Fall is an excellent time to apply broadleaf herbicides to lawns, but take care to do it properly and effectively. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about the right time and methods.
With hot, dry summer weather prevailing over much of Iowa, rain has been at a premium for many lawns. That brings up an important question: is it necessary to water lawns during such weather conditions? And if so, how much?
How to care for a lawn and set it up for success throughout the spring, summer and fall is the subject of an article in the March edition of the Small Farm Sustainability newsletter. The March issue also discusses beef cattle production, acreage ponds, prescribed burns, and pruning trees and shrubs.
Fall is a perfect time to prepare lawns for the upcoming year with seeding, aeration and fertilization.
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.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has published four publications to serve as guides for residential yardwork.
Spring has finally sprung across Iowa, and with it, growing green grass on lawns everywhere. The hum of lawn mowers is beginning to fill the air, and that hum brings questions about proper mowing practices.
Fall’s arrival brings a natural question: Even though the weather has turned cooler, how does lawn care and preparation change? Colder weather doesn't mean lawns should be ignored.
Fall is the perfect time to treat lawns for optimal spring performance. Treating now assures lawns will be ready for spring growth.
Aeration is an important part of lawn care, but take care to aerate properly and at the correct time of the year. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on the proper way to aerate a yard.