Richard Jauron
Extension Horticulturist

515-294-3108
rjauron@iastate.edu

Articles by this author:

Summer is prime time for being outdoors, enjoying lawns and landscapes and making the most of the warmest months of the year. Crabgrass can ruin some of that fun by damaging a landscape’s appearance and overall feel.

Garden phlox is a beautiful way to add color to the garden in perennial fashion. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions regarding garden phlox and keep it a valuable part of the garden landscape.

Many people love tomatoes from the garden, fresh and delicious. But diseases that attack them and limit their potential are no fun to deal with. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help solve these issues and ensure a big garden tomato crop.

Summer squash is a popular garden crop in Iowa, but problems can pop up that limit its success and hinder its overall growth. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help solve these issues and create a bountiful harvest.

Blueberries require some special care and watering to maximize their potential. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help figure out how to get the most of blueberries for a bountiful, sweet harvest.

As homeowners enjoy the shade from their maple trees, they may notice something strange on the leaves or branches. Horticulturists from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about galls, fungi and scale that may appear on maples.

Gardens are potentially excellent sources for fresh produce which can be harvested, enjoyed and saved for year-round use. However, they need special care and watering to create a bountiful harvest of vegetables, especially in the hot summer months.

Crabapple trees come in many cultivars and are often excellent additions to a home landscape. However, they can be susceptible to issues that can be tough to decode, just like many other trees.

Officially, summer doesn’t begin until June 21, but Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer. With it comes the need for lawn care. It can be hot, sweaty work, but there’s no questioning its necessity.

The sycamore tree is one of Iowa’s largest trees, found mainly in the eastern and southern parts of the state. It’s a great tree to have on a landscape, but it can run into problems.