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Two Counties Earn Master Gardener Search for Excellence Award

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:32
The Pocahontas County and Webster County Master Gardeners have received the 2018 Search for Excellence award for their work in their communities. The Search for Excellence award is given annually by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program.

Yard and Garden: Get Ahead of the Weeds

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 09:00
Complete control of weeds in the home lawn or garden is not a practical goal for many homeowners. A more realistic approach is to minimize weed populations through various control measures.

Yard and Garden: Growing Bearded Irises

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:12
Follow these tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists to maintain a colorful, attractive iris planting.

Yard and Garden: Daffodil Care

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:43
Home gardeners often have questions about how to manage foliage and bulbs after spring blooming. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information about daffodil care.

Yard and Garden: Flowering Fruit Trees

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 08:11
The characteristics of the tree, its environment, the cultural practices used and the weather all affect a tree’s ability to begin and continue to bear fruit. The key to avoiding poor fruit set is to provide conditions favorable for flower bud formation, survival and pollination.

Yard and Garden: Proper Lawn Mowing

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 16:44
A lawn’s overall appearance is directly related to the maintenance provided. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on lawn mowing this week.