Fall Lawn & Garden Chores

When to Cut Back Plants.  The best time to cut back the old foliage on plants in the home garden depends on the plant.  See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from October 10, 2015 for tips on cutting back perennials, ornamental grasses, asparagus and rhubarb.

 

Properly Handling Fall Lawn Care.  Lawn care, including mowing, weed control and fertilization continues into fall.  See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from October 15, 2015 for tips on these and other fall chores.

 

Caring for Evergreen Trees During Winter.  Evergreen trees are built to survive the cold weather, but they still need care and preventive measures during the colder months of the year.  See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from October 8, 2015 for tips on how to help evergreens survive winter.

 

Properly Overwintering Plants.  Part of living in Iowa is dealing with winter and its effects on landscapes. That means taking precautions to ensure that certain plants can survive winter’s harsh blast by overwintering them.  See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from October 1, 2015 for tips on overwintering tender perennials such as cannas, tuberous begonias and dahlias. 
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