Richard Jauron
Extension Horticulturist

515-294-3108
rjauron@iastate.edu

Articles by this author:

October is the perfect time to enjoy fall foliage in Iowa. Depending on the location in the state, foliage and fall colors peak from now through the end of the month. Which trees have the best colors?

Hyacinths are a popular spring plant that can be enjoyed during winter with proper planning. Learn important steps to successfully forcing their bulbs indoors.

Time harvest of remaining garden produce to get the full bounty of the season from garden crops.

The 2018 Garden Calendar is titled “Celebrating with Plants” and features striking holiday-inspired imagery and stories behind today’s traditions. It is now available.

Newly planted trees can eventually add great color and valuable cover to any landscape. But winter’s harsh conditions can hamper, delay or completely derail their development.

Fall can be a great time to plant multiple types of spring-flowering bulbs, and daffodils are an excellent choice. However, several steps must be followed to ensure their success in spring. What needs to be done?

Fall is an excellent time to apply broadleaf herbicides to lawns, but take care to do it properly and effectively. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about the right time and methods.

Summer is winding down and fall is almost here. That means it’s time to start focusing on plants that rebloom during colder months, like the amaryllis or the Christmas cactus. They often require specialized care to reach their full potential.

As fall approaches, it’s time to start thinking about germinating seeds for the upcoming growing season. Starting them outdoors and then transferring inside can lead to good results. How can this be accomplished?

Overseeding is one way to improve an existing lawn that is in poor condition. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on how to overseed, what seed to use and how to ensure good germination.