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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.

Check out the new Master Gardener Web site.

Wondering about mushrooms and morels? 
Identifying edible mushrooms, morels, and other fungi can be a challenge, even for a specialist. Eat only those you can identify without a doubt.

 

Yard and Garden News

Yard and Garden: Improve Landscape in Late Summer, Early Fall
(Posted on 8/28/2014)
As late summer becomes early fall, it is a great time to get outside and do some yard work. Get tips on great ways to improve the yard, trees, garden and flower beds from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Story County
(Posted on 8/25/2014)
Iowa now has 13 counties infested with Emerald Ash Borer after beetles were found in Story City.
Yard and Garden: Properly Harvesting and Enjoying Melons
(Posted on 8/20/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on the best way to harvest homegrown melons.
Yard and Garden: Establishing a Lawn from Seed
(Posted on 8/14/2014)
Now is prime time to establish a lawn from seed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on selecting seed and planting a new lawn, as well as overseeding an existing lawn.
Yard and Garden: Tackling Common Summer and Fall Tree Issues
(Posted on 8/7/2014)
Trees can become afflicted with problems that change their appearance and health, but Iowa State University Extension and Outreach can help with those issues.