New Year, New Garden Projects

Pruning Resources

Here is some general information about pruning from Iowa State University Extension

This resource is great visual resource to help with pruning.

Pruning fruit trees (like apple or pear) has several special considerations.  Here is a comprehensive guide to pruning fruit trees for reference. (the link downloads a pdf!)

Soil Testing

A good goal for 2019 would be to get a soil test for your garden!

Download this publication from Iowa State University to learn how to take good soil sample for testing.

Iowa State University no longer offers soil testing to gardeners.  But several independent laboratories will provide this service.  Midwest Labs is one recommended provider.  Here is more information about garden soil tests and soil tests for lawn.

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