April 18, 2023

Mowing Tips for Spring

Close-up of turfgrass

One of the hallmarks of spring in Iowa is the greening up of the lawn.  There are several things we think about for the lawn this time of year and top of the list is mowing.  Below are some resources and advice on mowing this spring.

All About Tulips

Tulips (Tulipa spp.) are the quintessential spring blooming bulb.  The wide range of colors, sizes, and patterns make them a spring favorite for Iowa gardeners.  Learn more about these fascinating plants including information on planting, caring, transplanting, dividing, and forcing as well as information on how to select the best kind of tulip for your garden, how to deal with problems that may arise, how to use them as cut flowers, and the unique history and cultural impact this bloom from the mountains of central Asia has on gardeners.

Celebrate Arbor Day & Earth Day

newly planted tree

Arbor Day is Friday, April 28, 2023 and Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, 2023.  Learn more about how you can support these two causes and find information about planting and caring for trees.

AAS Winners are Great New Plants to Grow in the Home Garden

All-America Selections has been trialing edible and ornamental plants for over 90 years, presenting awards to entries that will impress home gardeners with their performance regionally or nationally. There have been plenty of exciting new winners that merit a place in your garden that will be highlighted in this series.