days Highlight North and South America Gardens
(Posted on 8/24/2015)
Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will hold their annual Demonstration Home Garden tours and local food tastings Sept. 10-21, at various locations throughout Iowa.
Yard and Garden: Getting the Most Out of Your Grape Crop
(Posted on 8/20/2015)
Grapes are a delicious and nutritious part of any garden, but there are variables involved when properly harvesting and storing them. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to get the most out of your grape harvest.
Yard and Garden: Properly Aerating Lawns
(Posted on 8/12/2015)
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.
Research Supporting Commercial Food Production to be Showcased at Field Day Aug. 10
(Posted on 8/6/2015)
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.
Yard and Garden: Planting for Late Summer and Early Fall
(Posted on 8/4/2015)
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.
Lawn Care Tips Help Homeowners Tackle Grass Problems
(Posted on 8/3/2015)
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.
Iowa State Brings Bugs and Cy to Iowa State Fair
(Posted on 7/30/2015)
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.
Yard and Garden: Growing Potatoes
(Posted on 7/28/2015)
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.
With Help from ISU Extension and Outreach, Community Gardens Thriving in Muscatine
(Posted on 7/27/2015)
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.

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