From parties to relaxing, gazebos offer elegant shade, shelter in summer's heat


What structure could better fit this traditional month of hot days and nights than the shaded confines of a gazebo? That venerable ... »

From The Ground Up: Protect your trees, shrubs from winter harsh salt damage

De-icing salts are one of the necessities of winter in Iowa.

De-icing compounds, such as NaCl, CaCl2, KCl and MgCl2, can damage landscape pl ... »

Learning to care for your holiday plants

You may already have purchased a seasonal flowering plant or received one as a gift.

Keeping that lovely holiday color as long as possible ... »

From the Ground Up: Still time to help plants weather winter well

Q: Is it too late to protect my plants this winter? What do I do to protect them?

A: Winter hit us hard and fast this year, and it's official ... »