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Interest in gardening stretches across geographic borders and age levels. You'll find how-to tips and gardening guidelines at Yard and Garden Online.

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Yard and Garden News

Yard and Garden: Garden Mums
(Posted on 4/17/2014)
Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on growing and caring for garden mums.
Yard and Garden: Planting Rhubarb
(Posted on 4/10/2014)
Spring is the best time to plant rhubarb in Iowa. Iowa State University horticulturists make rhubarb planting recommendations for gardeners planting their first rhubarb patch and those maintaining an established planting.
Yard and Garden: Spring Care of Strawberry Plants
(Posted on 4/3/2014)
Strawberries are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort, making them well suited to home gardens. Early spring is the best time to plant strawberries in Iowa, but don’t rush to remove mulch.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Jasper County
(Posted on 3/28/2014)
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in Newton in Jasper County from a larva sample collected on March 20, 2014. Nine counties in Iowa have confirmed infestations.
Yard and Garden: Caring for Roses
(Posted on 3/27/2014)
Modern roses, such as hybrid teas, grandifloras and floribundas, are attractive additions to the home landscape. While roses are beautiful, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists say they do require good care.