October 23, 2015

Trees with Colorful Fall Foliage


One of the most delightful aspects of fall is the colorful tree foliage.  Yellow is the predominate fall leaf color.  However, are also oranges, reds, and purples. 

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Linn County, Iowa


The destructive emerald ash borer has been confirmed in southern Cedar Rapids IA.

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.

 

Public Garden Discussion November 14


 A public workshop will explore opportunities that exist for community gardens, and provide an opportunity for gardeners to give feedback on community garden efforts and educational programs t

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle FAQ’s: All Your Questions Answered!!


It is that time of year again!  The lady beetles are responding to changes in day-length and temperatures and beginning their annual migration to locate good overwintering sights. &nbsp

New Turfgrass Publications for Sports Field Managers


Two new publications on turf care are now available from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Store: Preventing Compaction on Athletic Fields and Tips for Athletic Field