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When growing raspberries, summer pruning is crucial for increasing yields and controlling diseases. However, based on the type of raspberry and the number of crops you are hoping to harvest, summer pruning techniques may vary. In this article, Richard...

While caring for the yard and garden, it can be challenging to remember which garden chores should take place during each month. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has simplified the garden care process by creating a calendar that details the...

As you visit garden centers to purchase yard and garden supplies, you may have spotted a new tree you'd like to plant to bring beauty and interest to your yard. In addition to appearance, trees offer numerous other benefits to their owners and the environment....

As the days become warmer, the shocks of color we've been waiting for all winter are starting to appear. That means the days of planting our gardens are in the very near future. If you are considering strawberries for your home garden, early spring (April)...

It seems to be a constant battle; as our yards and gardens sprout in the spring, so do their noxious counterparts. Over the course of the growing season, weeds compete with our gardens for nutrients, moisture and sunlight and may become host to diseases...

Though we are moving out of winter and into spring, the effects of our long, cold winter may be lingering longer than the frigid temperatures. In addition to the usual fall death of annual plants, the extremes of this winter have also impacted many trees...

Thoughts of spring! And of the major thaw and April rain showers we will soon be experiencing. While the moisture is great for our gardens and yards, much of the water doesn't end up in the locations where it is most needed. It runs over the sidewalks...

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