Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

August 27, 2015

Late summer and early fall is a great time to manage the flowers growing around the house and in the garden. 

August 13, 2015

Aeration is an important part of lawn care, but take care to aerate properly and at the correct time of the year. 

August 7, 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.

August 7, 2015

New publications focus on turfgrass selection and promote healthy turf throughout the year

August 7, 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.

Statewide Resources

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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