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Ferli•lome winterizer

Winterizing Lawns

Fall is the best time to fertilize fescue lawns. During the fall, fescue grass uses fertilizer to develop a stronger root system and store energy for the following year. A lawn adequately fed in the fall will be healthier and…

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tulip

Bulbs – how to plant

Spring bulbs are some of the first and brightest plants to bloom after winter.  Adding this fresh touch to the landscape is a fairly simple investment and can last years, depending on the species of the bulb.  Daffodils, tulips, crocus,…

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Henbit

Henbit and Chickweed

Henbit and chickweed are two weeds with very similar lifecycles and methods for control. While they can show up in shrub beds, they are more of a concern in the lawn. Henbit is the showier of the two with obvious…

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Coneflower Ruby Star

Drought Tolerant Plants

Drought tolerant plants are easy on the budget and grow well in our area during droughts. They are able to survive even if there are water restrictions or they are planted in an area that has no access to water.…

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Budworms

Budworms

Are your petunias, geraniums, or million bells mysteriously ceasing to bloom? If so, let's take a closer look at the buds. Budworms might be the sneaky culprits responsible for this problem. Budworms are tiny caterpillars that can be either green,…

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Nut Grass

Nutgrass Control

Nutsedge, sometimes called nutgrass or watergrass, looks like tall, thin, glossy blades of grass in the lawn and landscape beds. It is actually in the Sedge family. The fastest way to identify it is to roll an entire spring or…

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Grubs

Grub Control

Grubworms are the larval form of various beetles, the Masked Chaffer being the most damaging in Kansas. When the grubs are at their largest in late summer they can do considerable damage to lawns by eating the roots of the…

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Lawn Overseeding

Determine the size of the lawn that needs overseeding. Overseed fescue lawn at a rate of 4-6 pounds per 1000 square feet. Visit our grass seed calculator to determine the quantity of seed needed. Choose a quality grass seed such as Gard’n-wise Premium…

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Brown Recluse Spider

Controlling Spiders

Spiders can be beneficial in many situations since they eat several other insects. Unfortunately, some are also very venomous to humans, and they are also unwelcome indoors and around our landscapes, where we might run into their webs. Our area's…

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Boxelder Bug

Boxelder Beetles

Boxelder beetles (also known as boxelder bugs) are a nuisance pest that swarms houses and other buildings in the fall. They are about ½ inch long and are dark grey to black and orange. As temperatures drop in the fall,…

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