March 21, 2012

Application of Preemergence Herbicides to Lawns in 2012


 

Crabgrass is a common weed in many lawns. Crabgrass is an annual, warm-season grass. Germination of crabgrass seeds usually begins about mid-April in southern Iowa, early May in northern parts of the state. Crabgrass seeds continue to germinate over several weeks from spring into summer. 

 

Growing Raspberries and Blackberries in the Backyard


 

Amending Garden Soils


 

Fruit Tree Varieties for the Backyard


 

Tiny Fungus Gnat "Outbreak" in Iowa


Callers the past week have described swarms of millions to billions of small black gnats on the side of the house, crawling on the compost pile or wood chip mulch or hanging around the landscape.&n

High Risk for Oak Wilt


High risk for oak wilt

On March 18, 2012 Minnesota changed the oak wilt risk status from safe to high. Normally, the risk period for oak wilt would begin in April and continue through July.