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Overseeding Lawns

Healthy, well maintained lawns are attractive landscape additions.  Lawns in poor condition, however, are somewhat unsightly.  The poor condition of a lawn may be due to poor management, heat, drought, diseases, insects or other factors.  In severe cases, the existing lawn may have to be destroyed and a new one established on the site.  Read more about Overseeding Lawns

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Spring Lawn Care

Extra care should be taken when applying any fertilizer or pesticide to the lawn. The lawn is like a sponge and is very good at trapping water and reducing runoff, but it does no good if lawn care products are spread onto hard surfaces like sidewalks and driveways and then washed into the storm water drainage system. Do your part to sweep or blow granular products back into the lawn where they stay put. Read more about Spring Lawn Care

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Ask the ISU Extension Garden Experts About: Water Grass and Storing Onions

The storage life of onions is determined by the variety and storage conditions. When properly stored, good keepers such as 'Copra' and 'Stuttgarter' can be successfully stored for several months. Poor keepers, such as 'Walla Walla' and 'Sweet Spanish,' can only be stored for a few weeks. Read more about Ask the ISU Extension Garden Experts About: Water Grass and Storing Onions

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Yard and Garden: Selecting Trees and Shrubs

May 22, 2014, 11:00 am | Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

Creating a beautiful, functional landscape depends on putting the right plant in the right place. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss considerations when selecting trees and shrubs for shaded, wet and dry areas of the lawn and garden. Read more about Yard and Garden: Selecting Trees and Shrubs

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Yard and Garden: Add Butterfly Weed to Spring Landscape Plans

January 14, 2015, 3:11 pm | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

When temperatures are cold outside, it’s the perfect time to plan spring plantings. Include butterfly weed, a pretty, low maintenance perennial, in those plans to add significant beauty and value to a lawn. For maximum growth and beauty, specific growing procedures should be followed. Read more about Yard and Garden: Add Butterfly Weed to Spring Landscape Plans

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