Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

November 8, 2019

AMES, Iowa -- Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University share information about when to delay cutting back perennials and which perennials need mulch protection from extreme winter temperature fluctuations that cause heaving.

November 1, 2019

AMES, Iowa – It’s hard enough to keep perennials in the ground alive during Iowa’s extreme winters. It’s much harder to over-winter potted trees, shrubs and plants.

October 25, 2019

AMES, Iowa – It’s time to think about protecting strawberry plants from the winter elements. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to properly mulch strawberries to provide protection against winter injury.

October 1, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Apple trees are a treat in a home garden, but they are susceptible to a variety of diseases. 

August 15, 2019

AMES, Iowa — The large, showy blooms of lilies add colorful elegance to the early to midsummer yard and garden.

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

Statewide Resources

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

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

  • 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.

  •  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.

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

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